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Fuse holders
Busman HKP-HH fuse holder Busman fuse holder/ panel mount/ drill 1/2" hole
Some fuseholders accept terminal connections, some have solder-only connections. 
Fuse blocks have screw terminals.

Panel mount fuse holders at Amazon
Fuse blocks at Amazon
30 amp fuseholder at Amazon
20 amp fuseholder at Amazon
Ceramic fuses at Amazon
Fast acting ceramic fuses
Electrical terminals
Solder guns

Yellow for 12 gauge/ Blue for 14 gauge
Must solder solid copper wire when using fuseholder or terminal. Must solder stranded wire when using fuseholder. Stranded wire can be crimped to terminal.
How to solder wire to fuseholder or to terminals. Put wire in place. Place hot tip on wire. Wait for wire to heat. Touch solder to hot wire. Solder melts. Withdraw solder. Withdraw hot tip.
Fuse holder installed in 6x6x4 box
Drill 1/2" hole for installation in 6x6x4 box.
Drilll any size hole in metal or plastic electric boxes
Buy tapered drill/ step drill bit for any size hole
Step drill bits at Amazon
Neiko tapered drill bit 1/4"-1-3/8" hole
15 Amp ceramic fuse Busman 15 Amp ceramic fuse fits inside fuseholder
Available hardware, etc
Common for microwaves.
Generally, household circuit breakers are slow acting... and this allows amp surge of heat for starting motors such as refrigerator, pump etc. So heat is allowed to build up inside slow-acting fuses and circuit breakers before tripping.
Fast-acting fuses and circuit breakers are not same as GFCI protection.
GFCI is instanteaneous trip when short to ground is detected by ammeter inside GFCI device.
Fast and slow acting fuses wait until heat reaches fuse and then build-up of heat trips fuse.
Buy fast and slow acting fuses:
Ceramic fuses at Amazon
Fast acting ceramic fuses
surface mount fuseholder Surface mount ANL fuseholder
ANL fuseholder
e2 fuseholder with platium plating
ANL fuses
Din rail fuseholder

Din rail fuseholder
10 x 38 mm fuse

Mersen DC fuseholder

14 x 51mm fuseholder and fuse

Resource information
Fuse blows when heat exceeds amp rating of fuse.
Amperage = heat
Volts x amp = watts Resource:
Electric Formulas
Formulas and terminology
See wire sizes and amp ratings
Inline Fuseholder
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Fuseholder holds fast-acting or slow acting fuse
If load rating of circuit cannot exceed strict limits, then choose fast-acting fuse.
For motor loads, slow acting fuse is better, since surge of amperage is needed to start motor.

Fuse protects all wires in the circuit
Hot wire from breaker is also protected by fuse

Timer shown is GE 15070 in-wall analog timer
Timer require Neutral wire to operate analog timer dial
When using ordinary switch, the white neutral wire does not connect to switch as illustrated
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See all similar and programmable timers
How to wire timers
How to set analog timers
Illustration shows contactor
Contactors can control heavy Loads like water heater, motors, etc.
Magnetic Coil is activated by timer or switch.
Coil pulls down on contact points.
When coil is deactivated, a spring pushes contact points apart.
Contact points open and close circuit.
See contactors

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Use fuseholder to tap smaller gauge wire into larger wire
Fuse is not same as GFCI.
Both fuse and GFCI react to a short.
GFCI will trip instantly when short to ground is detected. The action is instantaneous, and will save a life when power suddenly flows to ground.
Fuse is different. Fuse reacts to buildup of heat. Open short will cause massive flow of amperage that will heat the wire and trip the fuse. But the process is not instantaneous.

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Buy fuseholders at Amazon
Ceramic fuses at Amazon
Fast acting ceramic fuses
in line fuse
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125Volt 15 amp fuseholders at Amazon
Use in-line fuse when connecting 2 different gauge wires
Illustration shows how to draw 120V from 240Volt line.
Only possible by code if 240Volt line has neutral wire.
These connections must be put inside enclosed box with cover.

Connect 12 gauge wire to 10 gauge wire.
Illustration shows smaller 12 gauge wire connected to larger 10 gauge wire.

10 gauge wire is protected by 30 amp breaker
The amp draw on 30 amp breaker is too large for 12 gauge wire.
12 gauge wire should have 20 amp breaker.

Use busman fuseholder with 20 amp fuse.
Fuse will protect entire length of 12 gauge wire.
Connect fuse to Hot wire.
Not necessary to put fuse on Neutral

If the 12 gauge wire was wired for 240V, then fuse is necessary for both hot wires.

Always make connections inside a box with cover
See wire sizes


Test for breaks in wire/ Test for voltage
Most appliance require 80% rated voltage to function correctly
Multimeters at Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon
How to test and replace element
How to test thermocouple
Element tests for 120 volts
How to test wire
Safety when testing wires:
Never touch wet or previously flooded appliance.
Never stand on wet surface when working on electric.
Never stand on bare soil, put down dry boards.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Use non-contact voltage tester before touching wires.
Never touch or lean into any made of metal.
Remove metal objects from pockets.
Do not use oxygen or fuel accelerants in same room as electrical repairs

Basic house wiring

Non-contact voltage tester

Test for power without touching connectors
NEVER assume power is OFF
Non-contact voltage tester Amazon
Electric testers at Amazon
How to test electric power is off
wire connector assortment

Twist-on wire connector assortments

Do not reuse old connectors
Connector assortment at Amazon
Connector assortment at Amazon
How to select and install twist-on wire connectors
Weatherproof wire connector

Weatherproof wire connector

Connector cavity is full of silicone
Built-in cover keeps silicone in place
Protect from water, dust etc
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Weatherproof size 14 to 6 Amazon
Weatherproof size 22 to 8 Amazon

How to select and install connectors
Wire connector wrench
Wrench to apply wire connectors
Tighten connector

Wire connector blaster
Twist connector wrenches at Amazon

How to twist wire
How to select and install twist-on wire connectors

Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire

How to install terminals


Terminal kit
Blue for 16-14 wire
Yellow for 12-10 wire
Push on wire connectors

Push-on wire connectors in place of twist-on connectors

Push on wire connectors Amazon
Red 3P connector for 10-14 gauge wire
Lever connectors for stranded wire at Amazon
remove cable staple
End cutting nippers at Amazon

linesman pliers
When removing insulation from wire, do NOT score or put cuts on surface of copper wire. Doing so increases resistances on wire and creates weak point.
Buy tools:
Wire strippers at Amazon
Linesman pliers
Utility knife at Amazon
End cutting nippers at Amazon

Use solid copper wire
Fire inside timer caused by stranded wire
Keep enclosure door closed at all times
soldering guns

Timer caught fire
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The grid is defined by three parts: transmission, distribution and end user. The following links show how it works
Power plant to end user power pole
Power pole to residential breaker box
Power pole to commercial breaker box

How to wire residential electric
How to wire commercial 3-phase

Why you need ground wire
How to wire 3-phase timer
3-phase water heater

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