Jayco Freedom Outback Electrics

Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 20:58
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Have been checking out our purchase over the weekend and did a 3.5 hour tow over the weekend to get use to the van, drove from brisbane to Iluka.
Anyway was checking out the van battery and came across an inline fuse which is connected to the positive terminal on the battery but no fuse in it or and makings on the fuse holder to say what size of fuse is required. Tried to trace the wires under the van but couldn't find out as it went into plastic tubing, but did head down towards the 12v water pump and the gas/electric hot water system.

Any one have the same type of van that could let me know type of fuse etc goes into the holder, or what runs off this fuse.
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 08:58

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 08:58
Hi there, our Jayco is an 04 Freedom, but not the Outback version. Our fuse holder has a 40 AMP blade fuse in it. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Bundy Buddies - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 14:01

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 14:01
Hi Barry F,

Out of curiosity, do you know what the 40 Amp fuse powers/protects.
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 18:59

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 18:59
Hi again, about the best I can tell you is that when on an unpowered site our batteries run our lights, water pump, ignition power for HWS, ignition power for gas stove hot plates/oven & power for the flushing system for the throne.

I assume the fuse somehow protects the circuits supplying power to those items but others on the Forum would be better equipped than me to tell you how it all works, so hopefully someone will come along and explain better than me!! Cheers.
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Reply By: snoopyone - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 09:28

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 09:28
Just maybe its not thee for a reason Like something blew it and the prev owner didnt fix it.

So be careful when you replace it and check everything
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 19:40

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 19:40
Fuses are there to protect the wiring. If the wiring is overloaded it can overheat and cause a fire. Before you insert a 40A fuse you should have an auto electrician check the wiring to see if it has a rating or 40A or more. AS/NZ 3000 is the appropriate standard for wiring and fuses.
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Reply By: steved58 - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 20:43

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 20:43
If the fuse holder is the same as Barry's then at 40 amp it is a big fuse and as such I would think it could only be the feed from the tow hitch to charge the battery from the car I can't think back to my freedom 3years ago
Anyway check that out hope it helps
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Reply By: Member - Bill B1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 18:50

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 18:50
I usually get an electrician to run his diagnostic tools over the wiring to tell me what the answers are.

This way you find out what the wiring is for, where it goes and what fuse to use. He can also tell you if something attached to the wiring is working or not.

less than an hours labour, no parts and you have the info you wanted. Then you decide how to fix it. DIY or give it back to him. My lecco will out a fuse in if that is all it takes and sometimes rings up to say it is just a minor repair and do I want him to do it? Again, very little $ outlay.

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Follow Up By: Bundy Buddies - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 21:11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 21:11
Spoke to the local Jayco service manager today about my question, I was well received from the Jayco dealer when I rang. He informed me that it is a 20amp fuse for the battery charging when connected to the tow vehicle.
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