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    I was about to hang sh*t on those blade type circuit breakers, but noticed in time that they are manually re-settable.

    I had some auto reset circuit breakers of similar type, but would never consider having them again. I was fault finding, something to do with solar charging IIRC. It was a nightmare, very difficult to track down. In the end it came down to substitution to find where the problem was & it turned out to be the blade type CB, confirmed by opening it up. The design was essentially a dished piece of metal which would 'pop' out when over current heated it sufficiently. Once cooled down it would return to it's default state, reconnecting the power creating a very difficult to track down intermittent fault. In this instance the culprit was poor quality construction. The 'dish' held in place by a rivet through it's centre was loose, creating a poor connection & excess heat.

    Manually re-settable ones are a different ballgame. You can see when they are 'tripped', & they stay tripped until you reset them. For lower amps (15a, maybe 20a & below) they are a great alternative to fuses.

    Higher amp versions would likely suffer the same problem as the higher amp fuse versions - oxidation on the blades resulting in resistance & heat build up without blowing - creating a fire risk.

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    Yeah I will not run this fuse in the car buy rather in an empty slot or.my tool box specifically for fault finding .
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    Winner this ‘Lazy-MB 2020 Pumpkin Filler’ :-)




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    Clever idea indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    Yeah I will not run this fuse in the car buy rather in an empty slot or.my tool box specifically for fault finding .
    Good thinking batman!

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    Don't know if anyone else uses the stuff but I tried some "Tessa" tape today. I've had some sitting in the shed for a while because I ordered it online and it looked useless once I got my mits on it. I've always hated the sticky mess that electrical tape leaves after it gets hot/old.

    I got sick of looking at the mess my head/driving light wires are in(i'll fix it properly 'one day') when I was in there today so decided I'd whack a bit around it and give it a trial run before it all just ends up in the bin.

    The stuff surprised me.

    Good points: It doesn't stretch so you can get a nice tight wrap. You can cut short strips and feed it around existing looms without it sticking to everything/itself. It sticks pretty good(better than you would think before you use it).

    Bad points: I think the ends might peel up over time. It does leave a sticky residue immediately(I had to redo a bit) if you peel it off, although nothing like 12 month old electrical tape after a few heat cycles. Will probably attract dust and dirt and not look as clean as tape after a wash.

    I don't think it'll replace normal tape in the toolbox but if it lasts I think it'll have it's uses. I think it would be ideal doing under dash stuff.

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    Yes that stuff is awesome! I love it. Looks neat as buggery and perfect for covering my butcher sparkie work.

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    Completely forgot we purchased this hidden ripper many years ago at a farming type expo after a plague of dreaded Mozzies bombarded us!

    We had home trialled many other contraptions including DEET as a spray camping backup to no avail :-(

    Aussie made was lead to believe back then and tonight working a biting treat again on low voltage fan capturing below cage unlike near fire starting zappers that do kill good Bogong Moths


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    Saw these today and thought might be worth having one in the toolbox for $9

    Probably nothing new but I've never seen them. May find a use for it.

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    Well that looks awesome!!! Keen to see the size of these things!!!!





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