8 Circuit Compact Marine Fuse Block – Blue Sea 5046
ATC Style fuse block with 8 circuits. Accepts readily available ATO and ATC style standard blade fuses (sold separately).
Marine grade construction with tinning on all copper contacts. Meets ABYC/USCG requirements for insulation. Includes secure, but easy to open protective cover.
At less than 2″ x 6″ this is a great little – super compact – fuse block that fits in a tight space. We also have this fuse block in a 4 circuit version.
Fuse Block Specs:
- Circuits: (8) #8 screw terminals
- Inputs: (1) #10 stud
- Negative Bus: No
- Max Current: 100A total, 30A per circuit
- Max Voltage: up to 32Vdc
- Fuse Type: ATC or ATO
8 Circuit Fuse Block Use Example:
Our compact 8 circuit fuse block would be a great choice for a boat with just a handful of unswitched loads, and a cramped console.
It could also be used as a breakout point for several, individually fused loads on a common switch:
For example: Maybe you have 8 separate under gunnel lights, all thrown by a single switch on your marine switch panel. Combined they need a 10A or 15A breaker on the panel… but they only draw an amp and change each, so you want to protect them with individual 2A fuses.
You can run your lead from the switch to the input, then drop in your 2A fuses into this fuse block, then out to your lights. Now all your lights are controlled with a single switch, but this fuse block protects them individually down to their rated current.
Now if you get an issue in one light, it only blows it’s specific fuse, the remaining 7 lights stay on, and it makes it very easy to troubleshoot the issue with only 1 wire to inspect instead of 8.
What We Like About This Fuse Block:
- Extremely compact… takes up like no space under a crowded dash
- Single-sided load wire exit actually makes it much easier to dress your wiring in cleanly than a two sided fuse block