I am not in the USA at the moment and Waytekwire blocks access based on Geo-location of the IP address, so unless using a proxy server, a lot of people on this list won't be able to see this junction block.
Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -----Original Message----- From: Lee Hart [mailto:leeah...@earthlink.net] Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 10:48 AM To: Cor van de Water; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Stud type fuse block needed Does this fuse have a flat blade at each end with a hole in it for a bolt? I usually mount this kind of fuse on these: http://www.waytekwire.com/products/1439/Junction-Blocks/ They are basically a plastic block with a stud embedded in it. The block can be attached to a chassis, and the stud is insulated so the fuse (and wires to it) can be mounted on it. There are versions that also feedthru version so the fuse can be on one side, and the wires on the other side of a panel. For high voltages, I put these studs and the fuse inside a bakelite instrument case. These are strong, and won't melt or burn if the fuse has to clear a dead short. Cor van de Water via EV wrote: > I did not use a mounting block, > I attached the fuse directly to the post clamp on my first battery > and attached the cable lug to the other side of the fuse instead of > to the battery post clamp. That can work. Just be aware that a fuse can burst when it opens at high current (like a dead short). It throws bits of itself and molten metal in all directions. This can melt or set fire to things around it. That's why fuseholders are usually pretty robust, and get mounted in boxes or packages to contain the debris. If it's right on top of a flooded lead-acid battery, it can ignite any hydrogen in the area. If there is nothing except the fuse itself holding the wires on each end, these wires will go *free* if the fuse violently blows. Now you've got a high voltage cable flopping around, to cause further mischief! -- If you would not be forgotten When your body's dead and rotten Then write of great deeds worth the reading Or do these great deeds, worth repeating. -- Ben Franklin, from Poor Richard's Almanac -- Lee Hart's EV projects are at http://www.sunrise-ev.com/LeesEVs.htm _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)