Fuses protect your power distribution system — you need them to prevent damage to your equipment from current overload. The job of a fuse is to protect any equipment's vital wiring. Vehicle wiring can be pretty deeply entrenched and integrated into an electrical system making it extremely difficult to locate and replace. When a current large enough to fry a wire or damage a vital component is drawn through some electrical system in a vehicle, the vehicle's fuses will burn out first and prevent that current from doing any major damage.
In order to apply fuses in a vehicle, it must have an automotive fuse holder. Fuse holders are mechanisms that are used to carry and shelter fuses. They are generally manufactured in two different styles: either open or completely covered. Fuse holders such as fuse clips, socket, blocks and plug-on type fuse holders are classified under the open fuse holder style or inline fuseholder. Inline fuse holders are made in various sizes to be able to carry the different sizes of fuses available.
When buying a fuse holder for your vehicle, it should meet the required specifications of the fuses being used. Such specifications include the operating current, operating voltage stated by the manufacturer as well as the highest power dissipation capacity, otherwise known as the Rated Power Acceptance, of the fuse.
- Our inline fuse holders are designed for use with ATO and ATC fuses.
- Fuse holders are an ideal use in wire harness and electrical systems.
- Our ATC/ATO fuse holders can be used in automotive and industrial fuse applications.
- Our FH-16 fuseholder is supplied with 16 Gauge wire, rated to 20 amps and comes with a fuse.