Unit keeps blowing fuses

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  1. CR9

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    Jan 1, 2010
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    In an electrical circuit, if a unit keeps blowing fuses what is usually wrong?(give atleast 3 reasons.)
     
  2. Duane P Wetick

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    Apr 23, 2009
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    1. Short circuit (to ground).
    2. Overloaded circuit.
    3. Wrong fuse type or size.

    Regards, DPW [ Everyone's knowledge is in-complete... Albert Einstein]
     
  3. CR9

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    Jan 1, 2010
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    is this right answer to the question...
    ---If the unit(or device) keeps blowing fuses, it means that unit has shorted or malfunctioned, or unit is drawing more current than the fuse will allow.---:confused:
     
  4. whatsthatsmell

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    Oct 9, 2009
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    The fuse blows because the unit is drawing more current than the fuse allows. That is the given.

    The answer requires that you state the reasons the unit could be drawing more current, as listed in a previous post.
     
  5. CR9

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    Jan 1, 2010
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    thanks... DPW and whatsthatsmell
     
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