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RE: "my skepticism was instead replaced by a lighter wallet"

I'd be sure to check out where some of these "magic" fuses are manufactured.

This warning is not necessarily audio related, but a good friend who owns a local auto repair shop encountered a Chinese made glass bodied fuse that was stamped 10 AMP but would not blow when it was fed with over 30 amps. It caused an expensive wiring harness fire in a custom 1970's model Chevrolet C10 pickup that had a worn out heater/AC blower motor that was pulling over 30 amps draw after running on high speed for about twenty minutes.

The customer stated that he bought an assortment of fuses packaged in a plastic bag from a discount auto parts store and used one of the fuses in the heater blower spot in the fuse box. These were Chinese made fuses according to the package.

I only wonder if some of these un-rated "boutique" audio fuses might be subject to the same condition. I'm not pointing any fingers or making a wild accusation. Just curious.


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