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Questions regarding physical fuses. Fuses are a safety device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe level. PPTC, PTC, and Polyfuse questions should use the Polyfuse Tag. Please keep in mind that repair questions are typically closed if not within the scope of the Site and FAQ.

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A fan motor that is stuck (maybe from a worn bearing) or suffers from a winding short - maybe by plain material fatigue, production defect, or foreign object damage - can become very good at producing …
answered Jun 8 '17 by rackandboneman
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Switches often have different ratings for ohmic and for reactive loads (see datasheets). With a vacuum cleaner motor, the rating for a reactive load counts. With a garden variety light switch, unless …
answered Jan 25 '16 by rackandboneman
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of any normal operating condition of the transformer, while one or more secondary fuses can make sure the load to the transformer is not faulty - especially when there are multiple secondary windings …
answered Apr 10 '18 by rackandboneman