Most multimeters have a current measurement setting for low currents where a fuse is present. However, to measure high currents up to 10A, you need to use a second input that is often unfused.
Now, I understand why a second input is needed (the low-current fuse can't support 10A currents, and you definitely don't want a 10A fuse for low-current measurements). But what I do not understand is why the 10A input may not have a second fuse that is either 10A or slightly larger than that.
So, what is the reason for the 10A input often being unfused?
I understand that some high-end multimeters may have a 10A fuse, so is this a cost related issue?