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Re(2): Why use fusible links instead of fuses?



 
 
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Old April 13th 19, 06:27 PM posted to rec.autos.tech
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Default Re(2): Why use fusible links instead of fuses?

On Monday, March 7, 1994 at 3:42:43 PM UTC-5, Donna A. Lilly wrote:
> As far as I can tell, fusible links of the type that are just short
> sections of wire within a thicker wire can be substituted for links that
> are similar to fuses which can be visually checked and replaced in the same
> way as regular fuses. The ONLY REASON, then, for using more difficult to
> replace fusible links is design simplicity. Clearly, the kind you can
> visually check and replace are a better design and electrically equivalent.
> --
> Donna Lilly
> Cleveland, OH


actually thats not right, its what most ppl think so i dont blame u.. the fusable link is used in places where u need protection but where spikes are common that would constantly n unnecessarily blow fuses
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Old April 13th 19, 10:18 PM posted to rec.autos.tech
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Default Re(2): Why use fusible links instead of fuses?

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:27:56 PM UTC-5, wrote:
> On Monday, March 7, 1994 at 3:42:43 PM UTC-5, Donna A. Lilly wrote:
> > As far as I can tell, fusible links of the type that are just short
> > sections of wire within a thicker wire can be substituted for links that
> > are similar to fuses which can be visually checked and replaced in the same
> > way as regular fuses. The ONLY REASON, then, for using more difficult to
> > replace fusible links is design simplicity. Clearly, the kind you can
> > visually check and replace are a better design and electrically equivalent.
> > --
> > Donna Lilly
> > Cleveland, OH

>
> actually thats not right, its what most ppl think so i dont blame u.. the fusable link is used in places where u need protection but where spikes are common that would constantly n unnecessarily blow fuses


There are also fuses that have little bitty LED lights. I saw them on YouTube.
 




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