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Vibrator blowing fuse

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by traviswalker007, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Just installed a buyerz z-80 vibrator on my tailgate spreader and it keep blowing 25amp fuses??? checked all the wires from motor to switch to battery and no issues, dont think its a ground. worked for about 3 sec and popped. will a 30 amp make a diffrence??
     
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    it might?? what does it say the amp draw is?

    seems high to me
     
  3. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Thought I was on the wrong site for a second there...
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    ;):eek:
    lol........
     
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    were do you get power and ground from? i wouldn't go for a bigger fuse if it came w/ a 25 amp. is the spreader power of when you try it?
     
  6. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    got it

    Thanks guys, went to a bigger fuse and no issues yet.
     
  7. odd1or2even

    odd1or2even Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I just bought a Karrier Vibrator from Bob Church (who is a member on the board) and I believe the amp draw is 7-10 amps MAX. Something seems wrong in the wiring to use a 30 amp fuse. All a vibrator is a motor with an offset weight... it can't draw that much power.