The Sparkfun Fuse 5mm 125VAC 5A is an essential safety component for your electrical projects. This glass ferrule type fuse is designed to fit perfectly with 5mm fuse clips. It operates at a maximum of 125VAC and up to 5A. The principle of the fuse is simple yet critical; if the current exceeds 5A, the small filament inside the fuse heats up and breaks, similar to a light bulb burning out. This breaks the circuit and potentially saves your circuit from severe damage.
For projects with smaller loads, consider using a PTC (also known as a resettable fuse). These handle less current, up to 500mA, but can be set and reset multiple times without causing harm to your system.
The Sparkfun Fuse 5mm 125VAC 5A has the following features:
- Maximum operation at 5A @ 125VAC
- Glass Cartridge construction
- Dimensions: 5 x 20mm
For detailed specifications and usage, please refer to the datasheet provided by Sparkfun.