will this DIY FUSE HOLDER work?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by zombiepokla, May 18, 2009.

  1. zombiepokla

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    I made this using the raw copper guts of a standard a braided cable.. and I hand wound it into a really lo-tech fuse holder, I used a continuity tester to check it, and the copper lead for each side of the fuse tested well. The continuity tester made the same sound it does when the two probes are connected directly. I attatched two photos of this set up mounted on perfboard. I'm restoring an organ, and I'm not patient enough to wait for fuse holders to come in the mail.. I the fuses I needed laying around.. so I was wondering if anyone thinks this set up is unsafe. Let me know if you think it's super risky, Thanks.
     
  2. Wendy

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    How much current? If the metal gets warm or hot it will become more pliable. If this is a low amp application (say under 1A), maybe.
     
  3. zombiepokla

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    it's a 1.5 amp fast acting fuse. There would be four of them in this organ. I'll probably just wait to get real fuse holders. haha
     
  4. CDRIVE

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    Do you have a Radio Shack near you?
     
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