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Re: absolut mess
>--- email@example.com wrote:
>> My EDP has inexplicably blown two fuses in the past
>> week. Has anyone
>> else suffered through this dilemma? If so, were
>> there strange causal
>> factors involved? Also, which intoxicants seemed to
>> work best during the
>I took a fuse out of another working echoplex (factory
>original fuse), put it in the offending echoplex, and
>no problem, the fuse did not blow. I put a
>replacement fuse in the good edp, and the replacement
>would blow just like in the other edp. I could not see
>any difference in the factory original fuse that
>worked and my replacement fuses that blew quickly.
>I measured the current draw from the edp that first
>blew the fuse, and my other 2 edp, and saw no
>difference in current draw.
>In desparation I installed a slightly larger fuse
>(kids don't try this at home). It worked then, and
>has worked fine for months now.
>My only guess is that the edp is drawing surge current
>(on power up) very close to the original fuses limits,
>and that the 1/4 amp replacements I bought were on the
>low end of the distribution (of current req'd to blow
about every transformer driven machine draws more at power up.
"slow blow" fuses are made for this. Did you get those or the quick ones?