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Stackable Fuseholder

by sk8rjess Sep 23, 2016
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This is really neat

Until I saw this, I've never had a satisfying solution to fuse projects. Elegance is in simplicity and this one has it in spades! Thanks, even if it is was a copy from someone else.

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very cool :) thank you

Does this need to be made with ABS? Would PETG work? I know PLA has too low of a melting temperature.

This is just what i needed, Thanks for sharing it... :)

When my AM8 is completed, will figure out how to put this in the hot bed/extruder lines down stream of my mosfets. What size fuses?

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Very nice design! Thank you.

A simple and elegant solution to the problem adding a fuse to a project!
Am really impressed!! Thank you for this.

Great idea for spacehungry projects, +1
just if the stack of ATO/ATC's grows its going to be a pain to replace that one blown fuse i geuss....
but then again, its always better then having to replace your electronics :P
And mayby wise to mention: only print this in ABS or other filaments with a high melting point ;)
Nice n usefull thingi!

c'est génial ça <3
merci du partage

I love these kinds of things, don't need one at this time, but just wanted to mention the brilliance of this :-). Good work mate

Keep in mind that fuses are thermal devices, and they work by getting hot as current flows through them.

For a massive 1000% overload, the fuse element will blow very quickly, no problem, nothing else has much chance to get hot. But for maybe a 125% overload, things just sit there, getting hot for several minutes, before the body and wires are hot enough that they're no longer effectively heatsinking the fuse element and finally the element heats itself past its melting point, and the fuse blows. But in the meantime, what becomes of a thermoplastic fuseholder?

ABS has a melting point at 210-240c, so there should not be any problems with the fuseholder. If a fuse heats up to the point its melting plastic, that is an issue with poor contact between the fuse blades and the fuseholder contacts. The fuse should always blow before generating enough heat to melt the plastice housing its in.

Something so simple, just amazing. Very impressed.

What size fuse and spade is this for? ATO/ATC? MAXI? Something else?

That is an interesting design. Would be interested in seeing something like this done for outdoors and sealed :)

I had started designing something like you mentioned already. Stay tuned.

I really like this design. Just one question, why print it in the orientation you did?

Not really a reason, should print just fine with the flat side down!

I just wanted to chime in and say this is genius! I love the idea and the approach. Great Job!!!!