|[AMRadio] Fuse advice|
N6DGY at kirtland.com
Wed May 28 18:11:56 EDT 2008
I tried an experiment once when I needed a 1500V fuse at 15A. IIRC, a
single strand from #22, which I believe is made from 7/32, will break at
about 7A current. I used two strands until I could get the correct
fuse. High voltage fuses are also EXPENSIVE. Current capacity for wire
is easy enough to find. I can't remember seeing a list for melting point.
Pleasant Grove, UT
Rick Brashear wrote:
> Good idea, Jim. I'll have to check that out. The problem seems to be when
> I talk to these fuse manufacturers is the relatively low current rating for
> such a high voltage (1.5 amp @ 5kv). Thanks for the idea.
> Hey Rick,
> Something just occurred to me, wonder what kind of wire is in
> fuseable links used on automobiles?
> If that is fuse wire, one could buy one and remove a strand or
> whatever you need. Auto parts stores have several different sizes
> of the fuseable links.
> Does anyone on the board know what kind of wire they use?
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