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Fuse in car bluetooth receiver keeps blowing out

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Ruben G.V., Nov 5, 2016.

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  1. Ruben G.V.

    Ruben G.V.

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    I had no problems with it in my old van (r.i.p.) I was wondering if maybe I should be using a different fuse. Wasn't able to upload the reciever manual pdf so I uploaded some screenshots instead. The power socket in my car is 12V - 10A. I'm starting to get into electronics so any info would be appreciated, thanks. Oh also the company's website said use a 600R 2.1A fuse but the cashier at radioshack didn't find anything like that in her system.
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  2. KTW

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    Did it ever work after reinstalling it or did it just start popping the fuse?
     
  3. Ruben G.V.

    Ruben G.V.

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    There were two extra/replacement fuses that came with the reciever when I first bought it in early 2015. I honestly don't remember exactly what happened but I can say with certainty that those did not blow right away. I took the last fuse to a radio and got a replacement which actually did blow out as soon as I turned on the car. What gives? What's 600R 2.1A? I don't know practically anything about electronics and couldn't be bothered to investigate the issue back then but this time around I feel up to the challange heheh. Ultimately, I want to figure out exactly why it's shorting out or whatever. Could it be my car battery? A product review mentioned volume level; is that actually relevant? Could it be because I would unplug it every time I got out my van, and plug it back in every time I got in? A different thread on here mentioned "surge" and "resistor" and "upstream" something or other smh; I'll hit the books and figure it all out in time. First I need to get the correct fuse; any suggestions?
     
  4. KTW

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    Resettable 2.1 amp Fuse
    If it was working in the car for a time I would guess that it's a problem with the reciever.

    What was the duration, a minute, a day?
     
  5. Ruben G.V.

    Ruben G.V.

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    About a week or two. But I was taking it back and forth between vehicles at the time. Dang, so it must be the reciever huh?
     
  6. KTW

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    More than likely inside the receiver, you can check the power supply and make sure it's only getting the 5 volts required.
     
  7. Ruben G.V.

    Ruben G.V.

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    Cool, I'll buy a volt meter asap and get back you with the info. It'll probably be a couple weeks if not next weekend. Thanks for the info.
     
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