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Old 04-20-2006, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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these can cause the headlights and pod lights to flash on and off and go blank.
I used an automotive replacement instead of the $27 polaris 20 amp breaker.

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compared breakers
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good job jim, hopefully that light problem you had is now gone...
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sure as heck can't hurt
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I was at the Advanced Auto parts picking up some supplies today and seen (after looking at numerous stores beforehand) that they had an almost identical direct replacement Buss 20 amp 12v circuit breaker for my sp700.

The one I have in there right now seams to be working fine but I talked to an auto mechanic while at the store and he said that the breaker I have (see picts) will just shut off and not continually cycle like the Buss breaker and he recommended I change it out.

I hate to tear back into it after sealing it up with liquid electrical tape (3 coats!) but I donít want to have future problems if this is the case.

The current breaker I'm using although it is smaller and looks different should be resetable but doesnít say "cycling" on the package as the Buss breaker does. They are both type 1.

I have a picture of the new direct replacement in my photbucket, I donít want to steer anyone wrong if this Is the case.

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Buss breaker, better replacement
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UPDATE:

I ended up replacing the smaller flat connector style breaker with the more direct replacement Buss brand breaker as it has screw connectors for a better contact.

If using the other style it should be soldered as the contacts need to be tight with a good contact or you will have no power at all.

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