Date registered: Dec 1998
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Re: Copper Fuse Kit - Opinions?
The original equipment fuses are not really aluminum, and anyway, the reason for not mixing the two metals in electrical circuts has more to do with the fire danger inherent in their different thermal/conductive properties under load at 110/220 VAC, and would not be a problem at 12VDC! The key to ANY electrical system however, remains: KEEP IT CLEAN! I once was given a car by my sister(a 1973 dodge) which displayed every electrical problem known to man, and for which an otherwise honest mechanic (most mechanics know less about electricity than a cow knows about cube root!) had recommended the replacement of virtually every electrical component on the car-- at a cost which would have exceeded its original purchase price! I spent a relaxing week taking every single electrical component apart (yes, they DO come apart, even such 'sealed' units as headlight switches), and cleaning every single contact. I replaced NOTHING, but when I got it all back together, EVERYTHING WORKED!<br> A trick I used to keep that car working may help you: put a little dab of good, old, cheap, plain vaseline on the contacts; it inhibits corrosion and will not interfere with electrical current flow (at 12volts DC, at least-- don't try this trick with house current!).