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how to 12v 1200w Phoenix inverter wire and fuse sizing ?

The manual says maximum gauge wire is 35mm2 or 2awg ? Send a little small for peak power 2400w ? The manual also doesn't have any info on wire fuse size? Do I fuse the wire with 200A (for 2400w) or 100A (for continuous 1200w) ? I emailed Victron North America distributor but did not get any response.

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basil katakuzinos answered ·

I am sorry your distributor did not get back to you! That is very dissapointing and something that i think you should make victron aware of!

Your inverter has a 200A internal fuse BUT you are required (where i live by law) to install a second fuse close to your battery. I would go for a 150 Amp fuse installed next to your battery on the positive. this should handle your short peaks fine. fuses take about a second to blow at 200% load.

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