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Old 21 April 2005, 07:23   #1
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Minimum size blade fuse 3A?

My RIB's fuesbox is of the 'car' variety - with blade fuses - I went this way due to ease of getting the bits and also because I thought I'd find it easier to lay my hand on spare fuses if needed at short notice.

One downside being that some equipment needs 2A fuses, and the min blade size I've found is 3A.

Anyone else got a similar set-up and what do you do? - keep the separate 2A 'inline' fuse as supplied by the manufacturer, or take the risk, simplify the number of failure points, and go for just 3A protection? Else any other ideas? (It's didn't worry me before - but this time it's a chart-plotter!)

Separate topic - I found this link on the Yorkshire Divers forum - thanks go to Wacker - which might be of slight interest. DIY GPS aerial.

http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/0210036.pdf
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Old 21 April 2005, 08:56   #2
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Neil,
Good ole RS Components do small value blade fuses.

125-6759 1 AMP 1.45 for 10
125-6771 2 AMP 1.45 for 10
220-0785 3 Amp 1.45 for 10
125-6787 4 AMP 1.45 for 10
220-0791 5 AMP 1.55 for 10

If you don't have access to an RS account then PM me and I can arrange an order for you.

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Old 21 April 2005, 09:38   #3
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Thanks

Cheers for that - I'd tried loads of other places, CPC, Maplins, etc, who all stop at 3A. I *think* I can do RS through work - if not I'll get back to you. Thanks!
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