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Small triple Fuse holder?

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    Can anyone recommend a small triple Fuse holder?

    I’m trying to build a weatherproof enclosure, to hold both my Raspberry Pi and my FM transmitter (to be mounted on my roof), but as usual, I am going to be very short on space. The weatherproof enclosure I bought had heaps of room for both the Raspberry Pi and FM transmitter. However, when you then add cooling fans, thermostat, 12v Power supply and a 12v-5v transformer (to power the Raspberry Pi), when I try to squeeze in a standard 4 x Fuse holder, it then gets exceedingly hard.

    I’ve done many searches online, but most Fuse holders seem to start off with 4 fuses and aren’t that small, at lease for my needs.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Can't use a slightly larger enclosure? I have the CG-1500 enclosures arriving soon.
     
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    David, I've already mounted an Antenna to the enclosure, as well as venting and fans, so it would be sad to have to start all over again. Especially when I think a small Fuse Holder would do the trick. It would still be tight though!
    However, I'd probably be interested in a CG-1500 enclosure anyway. What are they worth?
     
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    The CG-1500 enclosures will be approx $35 incl GST.
     
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    Dave, thanks for that. Please message me when you get them in. :)
     
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    Just a thought and I don't know your layout etc
    Would it be easier to extend the FM transmitter antenna lead (I am assuming you are wanting to place the antenna on you roof for a clear radio signal) and keep the other items you wish in a another waterproof location etc.

    Just my thoughts
     
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    That would be an option, but I was just hoping to keep them together, if I can.
    I had already build a control box with Power supplies and Falcon card etc. that goes on the roof. I then wanted the Raspberry Pi to run the control box over Ethernet cable.
    Having the FM Transmitter close to the PI would just make things easier. I still may be able to squeeze everything in, it's just a standard 4 fuse block is more than I need and a bit bulky.
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    I suppose I could just use 3 x Single in-line Fuse holders, but I just thought if I could get something like a triple Hexfuse, that would be perfect.
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    How small are you looking to go? The hexfuse is pretty small even though it is 6 ATO fuses.
     
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    I just thought there might be something like a Hexfuse with single power inlet, and with only 3 or even 4 fuses?
     
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