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[Amps] high voltage fuses

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Subject: [Amps] high voltage fuses
From: "Danny Pease" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 08:40:12 -0500
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After reading a few of the comments about high voltage fuses, we may need a
reminder about voltage ratings. Using a 3AG glass fuse in a high voltage
lead is a very cheap and dirty method, but the 3AG fuse is rated at a very
low voltage rating and even if it blows, it may still conduct plenty of
current to negate even having the fuse in line. I am sure we all have seen
the vaporized metal covering the glass inside a blown fuse.

Also, using small wire for a HV fuse (which I have done myself in a pinch),
please be careful about the positioning and mounting of such a fuse. Make
sure when it does open, ends of the open wire cannot come in contact with


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