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Lynx Distribution with midi fuses?

Hi, I wonder if it is possible to use midi fuses on a lynx DC distribution system? So far I only can see the lynx only allows Mega fuses.


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I have a Lynx Power In, which is the same thing as the Distribution Center, but without all the electronics. I actually thought the same thing when I got mine and ordered a few MIDI fuses... Turns out the MIDI fuses are too small to fit in the Lynx. I ended up having to order the MEGA fuses. For the record, MIDI, MEGA and ANL all have different dimensions.

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balachai answered ·

I've found a workaround to fit Midi fuses into a Lynx Distributor, but I haven't energised it yet. Any problems with this? Here's what I did.

1. Made a fuse extender:

- Cut a 40mm long copper bar, mine is 19mm wide & 6mm thick but 3mm should be OK.

- Drill a 6mm hole, centre is 6mm from one end.

- Drill a 9mm hole, centre 20mm from the first hole centre.

- Lightly chamfer holes, debur bar edges, sand smooth & clean with isopropyl alcohol.

2. Attached the fuse extender to the Midi fuse:

- Bolt the Midi fuse to the extender using a 12mm long stainless M5 mushroom-head bolt with washer, spring washer & nut.

3. Made a M5 post:

- Put a big washer on a stainless hex head M5 bolt, 25mm long.

- Put it through the removable Victron plastic bolt holder.

- Add a large washer and a nut and bolt it down tightly, clamping the plastic between the two washers.

- Reinstall the plastic bolt holder.

- Add 2 more nuts and a large washer.

4. Installed the fuse:

- Place the extended fuse into the Lynx Distributor.

- Secure each end with lock washer and nut. M8 at the positive busbar, M5 at the other end.

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abefroman answered ·

I have the exact same question. I need to use a 50A fuse for one of my connections and having a lot of trouble finding MEGA fuses of that size, it's easy to find MIDI through

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