Hi Richard-thanks for that info.  I find that I have any number of gizmos
with user replaceable fuses.  I'd guess that these also have permanently
installed internal fuses.  I did place a fuse with exactly the same rating
as the original. During the repair, I accidentally broke a connection to
the AM antenna, and couldn't find where the broken wire went, so at the
moment my Bose wave radio only supplies FM. There really isn't much AM that
you need a fancy radio for.


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Richard L. Hess
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> Hi, Frank,
> As I understand consumer safety regulations, if you provide an externally
> accessible fuse holder you still must have an internal, soldered-in fuse
> that is not user changeable. I believe it may be of higher value than what
> is in the user-accessible holder, but it still must provide protection
> against the unit burning up. In the past that was sometimes taken care of
> by installing a fusible link in the power transformer that would render the
> transformer inoperative and you'd have to replace the entire transformer.
> There have been different variations of this over time, and different
> scenarios are probably acceptable, but having a user-replaceable fuse as
> the only protection is not considered protection at all. Even if the codes
> did not require it, I would suspect the manufacturer's risk
> analyst/attorney would...unless the attorney was an outside one looking for
> more defence work <smile>.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> On 2012-01-31 10:15 AM, Frank Strauss wrote:
>> I discovered that the fuse was
>> soldered in.  It's toward the back left.  It indeed was blown.  I cut it
>> out and put in a fuse holder/fuse from Radio Shack. The radio has worked
>> well since then. I am puzzled why they would solder the fuse in.  I guess
>> they want you to send it back for repair.
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