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These little 3a fuses in the plug part of the xmas lights keeps blowing. Any idea why this keeps happening? Thanks
Yes they work for a little then blow.Too many strings of lights joined end to end.
Too many bulbs burned out in the string.
Wires frayed or melted with bare parts touching where they should not (may be in the plug or in a far end receptacle).
Wrong amperes rating (too low) for the new little fuses.
(Do the lights work for a little while before the fuse blows?)
Well I replaced the string and it worked for a few hours then the fuses blew again. Wtf... LolA new string of Christmas lights costs what a buck 99? I consider Christmas lights a disposable item in this day and age. Not in the past, but today these things are such garbage once the start blowing fuses or have more than a couple of bulbs out, into the trash they go.
I think I have about 8 connected together.
??thanksMr. Lucky, 3 amps @ 120 volts is 360 watts. A string of 100 mini lights is about 90 watts. Do the math, stop jury-rigging your electrical installations, read and follow manufacturers instructions, then and only then will your life mimic your namesake.
Those cheap LED strings flicker like duck and give you headaches. They don't have any rectification or smoothing! They should at least have a bridge rectifier!change for led strings, you can put over 2000 ones before you'll blow a fuse
How do you sub divide them? I have WAY too many lights on my tree. The tree itself is sitting on a rotating tree stand that has a plug that all the lights are to be plugged into. Is there some type of device that can be plugged into every 4 strands of lights so that they won’t keep blowing? I don’t want to have to take off all the ornaments and all the lights too. HELP!!Depending on the variety thats often to much. My Merry Bright 200 count Ice lights say 4 max in series, another package says 3 for a set of 100 colored strings. Best Idea is to sub dived each set into 3 to 4. What does the package say? The normally have a wattage rating per string. Watts divided by volts gives amps. Add the amps of each string and make sure it does not exceed 3 amps.
You purchase a cord which has multiple receptacles along it and plug your lights in groups of 3-4strings into each plug. Haven't been in A Home Depot this season yet, but they sell those things in the seasonal area. Alternatively, they also sell packs of 3-4 cords or individual 3' cords with triple taps on the end.How do you sub divide them? I have WAY too many lights on my tree. The tree itself is sitting on a rotating tree stand that has a plug that all the lights are to be plugged into. Is there some type of device that can be plugged into every 4 strands of lights so that they won’t keep blowing? I don’t want to have to take off all the ornaments and all the lights too. HELP!!