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Old 07-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Anyone seen these fuses?

easyID fuses. They light up when blown so all you have to do is replace the one that is lit.

Cost about the same as regular "non lit" fuses. I got some at walmart today.




ATM, ATC, MAX, ATR and ATL Blade Fuses



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Old 07-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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Now that is amazing....how many times have I fumbled around pulling the wrong fuses....very cool.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:52 PM   #4
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Especially those fuses up under the dash.. Where you wish you were a yoga master so you could see them... Now just go to the light... Yank and replace.


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Old 07-31-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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About 2 years ago, I replaced all the ATC blade fuses in my 2001 Monaco Dynasty with the Smart Glow fuses made by Littelfuse as I wanted to be able to more quickly troubleshoot DC electrical problems. Since my coach used all ATC size blade fuses, it was somewhat of an investment, since they were about 40 fuses and they more expensive, but to me had tremendous benefits of making trouble shooting much easier and quicker.

A short time after installation I had an electrical problem and it turned out to be a blown fuse and was easy to find since one of the Smart Glow fuses was lit up. The interesting part was that without the Smart Glow fuses, the troubleshooting process would have taken much longer, because I found that the circuit fuse had been mis-labeled and the only way I would have found the problem with the conventional ATC fuses was to begin randomly pulling each and every fuse to verify its condition. In this case the added benefit is that since the circuit was mis-labeled, and without the 'Glow when Blown' fuses I likely would have began to needlessly diving deeper into the circuit looking for other problems, all because the fuse originally identified for that circuit would have shown to be OK when I examined it.

I am a full believer in fuses that use the Glow when Blown concept.

Hope this provides some added insight to your question.

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Now that's a great idea!
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I just ordered a bunch of these:
Blade Style
Mini Fuse
Shopped everywhere, Amazon had best price. I have blown about 5 fused in the past 90 days, all due to me working on and monkeying around with stuff on my rig. The hours I have spent chasing down blown fues in 5 different locations, of which I am not 100% sure I have found all the fuse locations as of yet. Its crazy how they have fuse locations everywhere, of which you have to use a needle nose micro pliers to even access some.

These are priceless to me, and highly recommend the investment to anyone.
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I read about these a couple of years ago and saw the benefits. I found Harbor Freight has a 30 piece kit of regular or mini fuses for $10. I got them on sale for about half that and have been replacing fuses as needed.

30 Piece Self-Testing ATO/ATC Auto Fuse Set

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My 5th wheel came with those in the converter-nice!
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See them I have, in fact some truck stops carry them.

I have a Progerssive Dynamics fuse panel.. LED's come pre-installed in panel, works great.. My aux-12 volt panel is a Rig-Runner.. Same deal, they have built in LED's so a standard fuse lights up when blown.
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I replaced all of the blade fuses in my coach with these about three years ago (no an easy task to find them all).

I just had an overhead fan in the bedroom quit and it was very quick and simple to see the offending fuse.
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grasshopper fuse definition of grasshopper fuse in the Free Online Encyclopedia.

In the old days these fuses could set off an alarm. Great idea on the new fuses. A tiny bulb inside is nothing more than a built in Test Light. E bay may have them cheap.
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Wally World has them.
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Another graey upgrade

Wow, this is really a great idea. Thanks for the information. I am going to check what I need tomorrow and start replacing fuses.
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