Re: A54 fridge circulation pump




I blew at least 3 or 4 when my unit acted up in VANUATU before I was able to Barnacle Buster my system. I was charged close to USD5 by the local TOYOTA dealer for 1 x 3 AMP fuse and he only had 2 in stock; on AMAZON you get 100 assorted of these fuses (2A thru 35A) for USD9.98 delivered to your door.


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January 20, 2020 14:50:18


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From: <> On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 14:43
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump


The key is having about 20 of these 2 amp fuses on hand, when you rebuild the pump… sometimes the draw is higher or you miss something on the pump rebuild and it shorts...and then there goes another fuse!!!

Easy to order on Amazon, but not easy to get in many parts of the world!



A54-152 S/V IBIS




On Jan 20, 2020, at 4:33 PM, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:




Where in USA did you see the E51385 for sale? I have located some in AUSTRALIA but there is a payment issue which I think I can solve via my current boat agent in COOMERA but in case that fails I really want to have 2 or 3 for myself. 


Best Regards Teun

January 20, 2020 14:33:05


From: <> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 09:30
To: Notification <>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump


The normal amp draw of the FlowJet 4105-512 12VDC is 1.2. I assume that the "starting amperage" is momentarily higher. Considering everything, including voltage fluctuations when charging, maybe a 2 amp fuse is a little small.


I agree with you about installing multiple relays to replace the really nicely designed Frigoboat E51385 pump controller. If I had to replace the  E51385 with multiple relays, I would want to design an enclosure for the relays and a fuse for the load.


I have seen the E51385 for sale. I was probably old stock. 


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 




On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Thanks for that info Bill. I did not realize what changes have been made.
I would want to retain the blue box, as it is far simpler for us Amelians who have factory systems. Converting to relays and all the associated wiring would not be much fun.
Fortunately, I have had not issues with it, other than I had to go to a 3A fuse vs 2A. The 2A kept blowing unexpectedly - maybe an age thing there as the systems start to draw more current.
A54 Phantom 


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