Colored Automotive Blade Fuse Holders
July 15, 2016
Identification of automotive blade fuses on a PCB is now simplified with Keystone Electronics incorporating colored insulator bodies to their successful series of low insertion force, reliable and compact automotive blade fuse holders.
These new products are available in surface mountable (SMT) and thru-hole (THM) mounting styles for PCB applications. Holders are supplied in colors to match the colors of the Automotive fuses -10 (red),15 (blue) and 20 (yellow) AMP which act as a quick identifier for users, installers and maintenance personnel in fuse identification on electronic devices.
The colored insulators also help to protect contacts and fuses as well as reduce assembly time. Holders are supplied with tin-nickel-plated Brass contacts designed to secure and support the installed fuse from shock and vibration. The colored Insulators are made of UL 94 V-0 Nylon
Holders have a voltage rating of 500 VAC and up to 20 Amps current and are uniquely designed to accept standard, ”mini” and low profile “mini” style Automotive blade fuses. Surface mount versions are also available on tape and reel for use with most vacuum and mechanical pick-and-place assemblies.