Dodgy inline fuse holder

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Have had a few troubles with my FF lately. It would switch off/factory reset every time I hit a wave. To cut a long story short, I replaced all the connections twice, did some soldering and applied liquid tape only to find out that it was the bloody inline fuse holder. It was the standard push-in type that you can buy in Burnsco etc. My temporary fix has been to remove it altogether, I think the FF was at more risk of damage with it than without it. Will replace when I can find something more robust.
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:02 pm

I had similar issues, came down to a thin film of oxide on the contacts. Now I goob the things up with silicone on installation, and if it ever blows, I'll just cut it out and resolder a new, permanently siliconed holder in.

I too ran without a fuse for an embarrassingly long time - until I came across some horror stories (cooking the FF was the least of their problems)
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:37 am

I use mini blade fuses and solder them directly onto the wire. Followed by two layers of heat shrink with liquid electrical tape in between. I leave the little window on the fuse's top surface exposed so I can see if it's blown.
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:36 pm

I had a problem with mine not turning on and tacked it down to a massive voltage drop across said fuse...Removed fuse its all good now..

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