Mr. Pinball tip for Friday, September 4, 2015

Several times in the past, when troubleshooting strings of GI lights, it turned out to be something as simple as a blown fuse. However, when I first eyeballed the fuse, it didn't look as if it was blown. There were no scorch marks inside the glass and the fuse element (wire) didn't have any gaps. But, tracking the open circuit back showed that the fuse was open internally, somewhere. So, my recommendation is to check fuses for continuity on those dead GI strings before spending time looking for problems that aren't there.

Tom Capek

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