[AMRadio] Fuse advice

Joe Bento 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.

Joe, N6DGY
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.
> Rick/K5IAR
> 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?
> Jim/W5JO
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