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Does Lynx Shunt substitute for Battery Terminal Fuse?

Pretty sure the answer is no but any input appreciated.

200amph of 24v Lipo batteries with integrated BMS wired in parallel. Max potential load something like 120 amps. Plan to connect directly to busbars of Shunt VE.Can connected to Lynx Distributor.

The Shunt VE.can manual states

"If the Lynx module is the first in line, the last in line or is used by itself, it is possible to connect batteries, loads or chargers directly to these connections. However, we do not generally recommend this because additional insulation and fusing is needed. "

Sounds like a battery terminal fuse is a great idea. Not sure what they mean by additional insulation.

Thanks




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pwfarnell answered ·

If you connect direct to the lugs on the Lynx Shunt you end up with the positive cable lugs exposed very close to the negative cable lugs, so you need to insulate the positive lugs. If you connect the Lynx Power In or Lynx Distributor to the Lynx Shunt then all cable lugs are insulated.

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