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Not the same Ol GE Lights and Sounds

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Well I bought some broken items after Christmas last year. There was 2 GE Lights and Sounds boxes that just needed fuses. I took a leap and wired the 3 of them together ( I already had one) Seems like it works (at least with a multimeter) I still need a fuse for one. Anyone know where I can go to get fuses that will work in these? I tried Radio shack no luck. I got some fuses at advance auto but they are only 6 amp. They were at least enough to do the troubleshooting.

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Well I bought some broken items after Christmas last year. There was 2 GE Lights and Sounds boxes that just needed fuses. I took a leap and wired the 3 of them together ( I already had one) Seems like it works (at least with a multimeter) I still need a fuse for one. Anyone know where I can go to get fuses that will work in these? I tried Radio shack no luck. I got some fuses at advance auto but they are only 6 amp. They were at least enough to do the troubleshooting.

You need to describe your fuse a bit better. I am going to take an educated guess that it's a glass tube fuse, two silver ends. 5mm x 20mm dimensions? That's the old standby for fusing electronics that control 110v.

Try this link:

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?N=254136&Keyword=buss+fuse+5mm+x+20mm&FS=True

If that's not what you're looking for, that site will (guaranteed) have what you do need but you'll have to do some searching there for it.

Also, that's most likely a "slo-blo" fuse. (look for "SB" or "S" in the rating on it) That means it won't pop immediate if there's a startup surge. If that is true, ignore all of the "fast acting" fuses on that page and look just for slo-blo or timed fuses.

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The spare fuse I have for mine is a bit different than normal, it's a white ceramic looking fuse, not clear glass. I think it's a standard 12 amp/110 volt fuse though. Not sure why it looks they way it does, unless that's just how they make them at that particular mfg. in China, lol.

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I dont have any pictures but I can explain it. Its simple really. There is 1 7 wire ribboncable that goes from 1 board (controller) to the other (power Basically there is one that connects to the control board and daisy chains (solder 12 inch extensions on the wires and connect blue to blue, white to white, green to green you get the point) to the other power boards. So actually you have one unit controlling all 3 units. I took and drilled a hole in the sides of each unit and connected them with sub panel spacers. I then just threaded the wires through the spacers and plug them into the power board on however many units you have. Dont forget to cut the speaker wires on the units that are acting as slaves to the controling unit. The speakers will be playing other songs.

I HAVE ONLY HAD THIS CONNECTED FOR A WEEK OR SO. SO FAR IT WORKS FINE. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I did this by trial and error but figured in theory it had to work. It does but dont know how long it will last however I cant imagine that it would burn anything up.

If you have any questions feel free to pm or e-mail me.

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