Battery Relocation fuse & fuse location
Hello to all,
I'm getting ready to tackle this project and have a few last questions.
I know I need a 150 amp fuse and equally rated fuse holder. Who makes a good, cheap inline fuse holder for ANL fuses and if the fuse is slow blow, do you need a special fuse holder? I've found a few car stereo fuse holders for around $15 that accept 2ga wire but is one brand better than another? Why would some be $40 and others $15? Can someone direct me to a part number or website?
Secondly, I'm confused about fuse location. I've seen people put the fuse in the back by the battery or in the front by the alternator. Here is my question, If you put it in the back, if the short happens inbetween the alternator and the fuse, does the fuse ever detect that short? My thinking is that the short becomes the new travel point for the electricity and therefore, the fuse never sees that short. But if the fuse were closer to the alternator, there would be less unfused wire. The fuse is to protect the wire after it correct?? (since the current is traveling to the back of the car, the longer section should be the section after the fuse in the front???) So Basically, does the fuse need to be in the engine compartment?
1994 Mustang GT TKO 500 5 spd
Fox 75mm TB, FTI Ported Edelbrock Perf RPM, 58cc AFR 165s, FTI Cam, 4.10s, Drag Susp, PMS Tuned by Mike Post
316 RWHP & 335 RWTQ // 3,225 lbs with driver and fuel // 11.919 @ 113.92 All Motor