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More on (or is that moron?) fuses

Just to add to the head-scratching questions regarding fuses, specifically fuse ratings and reliability mentioned in several posts below this one, I thought I'd post something I read last night on the Acme Audio Labs web site.

I was on their site, double-checking an IEC jack I bought a long time ago, when I read the following about fuses:

"Ceramic Fuse Compatibility

We have found that some equipment with no inrush protection will destroy Ceramic body fuses. It is recommended that a potential fuse customer first try a stock ceramic body fuse before ordering the Acme Fuses."

End quote.

So their experience has been that a ceramic fuse, even ones from UL rated companies like Buss, Littelfuse, etc. will open more often than a glass fuse of the same rating.

That doesn't make any sense to me, and their observation is purely anecdotal, but I did find it interesting, so I thought I'd pass it along.

Edit: Please note, my post isn't intended to imply anything negative towards Acme Audio Labs. I use their AC duplex outlet and several of their IEC jacks, and have nothing but good to say about Acme. I posted simply to pass along their experience with glass vs. ceramic fuses.


"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. 'Cause now I'm an amputee" J. Lennon



Edits: 05/04/17

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Topic - More on (or is that moron?) fuses - 1973shovel 06:03:00 05/04/17 (24)

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