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30a amp plug Fuse installation help

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Fuses are actually safer than circuit breakers , Provided that the fuse is sized to the wire gauge in the fuse box , There is no mechanism in a fuse like a circuit breaker which can malfunction and a fuse reacts quicker to a short circuit or overload than a breaker does , The best way to properly size the fuses in your fuse box is to open the fuse box and look at the wire gauge connected to the fuse sockets , On the 120 volt branch circuits , If the wire size is 14 gauge connected to the fuse socket , The maximum fuse size is 15 amp , 12 gauge wire , 20 amp and for 30 amp , The wire size must be 10 gauge wire , For the main cartridge fuses , Look at the wire size on the main wires going to the main pullout , Many old homes with a fuse box have only 60 amp service using service entrance cable , If the wire size is 4 gauge aluminum wire , The maximum cartridge fuse size is 60 amp , And for the range pullout , If 8 gauge wire is connected to the range pullout , The maximum fuse size is 40 amp For circuits with motors , Use time delay fuses to allow motors to start without blowing the fuse

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The TL type fuse was invented by Thomas Edison as a sure fire way that fire safety was maintained when less knowledgeable or experienced people replaced fuses in their home fuse box. The link below explains the answer.///// http://www.helium.com/items/538808-electrical-home-repair-guide-to-your-fuse-box

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