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Fuse question

Old 09-02-2014, 08:29 AM
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Trying to find a replacement fuse for wires that go from the engine key switch to the Command Link bus. I went to check the fuse and the top came off. The fuse it takes says Pacific 10A and looks like an S on the inside. At Partzilla they are $2.50 a piece or so (Yamaha part number) plus shipping $5. They are a 30mm fuse that I can't find at any local marine or auto parts store. I was wondering if I can switch out that fuse with a easier to get glass 1 1/4" 10A fuse by replacing the fuse holder. Those run about $0.50 each. Would there be a difference? Is a 10A fuse a 10A fuse no matter what it looks like?

Old 09-02-2014, 10:20 AM
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There are inline fuse holders that accept blade type fuses. I would prefer that to one that uses glass fuses...

I have seen so many glass fuses that look good, but test as an open circuit...vibration often causes a mechanical separation at one of the end caps, with the visible fuse element still intact.
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To answer your question, yes, a 10A fuse is a 10A fuse, assuming they are rated for the voltage you are running thru them.

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