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mystery component/electrical part
Old 20th December 2010
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mystery component/electrical part

Hi people,
I require your electronic component knowledge, as it's time once more, for...

NAME THAT PART!

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Old 20th December 2010
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Two wires ??
Picture from another angle ?

Minature circuit breaker
Possibly non resetable ?
Old 20th December 2010
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It could be a lot of things....

Given the wire size and the apparent in-line useage, I'd guess a power intterupter of some type.

The encapsulation is even more interesting that whatever device it is....


-tINY

Old 20th December 2010
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Looks like some kind of thermal switch. Where does it come from?
Old 21st December 2010
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Looks like some kind of thermal switch. Where does it come from?
Euh, yeah, not exactly gearslutz material here, it's from an aquarium.
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Old 21st December 2010
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Thermal safety to avoid cooked fish?

I'm just guessing. Is it NC or NO? Defective?
Old 21st December 2010
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Thermal fuse...38v ?? 38volt max maybe..
the giveaway 50 deg F
AS cyrano said stops fish frying due to faulty Thermostat
Should be low resistance below 50 deg F...probably PTC resistor
Old 22nd December 2010
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38volt 50 farad cap? (joking)
Old 22nd December 2010
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38volt 50 farad cap? (joking)

pfhhffhaa yeah

I don't think they can even make those. You wouldn't be able to charge them fast enough because of the big series resistor and Tau=5RC, so...

and if did exist it would be HUGE
Old 23rd December 2010
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Looks like some kind of thermal switch.
+1 ... I think thats thermal switch too
Old 23rd December 2010
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Encapsulated wire splice

Looks like an encapsulated wire splice. These are sometimes used in areas of high moisture, underground burial, etc. to protect a wire splice from things that can cause oxidation. Just a guess....

RD
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