Electrical Fuse Strips

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sand, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Sand

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    Couldn't really see the appropriate category, so I'm going with this one. Can anyone tell me the answer to this question:
    Is an 80-amp fuse strip thicker or thinner than a 40-amp fuse strip?
    Thank you, Sand
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    You wouldn't necessarily be able to tell by the physical size; you have to go by the manufacturer's ratings.

    Just so you know, fuse design is not an area for amateurs to dabble in. A fuse is the "last line of defense" before things go horribly wrong. A badly designed or improperly selected fuse that tries to break a mains circuit can turn into a blazing plasma ball, devouring anything it touches - including humans - faster than you can blink an eye.

    You mention 80 Amperes, but you didn't mention your application - are you dealing with low voltage (under 50v) DC, AC, or high voltage AC or DC?

    Is this an existing fuse panel/fuse holder, or are you trying to plan for a new application?
     
  3. bertus

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