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A 5 cent shorted fuse can really cost you


OK! ... Don't Blow a Fuse!


We all know, when it comes to a blown fuse, 90% of the down time is finding out the fuse is blown. 10% of the downtime to replace it. If you don't stock a certain fuse, the percentage might be 80/20. Business Industrial Network helps you reduce that 90% with technical help to find that the fuse is blown. We also want to help with that extra 10% downtime when you don't have an exact fuse match in stock. That's what this page is for.


Fuse Advice:

  • Do a fuse audit. This way you will not have downtime waiting for a fuse to be purchased, or extra downtime occurrences do to incorrect fuse usage.
    • Documented cases show savings of $27,000 (based on T&M only. If "True cost of downtime" was calculated, true savings would be much higher.)

    Use Littelfuse's fuses with indicator shows which fuse is blown at a glance. This results in quicker maintenance, less downtime and better safety.


    Fuse Types:

    Motor&Transformers Applications: You need time delay fuses or Class "C" to handle start up current.



    Branch Circuit Applications: You need fast acting fuses that should be the HRC** type.



    Capacitor Applications: You need current limiting HRC** fuses.

    (Any current limiting HRC** fuse of proper value)


    Miniature and low Voltage Circuit Applications:

    (Too numerous to mention here, see online resource.)


    **Note: HRC= High Rupturing Capacity-A precisely rated fuse which will operate under high fault current conditions, without self-destructing.


    Online Fuse Resources:

  • LittleFuse
  • National Fuse
  • Bussmann
  • Gould Shawmut
  • Schurter