Fuse required for Mesa Boogie.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by YellowCarLuke, Dec 16, 2013.


  1. YellowCarLuke

    YellowCarLuke

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    I blew the fuse on my Mesa head and so (obviously) I am looking for a new one.

    Can someone please point me in the direction of a 1 1/4 inch (32 mm) 12 Amp 120 V slow blowing fuse? This is the one they recommend in the manual and I'm having a very hard time finding it online.

    I even emailed the guys at Mesa and they couldn't give me a straight answer! So I came to the oul heads on here because I'm sure someone will know :)

    I'm using a 10 amp fuse in her at the moment for low volumes and shes grand, would just like the manufacturers recommendation before I take her to a gig!

    BTW I live in Ireland (and yes, I have a step down transformer! ;)).
     
  2. MesaBoogie

    MesaBoogie Gold Supporting Member

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    First of all - what amp are you referring to?

    You can always contact the distributor in the UK:

    Westside Distribution 100, Fifty Pitches Road, Glasgow G514EB
    Contact Tel +44 0844 326 2000
    Fax +44 (0) 141 248 4813
    Email info@westsidedistribution.com

    Give me some more details and I'll help however I can. Thanks!
     
  3. nashvillebill

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    To the OP:

    Please do not post multiple threads asking the same question! Your answer was given on the other thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/fuses-1038639/

    To repeat the answer: fuses are sized for the current (the 12 Ampere rating) at which they will open. That number is critical and cannot be increased. The voltage rating, however, is a maximum rating : it means that the fuse can be used in any circuit which operates below the voltage specified on the fuse . A 250 volt fuse can be used any place a 120 volt fuse was originally used (in a 120 volt power supply, for example). You could even use a fuse with a 1000 volt rating in a 120 volt supply.

    But you cannot go the other way and put a 120 volt rated fuse in a 240 volt application.
     
  4. YellowCarLuke

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    Hey I contacted them, they were unhelpful at first. I emailed one of your guys and sorted it out, was just a mis-communication with the guy in Glasgow, in the process of getting a quote now thanks :)
     
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