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Offline david77

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Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« on: November 24, 2011, 10:30:10 am »
Does anybody know what happened to HRC fuse prices? In particular the Littlefuse KLK series (10,3x38mm).
Recently prices for these fuses seem to have risen by about 5 times, Farnell used to sell them for 3,65 EUR a piece now they want more than 20,00 EUR! I've seen similar prices elsewhere, what's going on there?
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 08:28:50 pm »
Does anybody know what happened to HRC fuse prices? In particular the Littlefuse KLK series (10,3x38mm).
Recently prices for these fuses seem to have risen by about 5 times, Farnell used to sell them for 3,65 EUR a piece now they want more than 20,00 EUR! I've seen similar prices elsewhere, what's going on there?

FWIW: I heared exactly the same thing here in the Netherlands when I inquired about a 440mA fuse for my Fluke.  Availability bad too.

So for now I have F0.5A in there.  I am not in the habit of short circuiting wall sockets with my Fluke set to current anyway.
The Fluke I got with the blown fuse inside.

Wilko
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 10:03:29 pm »
I would stick a label on it declaring it only suitable for low energy circuits, and make it very clear that the CAT III/IV rating is not valid. You never know where it will end up. Having a device labeled something like CAT IV 600V, even though it will likely arc if a transient voltage occurs, is dangerous in my opinion.
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 10:11:21 pm »
I would stick a label on it declaring it only suitable for low energy circuits, and make it very clear that the CAT III/IV rating is not valid. You never know where it will end up. Having a device labeled something like CAT IV 600V, even though it will likely arc if a transient voltage occurs, is dangerous in my opinion.

I get your drift, but no worries, this is my private meter and the only one using it is me.  My equipment is not being lent out.

Wilko
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 10:16:27 pm »
If is that so, about the pricing, then I am an millionaire thanks to Fluke ?  ;D


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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 10:22:46 pm »
Well I was quoted EUR 13,25 for the 440mA fuse last wednesday.  And no stock :-/
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 10:51:55 pm »
it can be explained if the factory is located under the water in thailand ?
same happened for the hard drives recently...

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 10:57:41 pm »
Could be the case of course.  The shop owner mentioned something about a manufacturer stopping production??

ENOCLUE...
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 11:05:32 pm »
There is always out there and SIBA about HRC fuses,  made In Germany !!  ;)
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 11:14:00 pm »
Could pretending to be a stupid user and contacting fluke to repair your DMM at their place work?
No?
Could pretending your Agilent DMM has never failed and contacting fluke to repair your DMM at their place work?

Hmmm  ;D
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 11:40:11 pm »
It did take me some time, so to translate the message of Alex ....  :P

Yes people, get some spare fuses !!  one pair of both it would help to worry less about it.  :)
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 11:47:29 pm »
It did take me some time, so to translate the message of Alex ....  :P

You don't have to have access to an exceptionally intelligent translator, but I expect you to PM me if your translator gives you garbage! Since when the Greeks became shy?  ;D
 

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Re: Explanation of HRC fuse prices?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 04:28:54 pm »
It did take me some time, so to translate the message of Alex ....  :P

You don't have to have access to an exceptionally intelligent translator, but I expect you to PM me if your translator gives you garbage! Since when the Greeks became shy?  ;D

No worries Alex ..  :)   It was easier than the Greek " iksis afikseis ouk en to polemo thnikseis "   ;)
 


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