blown fuse, purchase more and fuse detection

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  • Pokit Support Team

    Hi Alex,

    We will forward your request to our team and see if there is a way to automatically detect a blown fuse. The easiest way to do this would be to put it on continuity mode and short the wires. If Pokit displays INF, it is because the fuse was blown.

    We shipped Pokits with 2 fuses, you should have one spare in your box!

    Fuses will be available for purchase from our new store on Wednesday and will be shipping within 2 days.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

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  • alex duffield

    Installed my spare and it's all sorted but I wanna grab a bunch more in case, the blow fuse is easy to see once you know it's causes but initially it just makes the device look Frozen and also since it's on u might assume it's not blown

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  • Pokit Support Team

    That's awesome news, Alex.

    Yes, I understand what you mean. But the fuse is not fusing the battery and the device's power. It is fusing the probes and input current. Like a normal multimeter, if you blow the 10A fuse, the device still works it just doesn't measure anything.

    We'll try and see how we can do an automatic blown fuse detection. It sounds like it is going to be very very challenging though.

     

    Cheers,

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  • alex duffield

    I have observed when working you get a nominal fluctuation in the mV range but don't when the fuse is blown, could this be used, say if constant unwavering low voltage for a certain period could ping a notification saying "device not working? Check fuse" doesn't need to be a 100% strike rate just something like a tip for first time fuse poppers

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