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Is there any problem with using a fuse vs. a fusible link on the wire that transports power from batterty to rest of car? If not, what size fuse would be equivalent/appropriate for this application?

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How many amps does the circuit draw? What is the amp rating of the wires you are trying to protect?
 

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Technically putting a fuse in place of a fusable link would be safe. However, fusable links are much more forgiving than a fuse. Why do you want to do this? Fusable links are cheap and work well for high current power sources.
 

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Is a fusable link at one end of the wire or in the middle on the main power wire to the car?
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The fusible link is typically at the highest potential in the wire, which would be the end of the wire closest to the power source.
 

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They also have them at NAPA parts stores. I've had to stick fuses instead of links at least a few times to get junk running. Like dnult said though, the link is sloblow. I think they look better than a fuseholder too.
 

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Make sure to put those fusable links in a place where they can melt down without starting a fire. Never bundle them together or tape them up with other wires. Let them hang free. As others have said, near the power source is where they belong.
 
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