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Tales from the Cube: "The Big Breaker Mistake"

Tales from the Cube: The Big Breaker Mistake - RF CafeMost of us have heard tell of people sticking a penny in a screw-in glass fuse holder slot in an old fuse panel when either a replacement fuse is not available or when the correct amperage fuse keeps blowing. Neither reason is acceptable under any conditions, but the latter reason to Screw-in fuse boxavoid replacing a fuse that keeps blowing is especially stupid. Fuses blow and circuit breakers trip usually because something is wrong and needs attention. This installation of EDN's "Tales from the Cube" feature shows how truly stupid people can thwart virtually any measure of safety when it comes to electricity.

Tales from the Cube: "The Big Breaker Mistake" - RF Cafe

Posted  November 4, 2013

 

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