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@...>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 7:06 AM
Subject: Re: [hreg] Oh, no! Arrrrgghhh! Any others?
> 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.
> If your manufacturer can't help you, I usually go to Digi-Key for any
> exceptionally wacky fuse requirements.
> At 08:02 AM 12/18/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >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.
> >are all destined to have moments like James had last week with his
> >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
> >solar energized bike, I shorted the battery output wires together. No
> >no pop, just no positive numbers on my volt meter. The lesson to me was
> >not have the same length wire for battery output leads when those leads
> >connected with in-line connectors - different lengths (1-1/2 inches)
> >preclude accidental shorting. The fuse was a 40 Amp, but I can only find
> >"Ampers" at the auto parts store. Any ideas where I can get a 40 Amp
> >type fuse?
> 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