I would want to cut it open and see why it got so hot. Could also be a defective crimp where the terminal connects to the wire inside the fuse holder.
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Run Taurus fans.. 40 amp fuse in one car, 50 amp breaker in the other..
We want them to run.. But not short as to draw from the battery which also runs the dizzy..
30 amp will blow in line up.. 40 will not..
Mainly have them so when the fan motor gets shorted.. We can still continue..Even with 2-950 or 1000 CCA batteries and being shorted, we have NEVER seen a fuse melt like that!
Last edited by Deaf Bob; August 7th, 2012 at 12:32 AM.
The fuses were just some I bought at the parts store or walmart in the little yellow slide-top box.
Last edited by BBR; August 7th, 2012 at 06:35 AM.
Does the HHR use a 20 amp fuse? If its needs a 30 would the smaller fuse increase resistance and make it hot?
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If it pulls more than 20 amps it *should* blow the fuse. I am learning that localized heating indicates high resistance, so I think it was just a bad connection. This fuse holder was kinda old and was not one of the ones with the cover that keeps moisture out. The car stays outside all the time so it probably had some corrosion in it. In the past, I have run it for way longer than I did the other night w/o any problems.
I'm just gonna replace it and go on my merry way.
Like I said...We use 40 amps.. They do not melt like that.. When they are compromised, they blow ..
Condensation is bad where we store the boxes over winter..you have humidity..
Maybe there are a few strands that got pulled out of the holder?
I would get one of those stereo large size double fuses and run a lower fuse size.
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