Most automobile fuses used in vehicles today are one of three types: mini, standard or maxi. The mini and standard are fast-acting fuses that protect the majority of your vehicle’s circuits, including those for lights and radios.
How do I know what kind of fuse I have?
Look for “Class G” printed on the fuse. These fuses can be recognized by either their round shaped bodies with or without blades. Look for the wording “One Time Fuse” printed on the fuse. These fuses can be recognized by a removable slotted end cap that can be removed so that the fuse material can be replaced.
Can you use any fuse in a car?
It’s possible to replace any ATC fuse with any other ATC fuse, any mini fuse with any other mini fuse, and so on. However, this isn’t safe if you don’t match the current ratings. Although fuses can blow under normal operating conditions because of age and wear, a blown fuse often indicates a deeper problem.
Are all 10 amp fuses the same?
Since automotive fuses are differentiated both by design type and current rating, all fuses most emphatically are not the same. Although it is definitely possible to replace any ATO fuse with any other ATO fuse, doing so can be extremely dangerous if the wrong amperage fuse is substituted.
Can I use a 10 amp fuse instead of 15?
good rule of thumb is: it’s alright to use a lower rated fuse in place of a higher rated one, but not vice versa. Not sure why it’d be blowing a 10 and not a 15.. there isn’t much of a difference…
Can I use a 20 amp fuse instead of 15 in a car?
If you overload it with more than 20 Amp, you will need to replace the 20 Amp fuse. Unless you reduce the current draw even more, a 15 Amp fuse is going to fry. …
What is a Type C fuse?
Class C fuses are not dimensionally or electrically interchangeable with other North American fuses. They feature ceramic bodies and bolt-in mounting. They are for short-circuit protection only, in motor controllers, for example, where overload protection is provided by an overload relay.
Are fuses AC or DC?
Fuses must be rated for the voltage AC or DC in which they will be used. Generally, fuses have a DC voltage rating that is half of the maximum AC voltage rating.