1 inch fuse

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I blew the fuse on my trusty multimeter.

Nothing in my RS fuse selection box from 35 years ago(starts at 1A).

The only place I can find 1" by 1/4" 500mA quick blow is Farnell, who want £££ for postage.

Anyone have any idea where I might find such a thing? Can you get adapters? Can you get 500mA fuse wire(I can't find any)?

 25.4 x 6.3 mm for Europeans.

Four legs good, two legs bad, three legs stable.

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John,

 

I'm doing a Farnell order at the moment, if you've got a part number I'll happily stick one on it and then reship by post.

 

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That's very kind. However, I just checked the Farnell part, and it's US stock only!

 

John

 

Four legs good, two legs bad, three legs stable.

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Do Digikey have any?

 

They do free shipping on orders over £33 - I might be able To "pad" an order ...

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RS have 1"x1/4" 500mA fuses £1.52 for 1 fast blow. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/c...

 

David

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I have soldered a 20mm fuse to the blown 1" fuse. Seems to be fine, and luckily there was enough room.

I'll try to remember to find a couple when I'm in America this summer.

 

Thanks to all anyway.

 

John

 

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Also, I now think Maplin have them. Which is where I bought the 20mm ones thsi morning.

https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/500ma...

You can see why I didn't think these were the ones when I searched their website. The picture is not helpful.

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Have you tried Ebay? 

 

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ki0bk wrote:

Have you tried Ebay? 

Yes. First place I looked, followed by Amazon.

Four legs good, two legs bad, three legs stable.

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Multimeters often have weird and expensive fuses, especially when they are CAT III or CAT IV rated.

 

Where I live glass fuses of 6.3 * 31.7mm or 5*20mm are common and cheap.

Because I do not need CAT ratings for my electronics works I tend to modify my multimeters for common & cheap fuses and schratch the CAT rating from the front.

 

Ebay / Aly / Banggood / China are also very handy if you have the time.

Small orders are almost always with "free shipping".

But I would not trust the CAT rating on a fuse bought directly from China this way.

Just don't get mad if 1 out of 100 packets get lost in the mail.

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John_A_Brown wrote:
I have soldered a 20mm fuse to the blown 1" fuse.

I always figured that you had a [too] short fuse...

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Paulvdh wrote:

Just don't get mad if 1 out of 100 packets get lost in the mail.

With Alie that is not a problem... you did not get the package so they will have to ship again. All you need to do is be in time with reporting it as not received.

would have expected them to have it though.