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Topic: Alpenrost death, part II.. ad infinatum (50 lines)
1) From: john roberts
Hmmmmmm,
Interesing discussion.  Ummm is not the purpose of a THERMAL FUSE to
fail when the temp reachs and exceeds a give temp ??
If that is the case... I can see where replacing a fuse with one that
is 50 degrees higher in cutoff is a problem.
I can see where replacing a fuse with a lower amp rating would be a problem
..
But I can't see a case where replacing a THERMAL fuse with the SAME
THERMAL rating and a HIGHER AMP rating would be a problem.
To me the key word here in this fuse scenario is THERMAL. No where
did anyone say anything about changing the THERMAL rating of the
fuse...
Just my 2 cents worth .. which isn't worth much ...
--John
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Yup... perhaps If I repeat myself a few times it'll take.
The confusion arises because there are "Thermal Fuses" that open upon
exceeding a rated temperature, and "Thermal Breakers" which open upon
exceeding a rated current. The nomenclature makes perfect sense to the users
of either and is only a problem to those not aware of both.
The original posted question was about a "Thermal Fuse", so replacing with a
higher current rating Thermal Fuse will not be an issue as long as the
temperature threshold is the same .
JR
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