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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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What would be causing the main fuse to be MELTING on the ends?

I have a new Auto fuse (new type thanks to a super secret person) that I am wiring in right now but I would like to know why the old style mainfuse would be melting the solder out of the ends all the time so I can center a little attention to this as well.

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Heat isgenerated by high resistance. The old fuse might have had some corrosion, or might have been defective in that it was manufactured too thin.

Well-soldered wire splices are the best betfor preventing increased resistance and subsequent overheating.

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Bad connections are the normal cause of heat build up. You might want to check and clean the connections in that area.

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bad fuse holder.
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Resistance at the terminalsis a possibility. You could also have an intermittentshort to ground in a wire someplace.

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