Car Fuses and Wiring
What causes the fuse box in a 240z to melt and how do you prevent and or fix this?
the fuse box in the old 240z always melt when they get old
because of corossion in the elictrical systems connections .I fixed
mine by replacing the old fuse box with a new improved one from
motorsport.Does not get hot anymore and works great Ken
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What Precautions must be taken when using fuses?
the fuse protection feature should be adapted to overload characteristics of protected objects, considering the possible short-circuit current, choose corresponding fuse breaking capacity; 2, fuse to be adapted to line voltage level, the rated voltage of rated current of the fuse is greater than or equal to the rated current melt; 3, line fuse melts at all levels in the rated current to the corresponding coordination, keeping the level of the melt must be greater than the rated current level of the melt under the rated electric current; 4, fuse melts to use combination according to the requirement of the melt, not allowed to increase the melt or other conductor instead of the melt.
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Why fuses melt to prevent circuit overloads?
The function of Fuses Fuses "melt" to prevent overloads because that is what they are supposed to do. Fuses are designed, manufactured, and used to prevent overloads [including short circuits which are the ultimate overload] from overheating conductors [wires] the heat from which will melt and damage the wire's insulation, and if severe enough melt the wire itself, and probably cause a fire. Conductors/wires can only safely carry a limited amount of current [measured in Amperes (Amps)] before resistance heating comes into play, which must be prevented. A fuse is nothing more than a wire smaller than the circuit wire it's intended to protect. Therefore, when the current flow exceeds the ability of the smaller fuse wire to carry it, the fuse heats to the point it melts, thus "opening" the circuit [like an automatic switch], cutting off the flow of current, thus protecting the conductor/wire itself. As the current carrying capability of the fuse is intentionally designed to be LESS than that of the wire it is supposed to protect is capable of carrying, then the wire is not exposed to unsafe amount of current flow. Again, fuses melt ["blow"] because they are supposed to!!!!!