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Fuse Holders Where to buy good quality


By MarkAnderson

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    Where do you buy single or possibly multiple fuse holders that will last. I found a few on flea bay but they are low quality made in china and will probably have good occlusion of holding a 6 x 30 fuse for about 6 months and then I will have to replace it. I found some Standard Motor products ET222 holders but they need to have the leads screwed on. They cost $10 for for of them in a block and I cut them into singles unless I am replacing a whole block but it seems like there should be better items out there that are as durable. Is there anything at Menards or Home Depot or a pinball parts seller website?

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    #2 6 months ago

    I normally use Bussmann BK/S-8002-1-R as a good, general purpose fuse holder.

    Several electronics suppliers have them.

    If you're trying to match Williams fuse holders specificially, look for littlefuse 03540101ZXGY

    Don't use a flat strip like you have pictured. That type has a high failure rate. The tabs can only bend so many times before wearing out and snapping off.

    #3 6 months ago

    Digikey

    #4 6 months ago

    Great Plains.

    #5 6 months ago

    Avoid tin plated brass for anything of 'sufficient' current draw, the tin plated brass fuses should never be used for 8 amps or above (I use the tin plated berylium copper fuse clips everywhere).

    As Forflow mentioned - Littelfuse and Bussmann are good brands.

    If you want solder lug variety - try Littelfuse 035400xxZXGY where the xx = number of ganged fuses. Most popular is the single fuse holder - 03540001ZXGY. Bussmann BK/S-8002-x-R is also good, replace "x" with number of ganged fuses. Again, the single BK/S-8002-1-R is most popular.

    Board mounted variety (singles only): Littelfuse 03540101ZXGY is the easiest to find.

    When looking for fuse holders, check the base metals:
    Tin plated brass = low current
    Tin plated berylium copper or tin plated phosphor bronze = higher current capable
    Chinese fuse holders tend to be some sort of tin plated pot metal.

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