Hey, i remember a comment somewhere that said you can find chinese green fuse for 8$ a roll, but i do not recall what ible the comment was on neither do i recall the website. can someone tell me what website it from?
Topic by PyroManiac96
I live in Canada and im a big pyrotechnic. ive been making firecrackers and small pyrotechnics for about a year. ive been using a fuse that i made out of wool and black powder, but i crave the real stuff! i want to know a way i can ship or buy fuse in canada.
Topic by axea | last reply
Dear all.. By accident (short circuit) the pico fuse in my watt meter is blown . Could you help me to know value of ampere (ie: 250v 1/4 amp...) of this pico fuse. the dimension and color code in photo please. In the time waiting your help can I used glass fuse for replace .Thank you so much
Question by lam | last reply
This is probably the dumbest question I've asked, and I know that me asking it and why I'm asking it is going to scare so many decent people. But I can ensure you that I'm taking appropriate safety measures when I do these kind of things. My questions is: I can either buy or easily build some sort of portable breaker box? I would like this box to be a sort of "test platform" of sorts, so I can make things that will plug into a 110 outlet (say a hotwire cutter) and if (for some reason) I do have a short somewhere, I will trip the test platform breaker, and not the fuse in my apartment. Reason I ask is I work graves, and it hard for me to meet up with my landlord. meaning, if I blow a fuse (which my apartment still uses) I will have to go 10+ hours on average before I can get it replaced. Thanks in advance!
Question by DoctorWoo | last reply
Im making a battery powered coil gun.. each coil draws about 180-200 amps of a pulsed current. I want to know what fuse ratingi should use to protect the circuit.? or if there aint such a fuse.. what gauge wire should i use as a fuse..
Question by icey.hood | last reply
Hello Friends, I have basic multimeter which has 250ma 250v fuse in it. some how due to bad test it fused due to higher amps. now I am planning to replace it with 250ma 250v Resettable Fuse or PPTC or Polyswitch. can I go for it or it may create problem? any body have tried?
Question by supertechey | last reply
My tv (phillips crt widescreen) keeps blowing fuses. There must be some reason it keeps doing this, but I can't figure out why. I got it for free from a moving job because it didn't work (blown fuse), and then it worked for about 8 months just fine. Next fuse worked for about two months. And now it works for about five minutes before shutting off. But if I unplug it for a little while and wait, the tv will turn back on and have a picture for about five minutes. Any ideas?
Question by marcward86 | last reply
Hi ... could someone explain me, why may car charger FUSE has been melted down ??? I was using it several times, and suddenly I realised, that it doesn't work. So I have inspected the fuse, and the wire in the middle was completely melted - a lot of small drops. I have changed the use ... it worked 3 times and again. The next one as well. Unfortunately I can't tell you, if it stops work when the charger is in the socket and I start the engine or by having the engine already running and then trying to put the charger in the socket. I think, I did both of those situations ... but I'm not sure. But WHAT COULD CAUSE THE MELTING of the fuse, when before it was working OK ??? Thank you in advance, Zholy
Question by zholy | last reply
Hi gang! My microwave stopped heating my food, so a few screws later, it turns out the fuse was blown. What would cause the fuse to blow, and should I bother replacing it, or would the new one blow again for the same reason? Thanks for the help!
Question by Morgantao | last reply
I'm working on restoring a robot and one of the ground wires is completely fried. I will replace the wire, but I want to add a fuse to make sure it doesn't happen again. How should I determine the fuse size for the wire?
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I want to cover up a fuse box inside the house.
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I was trying to measure current, then voltage and - basically I had no idea what I was doing and soon everything returned zero. Opened it up, dont see the wire in the fuse anymore. It was rated 250ma 250v 5Ø 20mm. The shop I went to did not have it so I settled for a generic looking fuse rated at 250ma. The multimeter still shows 0 for all the batteries I've tried. Is it time to get a new meter or find a proper fuse?
Question by pantss | last reply
I'm trying to repair an iMac (Flat Panel) that has non-functioning USB ports. I've narrowed it down to this component, but can find no specs on it. I'm assuming it's an temperature/current protection component and appears to be in parallel with unused fuse pads. I'm wondering if I can get away with sticking a 2amp (it drives 3 ports) fuse in there and bypass the component. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Topic by LasVegas | last reply
I am currently working on turning my van into a full-time home and I'm throwing the rule book out of the window. I have 600W of solar and 180Ah of batteries and I'm working on the wiringNormally, the high current lead runs from the batteries to a fuse box and then around multiple circuits with a fuse to match the demand in that circuit. I'm looking to decentralise the fuse box so that the main cable has a 50A fuse and runs around the entire van feeding junction boxes and modules. Each module contains its own fuse, an ethernet connection, possibly a buck converter and whatever it needs to do its job. Every module is, therefore, able to report faults and output to any other module that's interested. If a fuse blows, a simple ping across the network will tell you which module is not responding and, therefore, which fuse needs replacing.Is there a safety issue I've not thought of with this approach?Thanks,Mike.
Topic by ImmortalSoFar | last reply
I have been told that different companies make different quality fuses, and that some are better than others. This makes perfect sense to me, but I don't know what companies to avoid and what companies I should go with. I am using these fuses for a Curtis 1243CAN-4276 motor controller (they have a datasheet and manual on their website, the manual has more info), and they ask for one high current and one low current fuse. I don't know the current draw yet, but once I get that value I will put it up here. In the mean time a wide range of fuse choices would be nice. Also a way to hold the fuses and bring them out to two wire ends for soldering is kind of mandatory.
Question by GenAap | last reply
Hi, I would like to make a wallet of plastic. I have the shape I want and now I am keeping the shape with tape. My next step is to do a durable wallet made of plastic, but I have no idea of how to fuse the plastic by the sides to create a pocket shape U. Any advice in materials and technique? Thanks! Dani
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Ive tried changing the battery didn't work and i need help diagnosing the problem
Question by survivorwolf
I am about to endeavor to start making a quilt out of my children's baby clothes which are made of various fabrics, some of which are t-shirt fabric. I have never made a quilt before and really have no clue. I'm not thinking it will be perfect. I'm thinking of making 5 x 5 inch pieces. First question: do you think 5x5 or 6x6 pieces are a good size? Second question: for the t-shirt material, do I cut the square first and THEN fuse it to make it more stable? Or do I fuse first then cut into a square? I know I need to put 1/2 inch on all sides for seams? But still my main question is: cut then fuse, or fuse then cut? And really, it only needs to be nice enough so that I can gaze at it when I am older and it is covering my old painful knees and reminisce about my children when they were young. Thank you.
Topic by LifeLuver558 | last reply
Hey everyone! My name is Michael and I have a project I'm working on: a fuse beads automatic "printer". After I got my mechanical eng. degree I was looking for a project to prove to myself it was worth it. I guess being a maker was my secret ambition, and I felt I needed some project to be proud of. While babysitting my little cousins and doing some works with Perler beads, I thought to myself: hey! this is cool- I should try making something bigger! and so, as my works grew larger, I began to wonder- can I make it automatic? What are fuse beads? These are small beads made from plastic that come in various colors, and can melt under a regular home iron. Its a kids toy- you place a pattern on a mat, iron it- and get cool results. google it! What is it supposed to do? The idea is simple: place individual beads of various colors on a mat full of small spikes according to a pattern. sounds simple, doesn't it? I think its good to first look at a 2 color (black-white) simple scheme and try to print it on a small part of the board. Once the mechanical part is finished, the real programming will start. Some numbers: The beads are about 5[mm] in diameter and in height. A typical board is 30X30 spikes. A piece could usually contains 2-10 main colors. !!STOP!!! Before you read my concept, I would like to know- how would you try to make this project? I have had this idea in my mind for over a year now, and I'm looking for new ideas. The concept so far: As I've mentioned, its been a long journey already. I am far from having a working prototype and am open to suggestions. The "printer" I designed is similar to a CNC machine: a tube has 15 beads in it. The tube is moved above the board, placing the beads. Refill will be done manually since I wish to prove the mechanics first. I made the printer with Lego and an NXT controller and engines, simply because I had it at home. I tried making a 2 axis motion using a rack and gear (with transmission), moving a tube with beads in it. To my dread, the beads do not like falling off when placed on top of one another (in the tube), so I used a third engine, converting the rotary motion into linear one, applying a small force over the tube to prevent the beads from falling, moving them to the next position, than letting go. I discovered the engines are not as accurate as I would have wanted, and the results are meh. I will add some pictures at a later time as I need to re-assemble it. Thanks a lot for reading, and I hope we can make this dream come true- lets have some fun!
Topic by TheWildShnitzel | last reply
My headlights have stopped working - main beam is OK, sidelights are OK, normal dipped beam is out. Since both sides went at once, I'm assuming its a fuse. However, there are 24 fuses in the fuse box, none labelled with what they serve, and the Haynes manual simply gives them numbers. I'm being lazy - to save me going through them one by one, does anybody know which fuse is the one I need to change? (Rover Mini Mayfair, 1275cc, 1995)
Question by Kiteman | last reply
Not long ago, someone was lookin for solution to waterproofin wood box. Can't find it at the moment. Maybe someone else can find that thread. My experiment: Hot clothes iron  4 layers paper towel ------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ------------------- 1 layer wax paper ____________ 2 layers clear plastic tarp ============== Block of 2x4 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ The layers of plastic fused pretty strongly together. Bond to the wood was moderately weak. This could be done with multiple layers, and only the lowest layer stapled to wood. Thus achieving strong bond to wood, yet no leak at staples since only 1 layer is punctured.
Topic by Toga_Dan
I have a blown thermal fuse in one of my fog machines,it is 10 amp 250 volt 133 degrees c.can i by pass it safely?(there is high temp limit switch on heating element)or can anyone tell me where i can get one or its equivalent?i found some online but they in thailand.hoping someone who knows more than me can tell me where to get this locally.the blown fuse has some numbers on it :se fuse sf129 e tf 133 degrees c please help
Topic by hvacmac | last reply
Hi, I'm a senior in a physics class. We're currently building and launching water bottle rockets. Our teacher told us of people that had tried to put two bottles together to increase the pressure they could build up, but said that they had failed because the pressure would leak from the point where they were joined. Does anybody have ideas on how to make a water-tight double bottle rocket? I had the idea to fuse the plastic together using heat, but I'm not sure how well this would work. This is my first post, so I'm hoping this is the right section to post in. Thank you for any help and comments you could offer.
Topic by kemosabi4 | last reply
I will soon make soidium nitrate but a instructable said it will absorb water and become useless qquickly so im going to plan ahead, i will make it into a fuse to ignite hydrogen balloons i let into the air for fun , the methanol string fuse keeps going out and a whole hydrogen balloon takes 12 minutes to inflate, like i sqaid im planing ahead
Question by oldmanbeefjerky | last reply
I took apart an old PC, salvaged each and every piece, now I'm trying to put it all back together again. I finally managed to make (what I think should be) a PC... But I turn it on, and the little red-light on the motherboard goes on, but the screen says "No signal", soooo I fiddle with some wires, turn it back on, and "POOOF! DIRRRrrrr...." Blown a fuse, the whole house is dead. My family screams in annoyance because it's the third time I've done it ;-) So any ideas on how to stop this? Maybe an alternate-power generator (Not that I have one, mind you)?
Question by MinatureCookie | last reply
Hi, a fireworks sparkler fountain that i had lying around in my room has dropped its contents as the base clay stuff crumbled away, and what i was left with was a paper case full of fountain powder. the kind of fountain is the kkind that is it a paper tube like normal fireworks, but make a spray of sparks fames and colours of the ground, not a sparkler stick, now sparkler fountain powder isnt like gun powder, this stuff burns slowly, probably because it has less oxidizer. what i need to know, is what i should do to the powder to make it suitable to use as normal black powder when making a fuse using dextrin in the proportions 10/1. i have access to a large amount of potassium nitrate, do i perhaps need to add more of it to the sparkler powder.
Question by oldmanbeefjerky
In my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, the radio isn't working. The antenna ran through the passenger door and one day, the exposed wire in the antenna made contact with the door, immediately shuting off the radio. I am assuming it did this because the body of the truck is grounded by the battery. The antenna is no longer attached to the radio, however every once in a while the radio turns on but when I try to play a cassette or a CD it blinks on the screen and will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. If I don't try playing a cassette or CD, It will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. The radio generally shuts down when turning. Once, the truck was parked overnight and the next day, the radio read "8:30" telling me it had been on for either 8 or 20 hours. Recently, it has been not working at all, turning on maybe once a day. It is a radio with a cassette player, and then in the back there is a 5 disc CD changer. I checked every single fuse, and just in case replaced the "Radio" fuse, but still nothing. I also checked in the radio to see if there was an internal fuse, or one on the back of the radio, however I found nothing. Help would be appreciated, Thanks.
Question by jacobdlyon | last reply
Its kind of a spin off on tet's but with alot less exotic pieces and alot easier to build, i plan on making a video or taking a picture soonhttp://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8594/ideavr7.png sorry about image shack instructables thing is kinds retarded right now
Topic by iKill
I have a Dlink Dir-615 Wireless N Router and when I was cleaning up all the wires behind my pc I plugged the wrong plug into it. It was a 12 volte for my modem, and the Dlink is a 5v. But now it does not work when I plug it in nothing happens but I get a really bad smell. I opened it up but I could not see anything wrong, nothing blew. Please Help????
Question by Aaamazzara | last reply
I've got a 12vdc 500ma power supply that I'm using to trigger a few solid state relays. I'm also using the same power supply to provide input current to a little micro PLC (Automation Direct DL05). Both the relays and the PLC have a wide range of acceptable input voltages and their current requirements are about 15ma per channel at 12 volts. The count is 6 relays and 8 PLC inputs, if all are on thats about 210ma. I once killed a similar power supply by allowing the leads to touch and short-out. I would like to protect this power supply from the same fate by protecting it from short circuit. I thought about attaching a reisistor to the end of one lead and covering all but the outlet of the resistor with heat shrink tubing... problem is, it would have to be a big, bulky power resistor to handle the wattage. Is there a simple component available that will limit the current upon short circuit that I can place in series with my loads to protect the power supply? As I said, it doesn't have to be precise and it doesn't matter if it jerks the voltage around a little.
Topic by fluoronator | last reply
I need to disassemble a small glass fuse like in the picture, but EVERY PART MUST STAY IN ONE PIECE ! I need to disassemble it and than put it back together like it was, so it means that I can't brake the glass or bend the metal caps too hard... How can I disassemble a small glass fuse without braking it? Thanks!
Question by comodore | last reply
Ok so I was just out buying fireworks and i found some fuse. I needed it as a fuse for a mini cannon i was going to make so I bought it. But i relized after I bought it that it said burns 1 foot in .6 seconds!!!! Thats fast. When i burnt a small piece of this I found this was true. It to fast to use as a fuse so now what can i do with it?!?!?!? I have 25 feet!!
Topic by ostomesto | last reply
Say I have a 12 volt battery and I want to connect a light and a radio. Should I put a fuse next to the positive or negative terminal of the battery? Or should I fuses in front of everything. DC current flows from pos to neg right? so I would put the appropriate fuse on the positive side of each electronic device? Thanks
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