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I have to agree. The aftermarket fuses are not 'rated', just made up..

Agree that a fuse has specific characteristics which the product designer used to decide what sort of, and what value fuse to use in the component to protect that device.

Even the same sort of cheap standard fuse CAN SOUND BETTER if you increase the size or amp rating/load it carries before blowing. (And IMO, plenty of the audiophile aftermarket use THAT characteristic to sell 'better' sounding fuses) problem is that also defeats the basic protection. Now in fact the bigger rated fuse may also be capable of protecting the item.. But it is taking a chance the designer did not want to take.

On the other side no one is screaming about how their XYZ blew up and turned to ashes due to the aftermarket fuse not protecting it..
So the whole thing may be of no importance.

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