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503Re: [hreg] Oh, no! Arrrrgghhh! Any others?

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  • Kevin L. Conlin
    Dec 18, 2000
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      Jonathan, Bussman makes a 40A automotive type fuse, as well as smaller
      amperages, such as 1 and 2 that are not normally available at auto parts
      stores. You can buy them commercially from Tri-Star Electronics if you have
      an account, 713 667 7200, or get your local auto parts store to order them
      for you, part number ATC 40. I'm guessing Tri-Star has a minimum order amt.
      Web site is www.tristarelectronics.com regards, Kevin
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Andrew McCalla <andrew@...>
      To: <hreg@egroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 7:06 AM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Oh, no! Arrrrgghhh! Any others?


      > James,
      >
      > Thank you for coming forward with your power outage snafu.
      >
      > Believe me, you are not the first to make this mistake. I have smelled
      > plenty of inverters that smell like yours probably does.
      >
      > Jonathan,
      >
      > If your manufacturer can't help you, I usually go to Digi-Key for any
      > exceptionally wacky fuse requirements.
      >
      >
      > Andrew
      >
      >
      >
      > At 08:02 AM 12/18/00 -0500, you wrote:
      > >HREG,
      > >
      > >Speaking on behalf of the group, I have to say - we're with you James.
      > >
      > >I invite the group to share members' own oopses, ouches, darn its, etc.
      We
      > >are all destined to have moments like James had last week with his
      lighting
      > >system.
      > >
      > >I do not have much RE project experience, but I did blow out the internal
      > >fuse in my electric bike battery. During installation and checkout of
      the
      > >solar energized bike, I shorted the battery output wires together. No
      poof,
      > >no pop, just no positive numbers on my volt meter. The lesson to me was
      to
      > >not have the same length wire for battery output leads when those leads
      are
      > >connected with in-line connectors - different lengths (1-1/2 inches)
      would
      > >preclude accidental shorting. The fuse was a 40 Amp, but I can only find
      30
      > >"Ampers" at the auto parts store. Any ideas where I can get a 40 Amp
      prong
      > >type fuse?
      > >
      > >Jonathan
      > >
      > >
      >
      > Andrew H. McCalla
      > Meridian Energy Systems, Inc.
      > Solar-Electric System Design, Installation, and Service.
      > P.O. Box 5810
      > Austin, TX 78763
      > Tel: 512-477-3050
      > Fax: 512-477-3035
      > www.meridiansolar.com
      >
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