Where to find buss fuses...

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by chipwitch, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. chipwitch

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    Checked Mouser, digikey, ebay an mcmaster carr. I can't find the buss fuses for my DMM. They're the little ones, 3/4" long. 600V. I need two sizes. 2 and 10A. Mouser had 22 of the two amp. Zero 10 amp. Surely someone has to have them?
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    So its a "bussmann" fuse..
    now what series?
    It should say on the fuse..
     
  3. chipwitch

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    "Buss" in the generic sense. There are no more markings than the voltage and current ratings.
     
  4. inwo

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    From the manufacturer maybe?

    Fluke is good about parts. I don't know about others.

    3/4" by ? dia.

    edit.

    Is only 600V the problem?

    5X20 10Amp seem common in other voltages.
     
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  5. spinnaker

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  6. MaxHeadRoom

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  7. chipwitch

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    Max, those aren't rated for 600v.

    And "yes" @ inwo

    Manufacturer was a good suggestion. It's a UEI :(. (I really need to upgrade). My google search led to testequipmentdepot.com. They have them! $7 each! :eek: I might just take that $14 dollars and put it towards a used Fluke 45.
     
  8. MaxHeadRoom

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    What do you traditionally work on?
    If not working on 600 v power line equipment you should find no difference, the voltage only affects the sweep through and the open circuit danger.
    Apart from that they will work.
    Max.
     
  9. chipwitch

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    Yes, I realize that.
     
  10. Zerotolerance

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    fuseco.com
     
  11. #12

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    I saw bins of 600V fuses at Grainger, the last time I was there.

    The deal is, you have to use a 600V fuse to qualify for a certain safety level certification.
    If I ever work 440V again, I'll go buy the right fuse.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Zerotolerance

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    I believe fluke is going with an 11A fuse instead of the 10A now. Just fyi. Don't quote me on that though.
     
  13. #12

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    Anything to make you buy the parts from the manufacturer.:mad:

    It's called the, "captive parts" program.
    Intentionally designing stuff to use parts that nobody else can provide.
     
  14. chipwitch

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    LOL.. fuseco? Really? I don't need a pallet of them! They're a distributor. I already posted I've found them for $7 each. I thought that was high.
     
  15. chipwitch

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    Yup... pretty much blows, #12.... (like the pun?)
     
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