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    • andromedean
    • By andromedean 18th Oct 16, 2:35 PM
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    Confused about car fuses
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    • 18th Oct 16, 2:35 PM
    Confused about car fuses 18th Oct 16 at 2:35 PM
    I've attempted to replace a J type 30 amp fuse which had blown which looked like this from the back
    titled 30A Pink PAL Pacific Type J Case Female Slow Blow Fuse for Car

    but received one like this which doesn't seem to fit however hard I push.

    You can see some slots are staggered in the second one, although this doesn't seem to serve any purpose, because the main slot seems to be the same size and position. Is there a difference, and how can I be sure of not getting another? One electrical retailer showed the first picture before buying but gave me the second claiming his supplier had changed.

    I'm thinking of buying this now which has a diagram of the back slots Q7B7NZAO&coliid=I20SMSO21WYIKS
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
    Goto a local shop and compare the items, sounds like a cheap chinese product where the seller has no clue the manufacturer is changing the spec.
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