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andy

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fuseblock questions
« on: August 27, 2012, 05:56:06 PM »
OMG i have way to many questions.

I started to look at my fuseblock/circuit breakers. When it comes to restoring it, is it worth updating to newer fuse type panel (universal type)? If those circuit breakers blow it looks like a pain to get them out once all the wiring is in. Also, i'm missing one , but the rest are all 20 amp. Manual states 2/20 2/15 1/5 amp. Is that right? . Are the original ones easy to come by? I have a few of the manuals but no reference to which order they are located on the plate
Thanks as usual,

Andrew


« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 09:00:41 PM by andy »
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steve-0

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:00:30 PM »
the early halftracks used glass fuses. the later model square plastic ones are circuit breakers that automatically reset after tripped.
keep the circuit breakers.

you can get new ones still
http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=97.0

andy

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 09:07:57 PM »
Thanks Steve. I did a search under fuses but i guess i should have under breakers. I updated my original post. Im kinda lost as to what breakers i need. Seems there may be a few different options for them depending on track?
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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 09:24:44 PM »
the wiring schematics show fuse sizes
10
0.5
0.1
50
20
20
20
http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=168.0
im not sure if they are the same in all halftracks. the ones i have checked varied.

andy

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 09:29:23 PM »
That's why im wondering if it might be better to upgrade to newer fuses. I don't think it would be that hard to get a universal 6 plug fuse box and wire it up. That way just pull fuses if they blow or if not 100% sure what rating I need, can easily be switched?
Installing something like this may be an idea?
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 09:49:42 PM by andy »
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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 03:10:57 AM »
The early glass fuse block is still available NOS.I got mine from an Ebay seller: Bluemoonscooter.
He is also listed in Micheals trading post list.

Was not too expensive, and looks really nice.

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 08:16:34 AM »
The early glass fuse block is still available NOS.I got mine from an Ebay seller: Bluemoonscooter.
He is also listed in Micheals trading post list.

Was not too expensive, and looks really nice.

Reg

Hinrik

Are those nos fuse blocks still available?
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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 05:48:35 PM »
The early glass fuse block is still available NOS.I got mine from an Ebay seller: Bluemoonscooter.
He is also listed in Micheals trading post list.

Was not too expensive, and looks really nice.

Reg

Hinrik

Are those nos fuse blocks still available?

I haven't seen any posted by bluemoonscooter in a while but you can send him a message through eBay. He used to have a lot of good stuff and reasonable prices.

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 05:56:27 PM »
I took a plastic cutting board made from HDPE and remade our fuseblock.  It's close enough.  I figure that it isn't really seen, so as long as it looks similar and works it should be fine.

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Re: fuseblock questions
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 07:07:09 PM »
Nice job!
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