Surface Mount Fuses
Surface mount fuses are typically used to protect circuitry by breaking an electrical current when a fault is detected. Surface mount fuses are designed to be mounted directly onto printed circuit boards and are commonly used in consumer electronics products. These products help ensure safety and stability across a range of applications.
How do surface mount fuses work?
Surface mount fuses are a single-use fuse that are deployed as a circuit breaker. The fuses detect faults like overcurrent or short circuits, with the metal strip within the fuse melting to cut electrical flow and prevent damage to other parts of the circuit.
What are surface mount fuses used for?
Surface mount fuses are used in a range of products and applications to help protect electrical circuits from suffering substantial damage in the event of a fault. Surface mount fuses can be found in everything from consumer electronics products to commercial and military equipment.
What are the different types of surface mount fuses?
Surface mount fuses come in many varieties and differ depending factors such as voltage and current ranting, how big they are, and their level of resistance. Surface mount fuses are generally either solid body or wire-in-air fuses.
How can I replace a surface mount fuse?
You can replace a surface mount fuse yourself but will require a soldering iron to remove the existing fuse and secure the new one. If you lack experience in changing fuses, you should seek expert help.