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inline fuse holder choices - spoiled for choice (EU2 K Series)

spoiled for choice 

what started me looking at this is I have a yellow/green wire from my MFRU to the fuse holder to the inertia switch, thence to the pump: all the same colour coded wire. I plan to cut the wire from the MFRU and the wire (at the inertia switch) so cutting out the trip to the fuse box and back (one culprit responsible for voltage loss).

I gather I can choose to not fuse it because the main system is fused, but I prefer to know which circuit has blown and so to inline fuse this new shorter circuit. I do not want to have any more connections than necessary: so a spade on each of the aforementioned wire would plug directly to a blade fuse. Not so good. That means finding a fuse holder where I can connect my own yellow/green wire and not have to use the usually offered red wired inline fuse. As far as I can see these holders have red wire pre-moulded in and do not offer  the chance to change the wire. Please do shout if you know different.

Hence looking for a suitable fuse holder. Nor really at this time do I want to add a multiple fuse holder because that's a bit of a projectlet.

Wondering who else has been along this path and with what findings.

Anthony

Polevolt single fuse holders.

Jonathan

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I do not want to have any more connections that necessary: so a spade on each of the aforementioned wire would plug directly to a blade fuse. Not so good.

Why is that more connections than a fuse in a new fuseholder?

it isn't, but it's unprotected. wrapping in sellotape is probably deprecated these days

this looks interesting here

yes like polevolt - forgot about them

 

wonder if there is one with a warning light

 

There are blade fuses with little LEDs that light up when they blow. And probably resettable circuit breakers that do the same.

Jonathan

 

the ones with leds when blown would save a lot of uncomfortable fuse viewing, any links?

this looks like the ticket, but not as small/neat as the usual inline holder:

1 way Splashproof Standard blade fuse holder with cover Ref: FHA240 I was wondering about the requirement for water/splash proofing, but given my predilection to jetwashing I think it's better, which rules out the one with a clear cover so I could see the fuse led. 

OR I accept having to use the red wired inline fuse and use bullet connectors like these and use/cut as short a piece(s) of the red wire as practical.

about joining wires WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT WIRING: CRIMP, SOLDER, THEN HEAT SHRINK, OR ?!?!? 

After reading that lot I am re-inclined to the FHA240 above.

 

I wish someone had told me polevolt is in Holmes Chapel/Sandbach .. 01477... it's right next door when I am there.

about joining wires WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT WIRING: CRIMP, SOLDER, THEN HEAT SHRINK, OR ?!?!?

Don't know, but for non-experts I suggest:

  1. Never use ScotchLoks.
  2. Don't solder (pace Edd China).
  3. Try to find an existing termination and run to that, then you can use piggyback spades, double bullets etc rather than breaking into wires. For some 7 purposes you can extend this approach by making a widget that can be easily removed to turn it back to normal. It also means that you can do more of the work on the bench and less where it's dark and difficult.
  4. Crimping is easier if you use the right tool (and there are several available for loan), study how the deformable bit is meant to work, and practise a few times first.
  5. Heat shrink sleeving shrunk with a hot air gun.
  6. Tether it all neatly so that there is no load on the connections and they don't get disturbed when you're fettling nearby.

Jonathan

the ones with leds when blown would save a lot of uncomfortable fuse viewing, any links?

From the archives*: Illuminating fuses.

Jonathan

* Using external searching! :-)

That seems consistent, what did you think about the thread I linked?

There is also a ton of stuff on youtube

remind me how the external search works please? I know it's great.

How to remember that.... I just don't remember edit: sorted by putting it in my sig

  1. Make a bookmark in your browser with the URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:lotus7.club.
  2. When you to search for something in the archives click that bookmark so that you get the Google search page, then add search terms, date restrictions etc.

Jonathan

PS: Other search engines are available, and DuckDuckGo probably stores the least information about you.

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