Fuse Breakout Board Hookup Guide

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will explore two types of fuses, assemble the fuse breakout board, and add it to a circuit for protection!

SparkFun Fuse Breakout Board

SparkFun Fuse Breakout Board

BOB-15697
$2.10
SparkFun Fuse Breakout Kit

SparkFun Fuse Breakout Kit

KIT-15702
$5.95
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Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need a fuse with the breakout board! You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary. The minimum components needed for the glass ferrule fuse is included in the kit version. However, we suggest getting more than one glass fuse to replace when prototyping and testing.

SparkFun Fuse Breakout Kit

SparkFun Fuse Breakout Kit

KIT-15702
$5.95
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If you are ordering the breakout board individually, you can pick a fuse that fits your project from our fuse category. Just make sure to get the necessary fuse clips and connectors for your needs.

Resettable Fuse PTC

Resettable Fuse PTC

COM-08357
$1.50
Fuse 5mm 250V 500mA

Fuse 5mm 250V 500mA

COM-10166
$1.05
Fuse 5mm 125VAC 5A

Fuse 5mm 125VAC 5A

COM-09772
$0.55

Fuse 5mm 250V 200mA

COM-10165
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Tools

You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

TOL-14456
$16.50
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Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

TOL-12891
$4.50
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Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

TOL-09163
$3.95
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Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.

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What is a Circuit?

Every electrical project starts with a circuit. Don't know what a circuit is? We're here to help.

Electric Power

An overview of electric power, the rate of energy transfer. We'll talk definition of power, watts, equations, and power ratings. 1.21 gigawatts of tutorial fun!

Polarity

An introduction to polarity in electronic components. Discover what polarity is, which parts have it, and how to identify it.