Blade fuse

CAFC
  • US 8,077,007 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2008
  • Issued: 12/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A blade fuse comprising:

  • a first terminal including an upper portion and a lower portion, said lower portion having a width w1;

    a second terminal including an upper portion and a lower portion, said lower portion having a width w2, said upper portion of said second terminal spaced apart from the upper portion of the first terminal to define a first gap G therebetween and the lower portion of the second terminal being spaced apart from the lower portion of the first terminal to define a second gap g, said second gap g being less than the width w1 of said lower portion of said first terminal, said second gap g being less than the width w2 of said lower portion of said second terminal;

    a fusible element disposed within the gap G between the first and second terminals; and

    a projection extending from said lower portion of said first terminal toward said second terminal a distance into the gaps G and g, said projection having a polygonal shape.

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