They are really a completely different grade / spec of breaker.Advice appreciated! Just wondering... are breakers made in Mexico that much better than those made in China? About $90 for a 100A breaker ???
Before answering, remember our vans are made in Mexico, and their electrical is a bit short of spectacular...
I completely agree with using a breaker in that location and for the reasons that you noted. I use them for the exact same reasons.Good info, and I understand that delivering a product for customers needs some more stringent parameters.
My current thinking is that...
- when the juiceBOX is being battery 4, the most draw should be about 50A if the 4 batteries distribute the maximum fused 200A load evenly
- if I connect a 1000W inverter, load should be about 80A... might be the highest load I'd use.
- the cost of the name brand breaker is more than I spent on the whole JiuceBOX!
- I thought about an ANL fuse... have the parts already and it would fit well, but... I like the idea of using the breaker as an on/off switch too...
So, I may think about it a bit and decide about the Blue Sea/ Buss breaker... not sure that an 80A breaker (with it's built in time lag) wouldn't be OK for my application.