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Topic # 129360 12-Sep-2013 18:59
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Ok my dehumidifiers fuse appears to have blown, this has happened before 2 or 3 times and i have replaced it, i purchased a box of 5 or so fuses at DSE ages ago, but of course after the last move I can't find them and there are no electronics shops locally

the fuse (from DSE) says S5A 250v, I just need an idea of somewhere to look as the DSE website doesn't seem to list any fuses from what I can tell

little glass cylinder with metal caps at either end

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  Reply # 894919 12-Sep-2013 20:15
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Do you have a local electrical supply store? Try there.




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  Reply # 894930 12-Sep-2013 20:29
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You mean this sort of thing? http://dx.com/p/3a-glass-tube-fuse-set-100-piece-pack-5-x-20mm-132352

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 894944 12-Sep-2013 20:50
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Try one of the following stores:-

JA Russell
Ideal Electrical
Corys
Stewarts
Radcliff

or maybe your friendly electrician

S5A is a slow blow 5 Amp fuse


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  Reply # 895001 12-Sep-2013 23:01
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Just put a 10c piece in it. No wait, that's a bad idea.
If it's blowing fuses all the time, then there may be a serious problem with the device ans might be worth getting it tested.

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  Reply # 895003 12-Sep-2013 23:12
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Jaycar should have something

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  Reply # 895007 12-Sep-2013 23:40
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Bunnings, but check it is a slow blow and not fast blow. Note there are different lengths, from memory about 32mm and 20mm. You should also find at Repco and Supercheap, because there is nothing wrong with using a mains rated fuse for a 12V applications and it used to be common until low voltage blade fuses got popular.




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  Reply # 895051 13-Sep-2013 06:53
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Thanks Guys.

It hasn't blown a fuse in a couple of years since we moved to our new house (well not new, but a house that the previous owners looked after), previously with the fuses blowing I think that was more a case of an elderly house that had been neglected for years (Quick tip, unless you have bags of money and have tradesman in the family, neverever buy a house thats a fixer upperer, you only lose money otherwise) and we regularly had lightbulbs blow. 

Anyway I got off track a bit there, Its been more of a case of most of the places mentioned aren't open the hours I am not working, and the local Bunnings is very small, and i don't recall ever seeing fuses there and DSE and Jaycar doen't seem to have the correct fuses on their site.

Anyway as i am in Matamata today and thats a bigger town I'll see what i can find there





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  Reply # 895054 13-Sep-2013 07:19
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Morgenmuffel: Thanks Guys.

It hasn't blown a fuse in a couple of years since we moved to our new house (well not new, but a house that the previous owners looked after), previously with the fuses blowing I think that was more a case of an elderly house that had been neglected for years (Quick tip, unless you have bags of money and have tradesman in the family, neverever buy a house thats a fixer upperer, you only lose money otherwise) and we regularly had lightbulbs blow. 

Anyway I got off track a bit there, Its been more of a case of most of the places mentioned aren't open the hours I am not working, and the local Bunnings is very small, and i don't recall ever seeing fuses there and DSE and Jaycar doen't seem to have the correct fuses on their site.

Anyway as i am in Matamata today and thats a bigger town I'll see what i can find there



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