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Default Request for tutorial on AGU fuse blocks??

So I've been researching how to drop classes due to fusing and have found some great info so far but now I need to know how to incorporate it. I've been told to use AGU fuses (glass) for better amp handling on lower ratings for burps. What I'm trying to figure out is how to make AGU fuse blocks or where to buy them for 1/0 and AGU fuses?!? The only thing I can come up with is the standard inline fuse with a 1/0 reducer to 4 gauge but I really don't like the idea of that. Is there a way to make a home made fuse block with AGU's with limited tools lol!

Anyone have anything good to write up or links they can share? I've searched and have not been very lucky so far so I figured I'd give this a shot!! Best thing I've found was Exo's youtube video on home made fuse blocks but that was for a MANL/ANL type so won't work in my case
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Tons of little 5A fuses.
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Thanks for the pics man...but how would I incorporate that into my build? I was under the impression for MECA Street class I had to have fusing on each line and the number of fuses helps determine the class you're in. Like 4 fuses will put you in S4, three fuses would be S3? I like the idea of the block just not sure how to go about using it properly...hence the tutorial question lol!
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Don't know man. I compete in DB Drag not Meca. But from what I understood it goes by fuse ratings hence using a ton of small fuses.

You may want to add what class your shooting for.
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I'm shooting for Street 2 if at all possible...MECA uses a combination of fuse rating x10 with number of fuses + cone area of subs for their class identification. Say I have 2x 50a fuses and 2 18's I would have the numbers of 500(fuse rating x10)+509(cone area of subs) = 1009. If I had 2x 40 amp fuses I'd have 400(fuse rating x10)+509(cone area of subs) = 909 and would be in S2...

S - Street - Intended for daily driven vehicles. Competitors show who can do the most with the least.
S1 0 - 550 -- 1 Fuse Maximum
S2 551 - 1000 -- 2 Fuses Maximum
S3 1001 - 2000 -- 3 Fuses Maximum
S4 2001 - 4000 -- 4 Fuses Maximum
S5 4001+ -- Fuses Not Required

I can have a max fuse of 49 amps x2 to keep in S2...this is what I'm trying to figure out. I've been told that the glass AGU's are best for doing lower rated fuses but I need to figure out how to incorportate them into my build...My cone area is 509
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Maybe they changed the rules then. Since that was a "cheater block"....Not sure really. Ask Tommyk he runs Meca...Or maybe someone else who knows more can chime in.
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you could do the same with other types of fusing.

The point of it is the fact that each fuse actually blows at a higher amperage than it is rated at.

but each fuse is different so you'll have to waste a few testing.

but say for example;
If you have a 300 amp fuse which blows at 330amps {10% higher}

and you change out to ten 30 amp fuses which blow at 50amps {66% higher} then your fusng will be good for up to 500amps. {ish}

I personally disagree with doing that. I think if that's what you want to achieve, you can buy cheap/crappy ANL fuses which don't blow at all. again.. it will take some testing..
here's a great thread about ANL fuses (I remember it being great any way)
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In S2 you can not run more then 2 fuses. Your not figuring the fuse rating correctly. With 2 18's (509sqin) 1 40A fuse (x10) =(400), 509+400=909.
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I was under the impression that they weren't added together, it was just the number of fuses and their rating. So if I had two 40 amp fuses it would be 400+509 not 800(for 2x 40 amp fuses)+509...is my thinking flawed on this one? I've only been to one show and I'm trying to learn as much as I can before next year...which is why I'm on here asking questions
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And on a side note...I'm sure this can be closed out now....Toolmaker is looking into making me some 1/0 AGU fuse holders now. Didn't even think about asking him till yesterday lol
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