Originally Posted by benz rider
you'd be suprised at how many people's cars break down and cause major repairs to other parts because the fuses failed.
but you guys seem like know-it-alls so don't take my word for it.
I don't know everything but I am not taking your word for it.
First of all the Fuse break first before any major component get damage.
and electrical engineering
, short for 'fusible link', is a type of overcurrent protection device
. Its essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows. When the metal strip melts, it opens the circuit
of which it is a part, and so protects the circuit from excessive current.
A practical fuse was one of the essential features of Edison
's electrical power
distribution system. An early fuse was said to have successfully protected an Edison installation from tampering by a rival gas-lighting concern.
Fuses (and other overcurrent devices) are an essential part of a power distribution system to prevent fire
or damage. When too much current flows through a wire, it may overheat and be damaged, or even start a fire. Wiring regulations give the maximum rating of a fuse for protection of a particular circuit. Local authorities will incorporate national wiring regulations as part of law. Fuses are selected to allow passage of normal currents, but to quickly interrupt a short circuit
or overload condition.
Fuse (electrical - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia