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Re: quicky fusible link for fan motor protection

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 03:20:37 -0700, Rob wrote:

>This talk of fusible links for fans (type 44) reminds me of the last project I
>undertook on my 5kcst before it was traded in on the CGT this summer. I found
>that a suitable fuse could be purchased from any high-end car audio shop. I
>used an 80 amp Rockford Fosgate fuse and holder (polycarbonate with o-rings,
>gold plated terminals)- sorry for no PN, but either a RF, Phoenix Gold, or
>Monster Cable dealer should be able to get you something similar in the $20
>range. This fuse setup looks like an upsized version of the old tube-style
>fuses. HTH,

The same money will get you the Audi fusible link and hardware including
a slick mounting bracket. My only reservation about the Audi arrangement
is that the housing is not waterproof. There have been reports on this list
of the links failing from corrosion. I've taken the precaution of spaying
battery terminal varnish over the link element and terminal screws. So far,
no sign that it gets hot.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq
87 635 CSi