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Posted: 08/15/21 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

those "groves" in the blades are from the female receptical the fuses goes into. with 40A you MUST have very low contact resistance with the fuse, and the ONLY good contact surface is through the groves and the hopefully high contact force to the back of the receptical.

those Maxi fuses take a lot of force to install.


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I'm with DrewE's first sentence. Those groves are not significant electricity wise. Just try a little harder to insert the new fuse.

It ain't rocket science.

I am adding to my original post as I was called away without being able to finish.

I have enough life experience(81years)and in the electrical field for 51 years, that I feel safe saying that the really odd ideas about shape of the blades and the plastic is just grasping at some really far away straws.

If it won't fit at all and there are absolutely no manufacturer marks on the original fuse, the solution is to replace the fuse holder or maybe contact the vehicle mfg or the mfg of the part and ask it the fuse is special.

Asking here has not accomplished anything concrete and doesn't seem likely after reading the response that follows mine just a waste of time.

* This post was edited 08/15/21 09:10pm by D.E.Bishop *


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Posted: 08/15/21 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Eskimo007 wrote:

It's a 40A like the Maxi. Will try to add a picture to my post that clearly shows the grooves above the blades on both sides.

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I think he’s talking about the areas I’ve circled, guys.

The replacement fuse doesn’t appear to have those same “grooves”, and if the device the fuse is for has a fuse socket shaped to accommodate those grooves, one without the grooves ain’t goin in!

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NRALIFR wrote:

Eskimo007 wrote:

It's a 40A like the Maxi. Will try to add a picture to my post that clearly shows the grooves above the blades on both sides.

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I think he’s talking about the areas I’ve circled, guys.

The replacement fuse doesn’t appear to have those same “grooves”, and if the device the fuse is for has a fuse socket shaped to accommodate those grooves, one without the grooves ain’t goin in!

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OK I take back my comments about the groves on the blades where it contacts the socket.

there are lots of mfg of these fuses anymore, and some are of questionable quality. IIRC harbor freight had to recall a bunch for safety issues.

first thing i would do is look at a bussman or littlefuse brand and see what they look like and if they fit.

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I think the grooves are much more obvious if you look at this picture, the fuse on the left, way-non-trivial grooves which no amount of coaxing even with pliers will bring any joy. 1drv.ms/u/s!AlUCXH-477GAipJuc1QtvC3nggC3QQ?e=AfB3RO

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Posted: 08/16/21 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jacques, can you take a picture of the location where that fuse is supposed to plug in?

If you can email me that picture, and the one you just tried to post, I’ll post them both for you.

I’ll PM you my email address.

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Cant take a pic right now, the RV it's in is out in New Brunswick. I'll forage around my folders, I might have taken one. Can you see the picture from the Onedrive link I posted? Esp the one looking top-down?

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No, the image location you posted is on your cloud storage site, and it needs to be on a public image hosting site. I don’t use Onedrive, but I suspect it doesn’t allow that type of linking.

If you can email it to me I’ll post it for you. I can also help you figure out how to use the IMGUR link I posted.

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Correction, I didn’t recognize the Onedrive link you posted. I actually can see the image if I copy paste it into a browser window. Here it is.

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So you notice those big grooves on the left one and not the right... I stopped by the local NAPA parts dealer to ask, he had some with grooves and some without but didn't know the difference. I also messaged Littelfuse, maybe they will enlighten us. "That's what I like about standards, there are so many of them!"

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