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In Reply to: RE: Fuses are safety protection devices! posted by gusser on April 26, 2017 at 11:48:09
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.
"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."
Of course an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is Gusser's point although the poobahs seem to want to dismiss it and extol the virtues of their tweeks.
although the poobahs seem to want to dismiss it and extol the virtues of their tweeks
Has anyone produced any evidence that "audiophile" fuses do not comply with the relevant regs? I've not seen any or read of anyone bothering to show it to us poobahs.
After all, if one were wanting to sell such devices, who else would one ask to manufacture them other than, er, recognised makers of consumer-grade fuses? They have the machinery, they have manufacturing experience and they'll have forgotten more about fuses than the rest of us ever want to know. "Yes, of course we can make better fuses and if you stay for lunch I'll explain why but we can't do it at those prices. You're talking of maybe £1 a unit even in bulk. It's as easy as falling off a log but it isn't cheap."
The offer a 'rating' as a statement. With no effort to show the fuses were ever tested bu any certification process.
So you basically take the aftermarket fuse makers 'word' that they are as claimed.
On the oter side, as I mentioned, over value fuses usually still protect stuff just fine.
And one of my points was that just sticking a larger value commercial fuse does the same wonder improvement for a fraction of the price.
So my thought is.. All the fancy fuses DO is insert a bigger actual value, and charge 50 times the price.
Since they do not have the fuses tested to prove they are the value claimed... Maybe I am right?
" over value fuses usually still protect stuff just fine." Get ready for the firestorm #5. You sure about that? There's plenty of folks around here that don't like that kind of talk. Maybe they're right. There is one thing for sure,they will protect stuff just fine if nothing goes wrong. T456
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