I need to replace a blown fuse in my Tacklife DM02A multimeter.
It says on the back of the multimeter that the blown fuse is F1 250mA 600VAC. Its size is 5mm x 20mm and it has to fit into a clip inside the multimeter. I think it is ceramic because it is not see through.
I have looked for an exact replacement for this fuse and have been unable to find any. Most 250mA fuses seem to be 250VAC and most 600VAC fuses seem to be 500mA minimum.
I know it would be a bad idea to use a higher current rating for the replacement fuse, but would it be okay to use a lower voltage? If I used a 250VAC fuse, say, would that just mean that I can't connect the multimeter to more than 250V? I've only been using my multimeter for simple battery powered circuits so can't think of a reason I would need to test that many volts.
Also, would it be okay to use a glass fuse instead of ceramic if I can't find a suitable ceramic one?