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Repairable smart charger?

I own a Go Power gpsc-12-20A smart charger. I may have fried my it when I accidentaly hooked up the battery post incorrectly. Is there an internal fuse that would have protected the system that can be changed?

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There maybe a fuse inside the unit, most reverse polarity is protected by a diode though. It is a sacrificial diode that blows out when hooked up wrong. If you have an external fuse and that keeps blowing, chaces are the diode is bad.

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