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Hi to all .Do you have to use a thermal fuse in the engel or can you use a standard fuse kids have blown 3 by not turning fridge off at the controller and at 9$ a fuse not cheap.thanks to all.
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Reply By: dbish - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 13:04

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 13:04
Seems extremely odd to blow a fuse by not turning it of at the controler ??? & $9 fuse ???? Daryl
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Follow Up By: DesF - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:25

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:25
Hi, As you said it seems strange to blow a fuse, I have had mine 16 years and it is rarely turned off at the unit , I just switch plugs from 12v to 240 while it is still on and never had a problem.
I think I would be looking for a electrical problem some where else.
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: DesF - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:26

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:26
Hi, As you said it seems strange to blow a fuse, I have had mine 16 years and it is rarely turned off at the unit , I just switch plugs from 12v to 240 while it is still on and never had a problem.
I think I would be looking for a electrical problem some where else.
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:46

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 14:46
Funny I only read the manual to refresh before my last big trip, and the manual of my 2000 MRFT-540E-G4 says that both can be connected and it will auto choose 240V.
Just looked and I also have a spare fuse and a small grommet thingo(anyone know what it's for?). Must remember that.
Have never blown a fuse.

Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: Western_Jebs - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 16:12

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 16:12
Hi Ron....no you dont have to use the thermal fuse
I run mine on 24v and use a standard fuse as the thermal one are 12v only
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:18

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:18
Hi Philp
I think you will find the small grommet has a thread on the inside ...it ia an adaptor for 12 v plug
Brian
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:43

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:43
Ah ha, I chucked the cig adaptor 10 years ago and fitted a Merit plug as well as a Projecta low voltage cutout in the 12V line.
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 08:53

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 08:53
They are a dual type fuse....open circuit on excessive amps and or can trip due to temp.....

I know the guys at one of engels service agents in adelaide

the engel I was given by a mate had the same problem with fuse while away...darn whats gone wrong here, so fitted a small piece of alfoil and it worked okay...nothing getting hot not pulling excessive amps etc etc

Checked with agent when we arrived home and they said its not uncommon for the fuse to fail for no reason, the thermal part of the fuse opens for no reason and wont reset ....

just replace with a standard glass fuse was his recommendation
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