Note to self - always use your amps power switch

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. My Hartke HA5000 blew a fuse when the power cord got pulled out of it accidentally. No problem.

    However, finding 8A glass fuses here in the UK wasn't easy - I found three at a friend's house. Old as hell. One didn't work, the other blew as soon as I turned the amp off and on again, and the third was fine till rehearsal last nite when I turned the amp off then on again.

    However, I've been turning the amp on and off with the power switch on my power conditioner - basically the amp is turned on then the cord is plugged in. D'oh.
  2. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    You should probably be using slow blow fuses. I've noticed with a number of amps that the inrush of current at switch on will blow quick blow fuses, which would otherwise have the correct rating to protect the amp.