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Old 07 February 2005, 14:26   #11
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After I blew fuse when a fuse blew, I ripped the fusebox out and replaced it with circuit breakers that can be reset by pushing the tit back in. Much better.


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Old 07 February 2005, 15:20   #12
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Originally Posted by Rupert Bear
Ah, but I used to be an electrician making this doubly embarassing. I did consider sloping off and saying nothing but I suppose I need to take it on the chin after impugning Jon's radio's reliability
All I can say is these automotive fuses must be fairly robust to cope with overloading over so long a period...........
My God you are brave admitting this here my excuse is i'm electrically innept

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Old 08 February 2005, 06:52   #13
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I put LED indicators after the switch when I made up my switch panel. The fuse is before the switch. That way when you switch on, if the LED is not on, the fuse has gone, or worse.

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