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post #1 of 24 Old 12-27-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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I am Sofa King

So, I go to put the bike on the trickle charger and notice the charging light is not lit. Last year I put an SAE connector from the battery as a power outlet and as a means to hook up the charger. It has an inline fuse. I checked it and sure enough it was blown. Now, I like to think of myself as at least semi-intelligent but I have never seen an ATC fuse marked with an "E" as in the photo below.



I need to replace it but I also need to know what amperage it is. While I'm online looking for this elusive fuse marked with an "E" I happen to turn it over.......



Repeat after me,
I am sofa king.
I am sofa king wee todd did.

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post #2 of 24 Old 12-27-2010, 03:28 PM
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Hee Hee.. Sorta like looking for the 710 cap on you car's engine, eh?
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But look at the bright side... At least you didn't go down to the auto parts store demanding an "E" fuse . Oh, and kudo's on the Ubuntu, awesome OS!

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But look at the bright side... At least you didn't go down to the auto parts store demanding an "E" fuse . Oh, and kudo's on the Ubuntu, awesome OS!

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Funny, not 15 minutes ago I had that same conversation with my son. I can so see myself doing that.

That PC is the one I have in the garage now after getting a MacBook. Wish I could say that I'm completely done with Windoze but certain apps demand it. I have it still partitioned. Takes the Ubuntu only seconds to boot up and and so far virus free after about a year!
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LOL. Nice!




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Fuses are also color coded. Purple is 3 amp. (E amp)

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Yeah, at about the same time I turned it over I was on a website describing the color codes. This one was actually called Violet. BTW, if you hold it vertically it can also become a "W" or an "M" :-0

ANYWAY.....being just a 3 amp I replaced it with a 10. The biggest power user I would ever put on it would be my Slime air pump that is carried in the saddlebags. Not sure how much this pump draws.....anybody?
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...BTW, if you hold it vertically it can also become a "W" or an "M" ...?
It's like an eye exam. You never know how to describe which direction it's facing so you just point. I want a fuse.
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Funny, not 15 minutes ago I had that same conversation with my son. I can so see myself doing that.

That PC is the one I have in the garage now after getting a MacBook. Wish I could say that I'm completely done with Windoze but certain apps demand it. I have it still partitioned. Takes the Ubuntu only seconds to boot up and and so far virus free after about a year!

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Ubuntu... I use it exclusivley at home and whenever I can I install it on other's PCs. I get people asking me to fix their Windows machine (after they're infected usually). I show them Ubuntu and explain to them that they won't have to worry about virus, trojans, worms, etc. Ubuntu doesn't run updates in the background or report back to the mothership on your PCs installations either. The later verisions are very Windows user friendly and the transtition is generally painless.

I have had a few issues but some time spent in forums has solved them. I'm not a Linux geek by any stretch but Ubuntu just works and it's free. I haven't found any Win ap (that I used) that doesn't have a Ubuntu replacement (most are free!). There's even a Windows emulator (Wine) I haven't used it though. You can usually import Win files so you don't loose anything in converting.

Really try it I'm betting you won't go back. Get an installation on a CD or USB stick and boot from it to check it out before you install it.
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Ubuntu - oh yeah....

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