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Blade fuses

Post by Askit on Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:55 pm

I happened to be in my local £1 store and the have a pack of blade fuses, two each of 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20 and 25amp. Is this too good to be true  scratch head
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Re: Blade fuses

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:28 pm

Seems a good buy. I bought these x2 the quantity + a fuse puller in a storage box , now priced at £2.76 (£2.29 original) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/28pcs-Assorted-Blade-Car-Fuse-Set-5A-7-5A-10A-15A-20A-25A-30A-with-Puller-DE-/321462867757?hash=item4ad8ae172d:g:bLUAAOSwe8FTxO-V
  And much better than Halfords, £1.05 each fuse!!!! http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/halfords-mini-blade-fuses-15-amp-hfs197

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:15 pm

Be careful though.
I bought one of those 'bargain' kits only to find when I needed one, they were 'mini' blade fuses as opposed to 'standard' blade fuses.
Vise-versa they don't fit!

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:25 pm

Yes, I realise that. Mini is what I needed + the extractor tool.

If you want standard blade fuses, these are good  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-AMP-10A-STANDARD-AUTO-CAR-BLADE-FUSES-ELECTRICAL-WIRING-WIRE-CABLE-QTY-20-/371153797957?hash=item566a7d8345

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by roli on Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:54 pm

Electrically these fuses are excellent value for money particularly if you make up your own fuse holders with Lucar connectors.

Do be carefull though if they are going into fixed fuse holders as on "some" I have seen seem a bit loose, as if there was little or no QC on their dimensions
In the main the standard and mini sized I have used have been fine

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:14 pm

roli wrote:....as if there was little or no QC on their dimensions

Chinese and QC......now there's a conflict of terminology!

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by Gram on Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:41 pm

I'm with Roli on this one.

I have bought cheap fuses and found the blades to be too thin.  This prevents proper tension of the receptacle springs and thus a poor connection.

How often do fuses need replacing?  Not often - so buy good quality ones!

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by roli on Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:39 pm

I dissagree peugeotboxer.  I have some equipment here, American Design made in China and it is very well made compared with tranceivers made by the  like of Icom and Yaesu at a fraction of the price.
Have you seen where quite a bit of M&S gear is made

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Re: Blade fuses

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:58 pm

roli wrote:Have you seen where quite a bit of M&S gear is made

My pants are now made in Vietnam.........rubbish quality.
No wonder M&S are in trouble with their clothing sales!

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Point taken about the Chinese goods though.
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