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This product did not seem to be the gauge they promised. I was going to replace a 12 gauge fuse block with this since it was supposed to be 10 gauge wire, but appears to be even smaller than the one I'm using now. It does use a 10 amp fuse, but so did the other. If all you need is lower protection then for the price you can't beat this. Solar panels hooked up to motor home batter I would not trust this setup.
Ordered two and the one came through with half of the fuse terminal contact buried half way down into the base. Tried to pull it up with no success, so I just bought two similar ones at the local auto parts store. Too much trouble to return these so I'll have at least one available to use and the other I can use as a "bracelet" as the leads are one big loop that you have to cut prior to using the fuse holder.
This is the first Parts Express part I have received directly from China. Feels and Looks like a good part. Fuse fits properly and cover closes tightly. I have purchased from Parts Express (speakers, Crossover parts etc...) in the past and have always been satisfied with the parts and prices. These will be used in a line from the battery to an amateur radio in my truck (20 to 30 amps). They should have no problem with this load.
This is well manufactured and looks to be fairly water resistant; however, I don't know how companies get away with calling this 10AWG. The diameter of the whole wire is correct for 10AWG, but the actual conductor inside is the same diameter as my nicer 12AWG wire. I guess they figure it can handle the higher current because the thick insulation can dissipate heat or some such, but just be aware that this is not what I would consider 10AWG.
Updated review, and it's bad. I had an initial review of good on this item regarding it's construction until I tried to solder the leads to some copper wire. The material used in these fuse leads is some sort of extremely inferior copper or "copper-like" metal and is impossible to solder under any circumstances. I found out the hard way and after the fact. The only chance you will have to incorporate this fuse to a device is by wire nuts or by solderless crimp connectors. And the way the so called stranded wire resisted being soldered and turned black and charred gets me to thinking that there could be some serious resistance going on and a resultant undesirable voltage drop or intermittent issues. I don't think I'm going to trust it to my vintage 2-way transceiver and I would highly recommend anyone NOT to buy nor utilize this product. It's only $2.64 with shipping for a reason. Don't do it.
The product is well made and easy to assemble. Has a great seal and protects against water damage which is great. Packaging was great and shippment time was fantastic it arrived in no time which is definitly a plus as i need it to finish a project.
The Quality is good, but the size of the copper wire is really 12 AWG, and was thus not usable for my specific application. However this still feels like a good quality product and I will use it in 30 Amp scenarios.
I do know that wire shielding plays an important part for current carrying capabilities, but since it doesn't have documentation besides the mislabeled 10 AWG rating it's hard to say if it will actually be able to sustain a 40 to 55 Amps and not burn up or melt.