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  • What size fuse

    I just need to know what amp the main fuse on the outside of a cocktail cab should be.
    thanks
    Brett

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    Hi Bretty, I would say use a 3A. As a guide a 14" lai cocktail used a 3A main fuse and the hankin 20" cocktail 5A.
    Beer....the reason I get up every afternoon.

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    • #3
      thanks Gavin, fast blow or slow blow ?

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      • #4
        Hi Bretty, Over current is not something expected in an arcade machine so you want to use a fast blow fuse. A slow blow fuse can tolerate brief overcurrent situations (Like a motor starting) and blow when these become sustained. If you can get hold of a tong tester you can safely check the current your machines draw by simply placing the clamp around the mains lead when your machine is running. Cheap ones come up on ebay with multi meters built in from time to time and it is an interesting exercise. Of course if you have troubles with mains voltages take care and seek proper advice.
        Beer....the reason I get up every afternoon.

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