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  1. Art

    Art Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Technics SA-GX500 receiver that stopped working -- turns out
    it's a blown fuse and I'm having a really hard time finding a
    replacement. It is a glass cartridge fuse, 125V 5A, has the code SOC
    ST6 on it, and is approximately 32 x 5 mm. I combed through Google
    search results, Radio Shack, Panasonic/Technics, etc but no luck.
    Anybody have a reliable source where they think I could find this?

    Thanks,
    Art
     
  2. Guest

    Hi Art

    I see you have tried to search around for your fuse, I lived in St.
    Louis at one time and there is a manfacturer there names Bussman Fuse
    Company, if memory serves me they are in a western suburb of Manchester
    or Creve Cour. Other alternative is to change fuse holder for a more
    common physical size to accept the fuses with the ratings you need.

    Yours
    Mike
     
  3. Isn't that the standard European size? Mouser?
     
  4. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    That will be a common 3AG type fuse(1-1/4" x 1/4" or 31.8mm x 6.35mm).
    If there is a T before or after the 5A marking it will be a delayed
    action fuse. This type is common for fuses used ahead of switch-mode
    psu's. Should be available from almost any electronics parts supplier.
     
  5. Of course, the power supply may be shorted which blew the fuse. However,
    fuses do sometimes blow on their own or due to a power surge so it's worth
    trying a *single* replacment fuse. If it blows, then troubleshooting of
    the power supply will be necessary.

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