1. Tentmaker

    Help me ID: Unidentified Components: Capacitor, resistor/fuse (with fridge fiasco story)

    TLDR: ID & ideals on mangled through-hole components, images below: Story: The Torontonian's Tale of the Fridge Fiasco Out with the old, in with the new! Or, so the non-electronics hobbyist will say when an appliance malfunctions. But, me? No, siree bob! Not with a soldering iron and all the...
  2. E

    Serge and spike protection to controller board

    i have developed a small board that has a controller and a 16x2 display. I am powering up the board using external smps power supply. I want to add serge protection, so that my system will be protected from any time of serge or spikes. One option is i can use fuse but i want to know what else...
  3. C

    Protective elements for powering dc motors

    Hi everyone! I am building a robot that carries a drill to make holes in the ground. I have not been able to find similar size/power references regarding how to power the motors. I would like to know how to protect the battery and motor drivers, my specific questions are: - Where to place...
  4. Younes Thabet

    Can an axial leaded glass-body fuse be mounted vertically?

    Hello all, I am designing a PCB containing a power supply with a very limited space so I can't use a 5x20mm cartridge fuse or even 5x15mm ones. The only available solution is to use axial leaded fuse mounted vertically!! so is it okey to mount a fuse vertically!? and does it affect PSU...
  5. E

    wellhise wh-890d multimeter problem

    Hello i have a wellhise wh-890d multimeter. Yesterday i was trying to charge a motorbike 12v battery i unplugged the charger to check voltage then i checked the amp it is taking then i forgot the probe was in the amp hole (left 20A hole on the photo) then i put the meter on voltage mode and i...
  6. D

    Burned step down transformer 220v to 110v

    Hello, I have bought a Wii console with a non working power adapter. After checking out the adapter I found that the issue was that it has a 120v input and probably was plugged in a 220v. To fix it, I replaced a Varistor, a Fuse and a 200v 180uf Capacitor. The power adapter is rated at 120v and...
  7. Pantlessnoodle

    Treadmill blowing 13 Amp fuse in plug

    Hi guys, I am trying to narrow down a problem with my Proform 530 zlt treadmill. The device powers on with no issues, all the electronics work as intended with the exception of the motor. As soon as the start button is pressed the motor does try to fire up then the fuse blows. I have tried a...
  8. S

    Holden/GM Fuse panel connectors ID

    I am trying to add power for a dash camera and a few other electronics inside the cab of my 2011 Holden Colorado which I assume uses similar connectors to the rest of GM's products. I would like to avoid tapping into the cigarette lighter or any other circuit and instead use some of the spare...
  9. M

    Arduino LibFuse

    Good Morning!! I have a job to do requested by my teacher which is as follows: I need to use the FUSE Library on Linux to mount the SD card on arduino with a file system that I am creating. The problem that all the libraries for sd card access I found were in FAT format, do you have any idea how...
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