Randall 6/13/2018 7:24 PM
Randall's fuse repair service
Popped yet another Buss 440mA in my Fluke. This time I didn't have a spare, but I needed to get the amp out for the guy's upcoming gig, no time to wait for shipping. I thought about it and decided I'll have to be extra careful, but why not? I scotch taped a mini 500mA fuse to the big Buss fuse, and pressed it in place so it presses up against the side of the compartment, and voila! Back in business.

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Enzo 6/13/2018 7:26 PM
Hey, why not?
 
pdf64 6/14/2018 2:57 AM
I think that meter fuses tend to have an ultra fast characteristic.
 
drewl 6/14/2018 6:12 AM
I've had to do similar things on my Flukes.
Then I found a bunch of the giant resistors at work, so I'm good now.
 
J M Fahey 6/14/2018 10:10 AM
Sure, go ahead, what could co wrong?

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nickb 6/14/2018 10:49 AM
Quote Originally Posted by pdf64 View Post
I think that meter fuses tend to have an ultra fast characteristic.
Not so commonly known is the origin of the fuse speed markings. I think it goes like this:
FF Flink Flink "Double quick" = Very Fast
F Flink "quick" = Fast
M Mittelträge = "Semi Delay" Medium
T Träge ="Delay" Slow
TT Träge Träge ="Double Delay" Very Slow