Reddit reviews Blue Sea Systems 5191 Fuse Block Terminal 30-300 AMP
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Voltage Max Operating: 58V DC, Amps Max Operating: 300A per block, Terminal Fuses Avail.: 30A-300A, Terminal Stud Size: 5/16"-18 (8mm), Mounting Hole Size: #10 (5mm)3/8"Compact, high-amp fuse—appropriate for DC Main, inverter, windlass, and bow thruster circuit protectionWeatherproof – suitable for small open-cockpit boats and other harsh environmentsInsulating cap prevents accidental shortsIgnition protected when used with MRBF fusesFuses sold separately
I love THESE, can't get any closer to the battery than that.
You'll want to attach it to the battery with the correct fuse block for your inverter. I had this one on my Leaf with a 150 amp fuse: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Systems-5191-Terminal/dp/B0019ZBTV4
I cut the loop of wire real short on one side. Crimp on a connector to attach to the battery. Do that with 1 inch from battery to fuse. The other end goes to the fuse box or bus bar.
These can attach directly to a battery stud
Search for "anl fuse" for another heavy duty style.
Here is the fuse mount and here is the fuse I use for my battery. Goes right on the + terminal.
Something like this.
Also available on Amazon.
Fuse itself sold separately.
Nice solution to get the protection right on the battery terminal.
Added some monitors and shunts to the previous setup. What do you think?
Terminating 10# stuff
and terminal fuse
For your case, you want to stick the fuse right on top of the battery so you can then use a thin wire that is appropriate for your light. You choose a wire gauge appropriate for the light's current draw, and then choose a fuse able to protect it.
Most boats have lots of circuits, so they use very heavy cables that can handle the current supplied by battery running flat out (which can be hundreds of amps), and these heavy gauge cables run to a fuse block that then has fuses for each circuit.