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Author Topic: Smart Fuses  (Read 664 times)

olhogrider

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Smart Fuses
« on: April 22, 2011, 03:05:44 AM »
I needed a fuse for the Kawasaki so off I went  to the auto parts store. While browsing the electrical stuff I came across something I have never seen before. They are called Smart Fuses. The smart part? They light up when they blow! I don't know how but I figured it would make nighttime troubleshooting much easier. They have them in blade type 20 amp just like we use.

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Re: Smart Fuses
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 03:42:26 AM »
Cool oldhogrider, I'd never heard of such a beast either  8)
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Re: Smart Fuses
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 04:38:13 AM »
My RE has the old style glass fuses. That is smart  ;)
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Re: Smart Fuses
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 06:38:23 AM »
The REAL trick for the old glass fuses is to get the circuit breaker type that were often offered as a "police / taxi" option on the old iron. Your local NAPA should have those if you dig a little. Having the fuses light up when they pop IS pure genius ....  ;)
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Re: Smart Fuses
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 09:47:40 PM »
I replaced mine with blade style fuses, 2x15A, because those little glass ones are crap, and the cases for them are crap.  Automotive blade fuses are everywhere, and I assume if one blows or goes bad on the road I can scrounge one up from a motorist if necessary.

You can also get thermal breakers that go where blade fuses can, so options for upgrade are 1000x better than with glass barrel fuses.

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Re: Smart Fuses
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 03:00:59 AM »
did you change the fuse block? Electrical is not my thing, but upgrading to blade type sounds the way to go, especially those light up when blown types. Picture?
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