TIME-DELAY FUSE
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TIME-DELAY FUSE

TIME-DELAY FUSE, electrical 
hardware

Description: This looks like a standard plug-in fuse. It is available in a variety of amperages: 3 3/4, 6 1/4, 7 1/2, 10, and 15.

Buying information: When a motor starts up, it draws a lot of current briefly, which might blow an ordinary fuse. A time-delay fuse will ignore a momentary current surge, which makes it a good fuse for motors.

How-to hints: Select an amperage rating that is above the minimal amperage draw of the motor, but as close as possible. This way there is not such a large tolerance that the motor might burn out before the fuse blew.


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