Q:Fuse blown GMA 4A 250V (fast or slow blow)

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Just had a GI light fuse go on my NGG. I located the fuse to f113.
This is a 4.0A 250V fuse. Looking inside the glass fuse, all the other
4A 250v fuses have a fine wire going across.

To find my fuse I hit...
Radio Shack #1 - out of business
Radio Shack #2 - out of stock
Radio Shack #3 had them but the packages were misprinted as 4A 125V.
Also the fuse was a slow-blow fuse and the wire was small coil inside
the fuse.

Is this single wire across a fast blow? and the coil in the fuse make
it slow blow?

Previous RGP posts say they should be slow blow.. is this correct?

Kubie
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    You can't tell by looking at the fuse just by the wire. Different
    manufacturers, different ages of when the fuse was made ect. Some slow
    blow are coil, some are a simple filiment. You want a slow blow fuse
    for the replacement. A GMA4 is fast blow, GMC4 would be the slow blow
    type for the Bussman brand, a 218 series is slow blow for the
    Littlefuse brand. 125 or 250v both will work perfectly.

    c_kubie@yahoo.com wrote:
    > Just had a GI light fuse go on my NGG. I located the fuse to f113.
    > This is a 4.0A 250V fuse. Looking inside the glass fuse, all the other
    > 4A 250v fuses have a fine wire going across.
    >
    > To find my fuse I hit...
    > Radio Shack #1 - out of business
    > Radio Shack #2 - out of stock
    > Radio Shack #3 had them but the packages were misprinted as 4A 125V.
    > Also the fuse was a slow-blow fuse and the wire was small coil inside
    > the fuse.
    >
    > Is this single wire across a fast blow? and the coil in the fuse make
    > it slow blow?
    >
    > Previous RGP posts say they should be slow blow.. is this correct?
    >
    > Kubie
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