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Mini-fuses? What do I need and where to get 'em?

By DakotaMike

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

I just picked up a Congo, and noticed that it's got some of those tiny mini-size fuses. They look like the normal cylinder fuses that we all know, but shorter. I'd never seen this style until a few weeks ago when I saw that a friend's RZ had them too.

I'd like to buy some spares just in case, but wasn't sure what typical amps or ratings were usually used in pinball with this style fuse. Anyone know what I need, or if there's an easy mixed kit for sale?
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#2 10 months ago

Hmm, wrong picture. The ones I'm taking about are a bit longer actually sort of inbetween that picture and the full size fuses.

#3 10 months ago

Check your manual for amp values. All the parts suppliers have them. Size is 20mm

LTG : )

#4 10 months ago

Amazon

#5 10 months ago

Marco specialties.

#7 10 months ago

Mini-fuses could mean any of a thousand sizes.

Popular size is 1/4" x 1" -- size is 8AG or AGX depending on which manufacturer you are looking at.

About 10 years ago - Littelfuse discontinued most of their 8AG fuses.
But today I see they again show the 362 series (8AG) with wide variety of sizes including the rare 0.375 or 3/8 amp.
Looking to see if they're really available and if I can get a case or two.

But - Congo is a WPC-95. That one uses 20mm fuses.
Fast:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=125

Slow:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=127

#8 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Check your manual for amp values. All the parts suppliers have them. Size is 20mm
LTG : )

Quoted from G-P-E:

Mini-fuses could mean any of a thousand sizes.
Popular size is 1/4" x 1" -- size is 8AG or AGX depending on which manufacturer you are looking at.
About 10 years ago - Littelfuse discontinued most of their 8AG fuses.
But today I see they again show the 362 series (8AG) with wide variety of sizes including the rare 0.375 or 3/8 amp.
Looking to see if they're really available and if I can get a case or two.
But - Congo is a WPC-95. That one uses 20mm fuses.
Fast:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=125
Slow:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=127

Thanks Lloyd and everybody else. So far all the games I've owned or worked on used 32mm/1.25" fuses exclusively, so these small ones threw me for a loop. Still so much to learn!

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