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Toss em...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/AUTO01/709050366/1148

Saw that today at lunch. I don't have any of these, but thought some people might.



Ah, automotive fuses, such a misunderstood item..

about 1 month ago I head someone here at GM talk about a couple cars that had caught fire, teh cause was found to be a fuse that they could not say where came from, as in, they didn't know, either is didn't match any they could find or there was more then 1 that matched from what they could tell.
I wonder if these are the same fuses.

I personally don't trust fuses, I just pull them and put a short piece or like 6 ga wire in place of them :tonka:
 

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A lot of people don't realize how fuses work, or what they are rated for.

For example, a 20 amp fuse is rated to run 22 amps for at least 100 hours before it blows.

We're going through this with our GM counterparts, they don't understand how they really work, and are trying to do things with our short-to-battery condition that'll light their harness on fire...
 
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A lot of people don't realize how fuses work, or what they are rated for.

For example, a 20 amp fuse is rated to run 22 amps for at least 100 hours before it blows.

We're going through this with our GM counterparts, they don't understand how they really work, and are trying to do things with our short-to-battery condition that'll light their harness on fire...
alot of people don't understand how HACR breakers allow 150% surge for 3 seconds, nor do they understand the dangers of running a breaker at 80%


fun fact.
 

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alot of people don't understand how HACR breakers allow 150% surge for 3 seconds, nor do they understand the dangers of running a breaker at 80%


fun fact.
One of many reasons why, in general, I hate people, in general.
 

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I love the ones that keep blowing a 10 amp fuse so they switch to a 25 or 30 amp fuse.

Yea...that should fix it.


On another note though...finally some press on shitty China stuff. I would, and do, pay more for quality USA made stuff. Hell, I would pay more for the same quality USA stuff. :tonka:
 

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On another note though...finally some press on shitty China stuff. I would, and do, pay more for quality USA made stuff. Hell, I would pay more for the same quality USA stuff. :tonka:
uhhh, finally? where the hell have you been?
 
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