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- Thermal Fuse in Fan
November 4, 2009, 2:29 am
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Hi, I have a ceiling fan that stopped fanning.
Turns out to be a thermal fuse that's blown, probably due to running the fan all
day. The fan works fine otherwise.
The fuse is a white rectangular radial type marked 115deg M20 07F.
I have on stock a number of axial ones marked 156deg 10A.
The closest Altronics stocks is 133deg axial 10A.
My question is:
Would it cause a fire risk to use the 157deg ones, or even the 133deg?
Or has the fan manufacturer just been over cautious by choosing such a low
value? Or could it have other reasons, it certainly boosts their turnover. After
all it failed in an otherwise healthy fan.
Re: Thermal Fuse in Fan
What might seem a silly comment - I don't know what construction the fuse is
(lugs incorporated?) It should probably be installed using crimp
connections. Years ago I heard of someone who installed a couple of thermal
fuses by soldering before realiszing what they were doing...............