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Old 05-21-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Where Can I Buy A 30 amp 250 v Slow Blow Fuse?

My Barker power jack blew a fuse. It's a 30 amp 250 v slow blow glass fuse and I've looked at Radio Shack, WM and other places with no luck. Anyone know where I can buy one of these elusive fuses?
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Assuming you have a jack that works off the battery, you do not need a 250 volt fuse. If you can find a 30A SB fuse in any voltage over 12 volts, that will be fine. Try auto parts places, RV dealers, Walmart, etc.

Not quick turnaround, but a good source for electronic parts in a few days:
http://www.digikey.com/product-searc...=0&pageSize=25


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I have had a hard time flnding the same fuse. "CruizinDux" mentioned getting some in Post #16 here, but I don't know if he located any:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...up-149835.html

See also:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...s-30054-2.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...te-135114.html

I see NAPA auto parts stores mentioned also FWIW.

If you find a good source, please advise. Amazon does not seem to stock them, but they may be included in some of the fuse assortment packages . . .
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My Barker power jack blew a fuse. It's a 30 amp 250 v slow blow glass fuse and I've looked at Radio Shack, WM and other places with no luck. Anyone know where I can buy one of these elusive fuses?
A lot of those old glass tube style fuses are rated for 250v, even for automotive applications. Just stop in any auto parts store and look for the 30 amp glass fuses that is the same length as yours.
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A lot of those old glass tube style fuses are rated for 250v, even for automotive applications. Just stop in any auto parts store and look for the 30 amp glass fuses that is the same length as yours.
FYI the slow-blow ones seem to be in short supply in our neck of the woods . . .

Guessing some Airstream supply or jack mfg. sites may have them?

Some are listed on eBay, for instance:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-LOT-Qty-10...YAAOSwhkRWevOQ
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NAPA had a 5-pack for $11.
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I seem to blow fuses on my Barker on a regular basis. I did not know there were fast and slow blowing fuses. Are there dangers to the Barker using the slow blowing type?
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I seem to blow fuses on my Barker on a regular basis. I did not know there were fast and slow blowing fuses. Are there dangers to the Barker using the slow blowing type?
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In my personal opinion only, using a slow-blow fuse is OK, as long as the rated amperage is followed. I would double-check your AS owner's manual and/or the Barker manual with your owner's paperwork packet, to confirm the amperage.
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OP, NAPA carries the required fuse as a normal stocking item. If confused about what to ask for take your old fuse in and they will be able to fix you up. Go ahead and buy a 5 pack. You might need another somewhere down the road or be able to help out a fellow camper when they blow one.
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FYI the slow-blow ones seem to be in short supply in our neck of the woods . . .

Guessing some Airstream supply or jack mfg. sites may have them?

Some are listed on eBay, for instance:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-LOT-Qty-10...YAAOSwhkRWevOQ
Another option, if you can get access to the inline fuse, is to replace it with a modern blade type fuse. You can get those at auto stores or even easier, at Amazon. I get most of my hard to find fuses and fuse holders there. If you're handy it's pretty easy to change them out.

Those old glass ones are hard to read, but it's printed on the chrome caps on the ends: SLO-BLO 30A 125V or 250V. If NAPA doesn't have them in stock they can get them for you, probably take a day or two.
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see post #921 for background,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...127845-66.html

Well I forgot to ask about extra 30 am SB's when I picked up the trailer from the dealer on Thursday. They are close to home so I swung by yesterday...figured if they had one to make mine work, they would have extras. Parts could not locate any on Friday. Chaos @ 4:50.

2-3 months ago, due to numerous failed attempts for the dealer to fill my standing order for 3-4 or so spares, I started checking around locally... Napa, O'Reilly's Knechts, AutoZone...all the usual suspects. blank stares...slow blow what? I finally asked the dealer for any ideas and he suggested Oregon Electric which is an electrical specialty wholesaler. I never made it by...no excuse, I'm in the area often, it just got away from me.....what are the odds anyway. Bad analysis.

I'll be dropping by the Napa store to check out the 5 Pak and if no luck will try OE on Monday.

I'll loop back with results and hopefully order info.

However I like richw46's idea...there has to be an alternative. I may need to call Barker so I understand any specifics re the slow blow requirement.

I have an appointment for service on our Highlander this week, so that will be anther person who should know the answer.

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I seem to blow fuses on my Barker on a regular basis. I did not know there were fast and slow blowing fuses. Are there dangers to the Barker using the slow blowing type?
Thanks!
The jack shouldn't be blowing fuses. Unless there's an intermittent short in the jack, the usual reason for blowing a fuse is running the jack into a hard stop so the motor stalls, drawing a lot of current and blowing the fuse. Jacks have limit switches to stop the motor before the jack mechanically stops. One of the limit switches may need to be adjusted.

Our 1980 Caravelle has a bunch of the old style round glass fuses, and they are getting amazingly hard to come by. I guess that's because cars went to the blade type fuses a good many years ago. I keep a couple of boxes of 20 and 30 A fuses on hand--but we've never needed them.
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Here are the specs for NAPA:

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I guess you can order online, but your NAPA store should have them IMO. The label on the end of the small box does not indicate Slow-blow, so the counter clerk did not find them right away. A search of the catalog yielded the right SKU.

http://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/...335/BK_7821335

On end of small box:
782-1335...QTY
MDL-30........5
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