Okay Way to install Fuse Holder.

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Old 10-21-16, 05:22 PM
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Okay Way to install Fuse Holder.

I bought some Solder on Fuse holders, and modified them to fit one end into to my terminal box.

I basically clipped of a section of the slot where you solder the wire so I could fit the screw around it.

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I have to order new fuses though, because I didn't notice when I ordered the fuses that they are 250v 5A fuses and not 125v 5A fuses.

If I remember a previous time I asked a 250V 5A is basically a 125v 10A.
 
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Old 10-21-16, 06:39 PM
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First, you can use the 250 volt fuses. Doubling the voltage rating does not double the current rating of a fuse. You can use them on 250 volts or anything lower.

Those fuse holders will accept a quick disconnect terminal. I'd rather see you run a short wires from your terminal block to the fuse holder and use a insulated crimp on terminal to connect rather than the method you used. For that matter, the fuse holders could replace the terminal block.

As a practical matter, the way you did it is probably ok for 5 amp circuits.

That solder joint in the top picture doesn't look very good; can't really see the others. It isn't as easy as it used to be with leaded solders, but you want the whole terminal wetted with solder; you may not have gotten the terminal hot enough.
 
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Old 10-21-16, 06:52 PM
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Thank you, I have went back over the solder. I didn't know that about the fuses I thought it was total heat that caused them to blow. So I thought someone smarter than I am figured out 125v@xA generates x amount of heat and a 250v genegated more heat.

I order twice as many holders as I needed so I could switch them out and use the quick connect. I just thought this was a more solid hold and less chance of working loss.

The terminal block was there to allow me to replace up stream components easily,
 
 

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