Gottlieb Arena proper fuses rating

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Gottlieb Arena proper fuses rating

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Hi all,

replacing all fuses for proper ones in my project (more than half are bypassed :FP: ) and I don't know why I have different voltage ratings in the manual vs in the game fuse card.

Which is good ? Here's both pictures:
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I would think the manual documents the actual voltage going through the fuse and the fuse box label documents the fuse rating. The fuse has to be rated for a voltage equal or higher than the voltage going through it. Of course, always make sure the amp rating matches exactly.
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It appears the manual indicates the actual circuits/voltages that the fuses protect, where the fuse card indicates the fuse ratings of the fuses themselves. Indeed this could lead to potential confusion.

What is important is the current rating of the fuses along with their fast/slow blow ratings.
Next is the voltage the fuses are able to 'stop' arcing if/when they blow.

To keep things simple, you can use 250V fuses everywhere as long as they have proper current ratings.
32V (typically automotive) low-voltage fuses can however be safely used for low voltage 6.3V GI and controlled lamps, again if they have the proper current ratings for these low-voltage circuits.

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Thanks guys, makes a lot of sense.
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