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fuseable link

hi there

what does a fuseable link look like...is it just an inline fuse?

if not, how do you check to see if they are blown?

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Re: fuseable link

Yes, inline fuse. Ether the glass tube style, or the blade style. Hold it up to the light and make sure the metal connection is intact.
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Re: fuseable link

It doesn't look like a fuse - it looks like a piece of wire, about 6" long. The parts houses have them for specific applications where they might have a special terminal on one or both ends.

Their advantage over fuses is that they don't change their value as they age the way a fuse can.

The disadvantage is that there's usually no outward sign that they've blown. Sometimes the insulation is discolored, and generally you can tell by the feel, but that's all. You really need to use a meter or continuity tester to know.
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Re: fuseable link

usually when they blow the link gets stretchy
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