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Most fuse elements are symmetrical. Some are wound, and in one direction or another. This could represent small DC and AC inductances. However, the applied voltage in a power system is 120VAC, alternating. Each "direction" of the fuse sees current for 1/120th of a second - once in the positive going direction and once in the negative going direction. AC current does not "flow", it's a very messy migration of free electrons in one direction and then the other. Besides, if you look at any "coil" (or just a common spring) from each end, you'll find that it it "wound" in one direction or another, and that direction DOES NOT CHANGE when you flip the fuse/spring/coil around.

So, regardless of "fuse direction", the fuse element sees current in both directions.

Only fuses in a DC system could be said to have a "polarity", but even then it would be arguable that the fuse itself (as a node between two fuse clips) would be electrically identical regardless of orientation. This is barring, of course, theoretical arguments of "micro-diodic action" - in a metal with no semiconductor material in it.

These are people who change socks and hear differences. I am going to leave it at that. This is not the forum for it anyways.

If you like your fuses in a certain "direction" go for it.

So let me ask you this. If you have a double insulated component and there is no ground on the primary

Cheers,
Presto


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