Now it’s easy to spot the open fuse in automotive applications, even in a fuse panel tucked under a dark dashboard or under the hood. The new Cooper Bussmann line of easyID illuminating blade fuses and fuse holders use Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology to show that a fuse has opened. These drop-in replacements are available for low-voltage applications in the most popular sizes and ratings up to 100 amps.
The Cooper Bussmann ATM (3-30A), ATC (3-40A) and Maxi (20-100A) fuses cover the most common replacement fuse needs. Plus, these new easyID fuses all use the same universal color-coding as traditional non-illuminating fuses, making it easier to match an indicating replacement for an open fuse.
The new illuminating in-line fuse holders with easyID, for use with regular ATM and ATC blade fuses up to 20 amps, feature a red LED that glows when the fuse opens.
Packaged in distinctive retail cards, these easyID blade fuses stand out in any retail setting as the superior circuit protection purchase. Following on the popularity and wide application of ATM fuses for late-model vehicles, the easyID illuminating ATM fuse line is available in popular ATM amp ratings:
• BP/ATM-AID Fuse Assortment – Contains one each of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 amp easyID illuminating ATM fuses.
• ATM-ID-SK Service Kit – Contains six each of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 amp easyID illuminating ATM fuses, and is ideal for fleet maintenance departments.
Introduced in the late ’70s, ATC blade fuses are widely used by automotive OEMs. With a large installed base, the Cooper Bussmann ATC easyID illuminating fuse line has great selling potential with popular ATC amp ratings:
• BP/ATC-AID Fuse Assortment – Contains one each of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 amp easyID illuminating ATC fuses.
• ATC-ID-SK Service Kit – Contains seven each of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 amp easyID illuminating ATC fuses, and is ideal for fleet maintenance departments.
Used for protecting circuits in wiring harnesses (usually found under the hood, in a fuse panel or supplementary panel near the battery), Cooper Bussmann Maxi fuses are finding increased popularity in domestic cars and some import models. Current applications range up to 60 amps, but some aftermarket accessories (such as high-end stereos) require protection up to 100 amps. The Cooper Bussmann easyID Maxi illuminating fuse line is a sure seller for the high amp circuit protection market.
“Any consumer can benefit from open fuse indication. With the easyID LED technology, it’s easy to spot the open fuse in a dark dashboard fuse panel or under the hood,” explained Kevin Hug, senior Cooper Bussmann product manager. “It offers a simple drop-in replacement with upgraded features compared to the standard blades used by OEMs.”
To learn more about the Cooper Bussmann easyID blade fuse and fuse holder, visitwww.cooperbussmann.com for the new product profile. Click on Where to Buy for a full listing of automotive retail locations.