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Greekman:
this would be the...?

Explanation.
I am buildign a portable power bank for my HT.
I have room for only one fuse on it.
IIRC it should be the red (+) wire?

FreeLancer:

--- Quote from: GreekMan on April 21, 2013, 12:01:12 PM ---IIRC it should be the red (+) wire?

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Red. As close to the positive terminal as possible.

Greekman:
TNX

backwoods_engineer:

--- Quote from: GreekMan on April 21, 2013, 12:01:12 PM ---this would be the...?

Explanation.
I am buildign a portable power bank for my HT.
I have room for only one fuse on it.
IIRC it should be the red (+) wire?

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It Depends.

I know, people hate that answer.

Generally, ham radios have the metal parts of the case connected to negative (so-called "ground"), and therefore you will only spark or burn if the positive wire touches the case, so fusing the positive makes sense. 

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