Fuses as clippers?

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Fuses as clippers?

Postby FloPoeKo » 16 Sep 2018, 20:46

I heard a weird rumor that some pedals employ glass-fuses as clippers instead of diodes and transistors...
Does anyone know anything specific? Schematics? Pics?

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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby plush » 16 Sep 2018, 21:13

Yeah, they clip under high load...
But only once.
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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby FiveseveN » 16 Sep 2018, 22:02

I guess you can use a diode for a fuse, kinda, but you definitely can't use a fuse as a diode.
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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby Fender3D » 17 Sep 2018, 00:05

The same as you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish...

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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby phatt » 17 Sep 2018, 02:46

Yeah I wanted to use reverse wound diodes but could not find any. :mrgreen:
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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby Zokk » 17 Sep 2018, 16:54

It's probably more efficient to use fuses as jumpers 8)
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Re: Fuses as clippers?

Postby Ice-9 » 19 Sep 2018, 21:42

I'm going to guess someone just say some glass germanium diodes and confused them with fuses. :slap:
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