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Offline brswiech

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Fuse in generator keeps blowing
« on: September 04, 2020, 11:50:22 AM »
I hope someone out there with more experience can help me as my knowledge on electronics is lacking. So I have a Bradley six rack digital and smoked a butt last week. Being lazy I left it out uncovered and we got some rain. So a few days later I go to turn it on and it blows the fuse in the smoke generator. So I order more fuses, unplug all the wires and open up the door. A few days later I plug the cabinet directly into an outlet. I thought maybe I could get the element to come on and maybe narrow the problem down to either the generator or the cabinet.  Well I ended up electrifying the whole cabinet. When the fuses come in I check the ground on the generator and it’s a bit corroded. I clean up, put in a new fuse and it works. So I turn it off, plug the generator into the cabinet and turn both on. They are only on for a minute or so before the fuse blows again. Next I clean the ground on the cabinet, plug everything back in and it blows the fuse as soon as I turn it on. So I’m not sure what to check or do next.

Offline cathouse willy

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Re: Fuse in generator keeps blowing
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 08:54:27 PM »
Based on what you've posted, the trouble is in the cabinet, the hot lead is shorted to the cabinet skin somewhere. Take the back off and have a good look. Blowing fuses generates heat.Happy trouble shooting.