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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:39   #1
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Fuse removed from AEG: Safe?

I find that the more AEG`s I buy in Barrie are being hard wired and the fuses are being removed is this safe for the AEG.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:45   #2
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First, I retitled your thread. Run-on sentances are a bitch to begin with, and putting one in the message title is painful.

Removing the fuse increases the risk of motor damage in the event of a short. It's not a great idea, but it is common.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:50   #3
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Quite frankly, I can't remember the number of times I've blown the fuse on my M249, which probably saved me alot of motor burnouts.

But... I was running the frigging thing on a remote motorcycle battery, probably didn't help.

If I remember correctly, fuses in TM-style AEGs are rated for 30 amps, so before you reach a current anywhere close to that, the motor probably already overheated. Plus removing the battery 'compartment' frees alot of room in the handguard in the case of a M4 (another compromise would be to completly remove the fuse "plate" or "compartment" and wrap your fuse and both wire clamps in heatshrink tubing. It's going to ba a pain in the butt to change the fuse, but since it doesn't usually happen too frequently, it might just work as good for you, if the lack of room is your concern.
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An inline mini-fuse within a battery stock is a good idea.

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Old May 15th, 2009, 09:04   #5
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hmmm

I like to buy used AEG`s and fix them up and sell them. So I pick up a JG MP5 SD5 last night and already went to work on it so it has the battery in the stock as per it come like that. It has a 1400mah battery 8.4v with deans connectors on it and I really dont see a need to hard wire a AEG like this.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 09:54   #6
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IIRC, "stock" fuses are usually 15A. A lot of guys put a 20A fuse in. If you put a 30A fuse in there (not talking about "big" setups...more stock/mild-upgraded stuff)...you're defeating the purpose. Most setups don't pull more than 20A. A SAW hooked up to a car battery might need a bigger one...

I personally didn't run fuses in a number of my rifles...but I'm into them for testing/fiddling with new parts that there's a lot of preventative maintenance going on. Now most of my rifles have a MOSFET in them. The Triggermaster III mosfets have an automatic resettable fuse built in, can't remember what it blows at though.

I've given the option of having a fuse to a number of customers...most decline. There's A LOT of guys out there who don't even know where to find the fuse in their rifle...and don't know what it's for.
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In 11 years, I've never blown a motor. Your mileage may vary.

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An inline mini-fuse within a battery stock is a good idea.

Where Do i Find/ buy these?
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you can find them at electronic/rc hobbie stores. the source may have them aswell.
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