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I have a couple quick questions regarding fusing. I am in the midst of my build. The canvas is a 2005 Lincoln LS. The other night I ran 2x 1/0 from the alternator to the battery (stock battery location is in the trunk). Everything I have read about upgrading the Big 3 says you do not have to fuse between the alternator and the battery, so I am guess I don't have to but...

Question #1 - Is there any reason why I SHOULD fuse these?

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Being that the battery is in the trunk, I am going to run 2x 1/0 from the battery to a fused distribution block and then 4 awg to my amps...

Question # 2 - Do I need to fuse the 1/0 between the battery and the distribution block?

I've got 3 very nice 1/0 fuse holders but I don't think I need to use them anymore. Anyone think otherwise?

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Last but not least, I have an AudioControl LC6i and a Three.1. I have 12awg power running to each from the battery...

Question # 3 - Is it necessary to fuse these?
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I have a couple quick questions regarding fusing. I am in the midst of my build. The canvas is a 2005 Lincoln LS. The other night I ran 2x 1/0 from the alternator to the battery (stock battery location is in the trunk). Everything I have read about upgrading the Big 3 says you do not have to fuse between the alternator and the battery, so I am guess I don't have to but...

Question #1 - Is there any reason why I SHOULD fuse these?

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Being that the battery is in the trunk, I am going to run 2x 1/0 from the battery to a fused distribution block and then 4 awg to my amps...

Question # 2 - Do I need to fuse the 1/0 between the battery and the distribution block?

I've got 3 very nice 1/0 fuse holders but I don't think I need to use them anymore. Anyone think otherwise?

*

Last but not least, I have an AudioControl LC6i and a Three.1. I have 12awg power running to each from the battery...

Question # 3 - Is it necessary to fuse these?
You don't need to fuse the alt to batt +. Even if that fuse blows, there is still juice on both ends of the wire. I would fuse between the batt and distro block, but with the batt in the trunk, its highly unlikely that something is going to pinch the wire and short it out. And I wouldn't worry about fusing the AC and Three.1
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Fusing is for people that aren't loud.
LOL. I wonder what is considered "loud"?
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What's a fuse?
LOL x2...I'll be out there Friday afternoon, maybe I can teach you what a fuse is.
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You don't need to fuse the alt to batt +. Even if that fuse blows, there is still juice on both ends of the wire. I would fuse between the batt and distro block, but with the batt in the trunk, its highly unlikely that something is going to pinch the wire and short it out. And I wouldn't worry about fusing the AC and Three.1
Ok so no fuse on the Big 3 and no fuse between the battery and the distro block.

So I don't need these beautiful Tiff 1/0 fuse holders... Do I even need the damn distro block or should I just run 3x 4awg from the battery to my amps?
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Ok so no fuse on the Big 3 and no fuse between the battery and the distro block.

So I don't need these beautiful Tiff 1/0 fuse holders... Do I even need the damn distro block or should I just run 3x 4awg from the battery to my amps?
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