I am about to wire an in line 4 amp fuse per the e timer instructions. But something is not connecting in my head.
I am going to connect one end of the in line fuse to the starter switch post (under my foot) and the other end to the zero or 1 gauge? wire that connects to the starter post.
The confusion comes from not understanding if it is ok to connect a thick zero (or #1 gauge?) wire to this little 12 gauge wire, even though the 12 gauge goes up to 30 amps.
Please confirm if this ok or not ok.
Thank you. Bob
The fuse goes in the 12 ga wire (yellow with black tracer, i believe) that runs from the starter switch to the terminal strip. Not to the heavy cable that goes to the starter.
I have a 1912 motor with starter. Sorry forgot to tell you.
A 4A fuse should be installed in the ignition power positive battery wire. In other words, in the wire feeding battery power to the coil box.
The 4A fuse protects the coils and electrical system from an electrical wiring fault (eg. timer wire breaking off and contacting engine ground).
I physically located the fuse on my 1927 Touring under the coil box, out of view.
Ok thanks. I forgot about the coil wire that goes from the starter switch to the coil. I will put it there.