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Originally Posted by scatz View Post
Just one last thing.

Would it matter if the fuse went before or after the switch?
I asked my son who is an electrical engineer for an answer to this one and the answer is that a fuse is primarlily used to protect the circuit in which it is fitted and as general rule should be fitted as close as possible to the source of supply where possible - as long as it is easily accessable. In other words if you were taking a source from the battery the closer to the battery the better. He says think of where the fuses and circuit breakers are in a house and you can't go too far wrong. Where possible have as few connections as possible when designing an electrical circuit as they tend to be likely hot-spots.
If only he had helped in the design of Renault fuse box locations
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