You've got to be kidding. At $29.99, they are awfully proud of their parts. Head to a salvage yard for some used ones. Also, you can cut the old links open and solder the ends back together. The wire is nothing special. It is simply a lighter gauge than the rest of the circuit so it's the weak link in the chain. The insulation is what's special. It will not burn or melt. They act as a slow-blow fuse which is common in some circuits, especially motor circuits where high start-up current is normal. Regular fuses installed in their place will protect the circuit but will often blow too easily.
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 AT 11:46 PM