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Fuse Wire w/Increasing Load

PIRA 5F15.35

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Description:

A piece of fuse wire is attached between two posts, completing the circuit.  Light bulbs, in parallel, are added to the circuit by screwing them into their sockets.  When the current load is too much for the wire, the fuse wire will burn and break, "blowing" the fuse and protecting the circuit. 

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Fuse Wire Demo
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Fuse Wire

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