Fuse: I have to plead ignorance on this one



#2

I had to replace a fuse in a 9114 battery pack. I have seen these blown in quite a few packs. I replaced it with a 5A Pico fuse. But what has me stumped is the color codes on this device.

It is a non-flammable fues, with greenish background. It's marked "F" on one side and "5 A" on the other. Seems straight forward enough. But what about these color codes. I haven't found color codes for these types of fuses anywhere. It's just a curiousity to me. I was wondering if anyone has any comments on this.

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Edited: 18 May 2006, 7:35 p.m.


#3

Isn't this a resistor, of 4K Ohms with a 2% tolerance ?


#4

It's definitely not a resistor. It's a fuse. You see my confusion. In fact, I read it the other direction and thought it was a 22 ohm resistor. I put that small resistor in and it lugged down the current so much it wouldn't run. So there is no way it would run with 4K.

I already suspected it was a fuse, but thought they might be using a resistor as a fuse. Didn't even see the 5A till I had already removed it.

The green body color was how I came to determine it was non-flammable fuse.

Edited: 19 May 2006, 2:23 p.m.

#5

I think I can see a green, black, red band in that order. I would read that like a resistor (giving 50*10^2 = 5000), but in mA. So 5000mA, or 5A.

The last red band is probably specifying it's fast-blow. I don't really know, though.


#6

The first band was yellow to me. In interpreted the last band as a toelranc eband.

#7

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I think I can see a green, black, red band in that order. I would read that like a resistor (giving 50*10^2 = 5000), but in mA. So 5000mA, or 5A.
Could be. I was reading it as Red, Red, Black. There are 5 banded color coded resistors. And there is clearly a large space between the green and black (the other band that is missing). So I thought it would be read from the Red end first. If it was read from the green band end, there wouldn't be any space between the green and black. But the numbers you show might make sense.

Now you see my confusion.

Edited: 19 May 2006, 2:26 p.m.


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