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  1. deanofire

    deanofire

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    i am powering a new 5v camera from a 12v box power supply with a drop down buck convertor at the camera end,i have tried the camera on a shorter cable and it works fine during the day but once it gets to night and the IR sensors and its external light come on it blows the fuse in the power box,
    the individual fuse in the box is a 20mm glass 400ma fuse. is it possible (safe) for me to put a larger fuse in ,as the camera is rated at DC 5V2A Power Supply
    Power Consumption ≤ 6W
     

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Use a 1A fuse.

    At 6W the unit will draw more than 500 mA from the 12V supply due to inefficiencies in the step down converter.
     
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  3. deanofire

    deanofire

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    Thanks
    will give this a try, just wanted to make sure it was safe to put a larger fuse in the power box.
     
  4. deanofire

    deanofire

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    Should i use a slow or fast blow fuse ?
     
  5. oiphy

    oiphy

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    does not matter slow or quick.
     
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  6. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Use a fast blow. This application does not anticipate short, and normal exceedences of the rated current.
     
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  7. bertus

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    Hello,

    Have a look at the following PDF sections from littelfuse.

    Bertus
     
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  8. deanofire

    deanofire

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    Thanks
     
  9. deanofire

    deanofire

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    Thanks
     
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