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I have a travel adapter that has blown a fuse due to using a hairdryer in Cuba.

I need to replace it. The original has a 2.5amp ceramic fuse in it. Can I put a glass type in or does it have to be ceramic? What are the differences between the two?

Tom
 
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I have a travel adapter that has blown a fuse due to using a hairdryer in Cuba.

I need to replace it. The original has a 2.5amp ceramic fuse in it. Can I put a glass type in or does it have to be ceramic? What are the differences between the two?

Tom
I take it this isn't a British Standard fuse? Either way I would suggest replacing like for like.
 
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pin145

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no bought it in canada two years ago. here in canada at the minute and they can get a replacement fuse in a weeks time.
 
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I'd hazard a guess that the ceramic has a higher breaking capacity than the glass one as it's getting strapped across the mains. Like for like is good advice.

I usually come across glass types in low fault current applications, eg, protecting electronics. There may be several on a single board and that board may be one of many interdependant circuits so if one goes others might go at the same time. Imagine metering out a racks-worh of in-line fuses. Nasty. Make 'em out of glass and all you need is an eyeball.
 
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