ANENG AN8008 / AN8009 Fuses

The ANENG AN8008 / AN8009 multimeters have 3.6×10 mm ceramic fuses on their inputs:

AN8009 10 A current shunt - top view
AN8009 10 A current shunt – top view

Based on past experience, at some point over the next year or five, I’ll forget to plug the hot probe back in the voltage hole before measuring a power supply:

AN8008 multimeter jacks
AN8008 multimeter jacks

Whereupon the fuse will blow.

So, for about five bucks, a bag of 10 A and 0.5 A axial lead fast-blow glass fuses just arrived from halfway around the planet:

3.6x10 mm axial fuses
3.6×10 mm axial fuses

They have the right body size and, in this application, fine points concerning current ratings and cartridge composition don’t make much difference. If I actually need one, I’ll snip off the leads, jam it in the holder, and move on.

  1. #1 by eriklscott on 2019-04-25 - 14:14

    Blowout test fixture. You know you want to. Will it start a fire if you short the car battery with it? You know… for science.

    • #2 by Ed on 2019-04-25 - 20:00

      I must figure out how to get an unlimited supply of free stuff upon which to … mmmm … perform horrible experiments. Baksheesh, where are you when I need you?

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