Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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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.