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mini fuses or not?

Hey Guys,
just a quick question,
on the new X290 i am sure the x250 are the same, are they mini fuses?
i am just going to order an add a fuse for the reversing camera,
thanks in advance
Misty

oh and if i use a add a fuse will it be ignition switched,
thanks
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Hey Guys,
just a quick question,
on the new X290 i am sure the x250 are the same, are they mini fuses?
i am just going to order an add a fuse for the reversing camera,
thanks in advance
Misty

oh and if i use a add a fuse will it be ignition switched,
thanks
The x250 uses mini fuses, midi fuses, maxi fuses and mega fuses. There may be some accessory ATO (regular) fuses.
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The X290 fuses in the fuse box on the lower drivers side dash are mini fuses. I fitted the control box for the reversing camera under the RH footwell cover and there just happened to be an ignition fed spare connector there, as well as an earth post. There is room to coil up any spare cable for the camera and hide it under there as well. Luckily for me Carthago had already fitted a reverse feed wire in as part of the pre wiring kit.
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I have found that even on our 2003 Kontiki there are a whole variety of fuses and it is always wisest to carry a mixture of Mini, "normal" and everything else that you might encounter.......

You can almost guarantee that the one that blows will be the one that you did not have, if that happens NEVER fit one with a higher rating - that is a risk to the whole circuit as it is not designed to take a higher current...... and invariably that will happen just after the shops have shut, on a Sunday evening when it is raining or snowing hard....

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The X290 fuses in the fuse box on the lower drivers side dash are mini fuses. I fitted the control box for the reversing camera under the RH footwell cover and there just happened to be an ignition fed spare connector there, as well as an earth post. There is room to coil up any spare cable for the camera and hide it under there as well. Luckily for me Carthago had already fitted a reverse feed wire in as part of the pre wiring kit.
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Hi Colin,
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thats good to know, will have it in bits again tomorrow night, to try and find it, Bailey have run a Waeco cable from the back to seat box behind driver, i have now got it to the fuse box, so just need to cut the ends off and use the pos, neg and camera wire to my flea bay alternative,
if not i will use the add a fuse piggy thingy,
if i don't find a empty switched one i will just use the fag lighter fuse as i know it's switched,
i changed the fag lighter for a 12volt capped supply in fact i changed both so they are matching and going to use the original one on the seat box running of the mmpt load for charging phones and stuff when parked up,
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Colin,
meant to say i wont be connecting the reverse cable, on the last van it drove me mad when having to shunt or do a thousand point turn (thanks to mr garmin)
with the screen flicking on and off,
will just switch it on when reversing, or to check if the bikes are still on
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