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Fuse missing I have a older Vector 175 watt inverter (VEC023) with the fuse missing from the power plug. (not the 30 amp. on board fuse) Can anyone tell me the rating of this fuse?

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I would start with a 1.5 AMP fuse (175 watts / 12 VDC = 1.6 amp)
Make sure the fuse is rated for at least 120 VAC. Hope this helps!..Gary

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