Blow a fuse

Demo Number 399
Location Shelf 34
Description This is a simple circuit that allows you to blow a fuse and see the effect on the circuit. Two ways:

  1. In-line fuse “fuse box” blows when you screw in too many bulbs. (Uses 2A fuse)
  2. Short circuit short when you plug it with bulbs in place. (Uses 1A fuse)
 Related Demos 006
  • The fuse used is a AGC type.
  • The fuse is a little difficult to get in and out of the holder.
  • Do not use a high amperage fuse because the demo will turn in “blow a circuit breaker”
  • Procedure:
    • Unplug from any power source!!
    • Place the fuse in the holder.
    • Make sure the throw switch is not engaged
    • Plug in the cord. (you may consider using the Variac on shelf 61 demo 9000.
    • Engage the throw switch.
  • Note: this used to be part of demo 036

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