Car Fuses

What are car fuses?
Car fuses, also called automotive fuses, are a type of fuse that protect the electronics within a vehicle from short circuit or overcurrent. If too much current flows into the circuit, the fuse will blow and disconnect the circuit.

When a fuse 'blows' or burns out, the piece of wire that runs through the fuse melts. When the wire melts, the circuit is broken. This protects the electrical systems within the car, any attached devices, and ultimately gives you protection against electric shocks. Car fuses are typically one use. Once they have blown they will need replacing. You can learn more in our complete car fuses guide.

Why are fuses important?
Car fuses are a low-cost safety device that protect electronics, wiring and integrated devices within your vehicle. With an increasing amount of electronics incorporated into each car, fuses are vital to safeguard drivers and passengers.

What are blade fuses?
Blade fuses (sometimes called bladed fuses or spade fuses) are the most common type found in modern cars and lorries. They have a plastic body and metal prongs that fit into the sockets. Blade fuses are easy to install into a fuse box or fuse holders as they are a simple push-in component. There are four common blade fuse sizes:
• Maxi blade fuses (APX fuses) are the biggest type of car fuse. They have the highest amperage rating and are suited to heavy duty applications.
• Regular blade fuses (APR, ATC or ATO fuses) are the most popular and are suited to low voltage applications.
• Mini blade fuses (APM or ATM fuses) are smaller than regular blade fuses and cover a similar amperage range.
• Micro blades fuses are the smallest type of blade fuse and cover a smaller range of amperage. They are available with two or three prongs.

Why are blade fuses different colours?
Blade fuses utilise a standard colour coding system that shows what their current rating is. This can help you to easily find and replace a fuse within your car.

Other types of car fuse:
While most modern vehicles use blade fuses, other types are available. Many older vehicles still use 'Bosch' style or ceramic fuses (also called torpedo, ATS or GBC fuses). Classic car restorations often still require these older types of fuses.

Link fuses are also commonly found within vehicles. These are used for higher current and higher power applications. These are available as strips, or as 'midi link fuses' or 'mega link fuses' (depending on size). Link fuses are normally bolted down in place within a fuse box or fuse holder.

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Description Price Current Rating Fuse Type Blade Size Voltage Rating Colour Length Width Height Overall Dimensions Includes Indicator Body Material Fuse Speed Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 787-4407
Mfr. Part No.0298080.ZXEH
BrandLittelfuse
£4.35
Each
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80A Bolt Down Maxi 32V dc Red 68.58mm 19.05mm 10.67mm - - PPA T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 894-9596
Mfr. Part No.0498040.M
BrandLittelfuse
£1.59
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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40A Bolt Down - 32V dc Green 16mm 12mm 8mm 16 x 12 x 8mm - Thermoplastic T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 226-0917
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.6161
BrandPudenz
£6.05
Each
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160A Fuse Strips - 48V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 894-9584
Mfr. Part No.0299050.ZXNV
BrandLittelfuse
£1.04
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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50A Blade - 32V dc Red 29.21mm 8.85mm 21.59mm 29.21 x 8.85 x 21.59mm - PA 66 T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 878-1296
Mfr. Part No.0298300.ZXH
BrandLittelfuse
£8.10
Each
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300A Time Delay - 32V dc - 29.2mm 19.05mm 10.72mm 29.2 x 19.05 x 10.72mm - PPA T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 337-7937
Mfr. Part No.155.0892.6101
BrandPudenz
£6.80
Each
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100A CF - 58V dc - 23.5mm 11.5mm 20mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 226-0850
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.6121
BrandPudenz
£6.20
Each
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125A Fuse Strips - 80V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 226-0866
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.6101
BrandPudenz
£6.05
Each
Units
100A Fuse Strips - 80V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 787-4417
Mfr. Part No.0298250.ZXEH
BrandLittelfuse
£4.35
Each
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250A Bolt Down Maxi 32V dc Pink 68.58mm 19.05mm 10.67mm - - PPA T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 226-0901
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.6201
BrandPudenz
£6.05
Each
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200A Fuse Strips - 80V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 226-0844
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.5501
BrandPudenz
£6.05
Each
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50A Fuse Strips - 80V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 431-6696
Mfr. Part No.153.5631.5401
BrandPudenz
£2.18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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40A BF1 - 32V dc Green 42mm 12mm 8mm - - Thermoplastic T - -
RS Stock No. 787-4139
Mfr. Part No.028707.5PXCN
BrandLittelfuse
£0.172
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
7.5A Blade ATO 32V dc Brown 19.1mm 5.1mm 12.3mm - - PA 66 F -40°C +150°C
RS Stock No. 787-4413
Mfr. Part No.0298125.ZXEH
BrandLittelfuse
£4.33
Each
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125A Bolt Down Maxi 32V dc Green 68.58mm 19.05mm 10.67mm - - PPA T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 787-4132
Mfr. Part No.0287030.PXCN
BrandLittelfuse
£0.185
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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30A Blade ATO 32V dc Green 19.1mm 5.1mm 12.3mm - - PA 66 F -40°C +150°C
RS Stock No. 878-1665
Mfr. Part No.166.7000.5302
BrandLittelfuse
£3.934
Each (In a Pack of 500)
Units
30A Blade - 80V dc Green 19mm 5mm 13.2mm 19 x 5 x 13.2mm - Thermoplastic T - -
RS Stock No. 226-1033
Mfr. Part No.157.5701.6301
BrandPudenz
£7.62
Each
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300A Fuse Strips - 48V dc - 82mm 22mm 10.5mm - - Ceramic F - -
RS Stock No. 219-3564
Mfr. Part No.0299030.TXN
BrandLittelfuse
£1.14
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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30A Blade Maxi 32V dc Green 29.21mm 8.85mm 34.29mm - - Plastic T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 219-3592
Mfr. Part No.0299060.TXN
BrandLittelfuse
£1.14
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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60A Blade Maxi 32V dc Blue 29.21mm 8.85mm 34.29mm - - Plastic T -40°C +125°C
RS Stock No. 431-6703
Mfr. Part No.153.5631.5501
BrandPudenz
£2.18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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50A BF1 - 32V dc Red 42mm 12mm 8mm - - Thermoplastic T - -
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