But thats where the problem started. These fuse where only meant to be used on circuits with 10,000 or less interrupting amps like light circuits and transformers but as usual they got misapplicated and ended up in industrial and commercial applications where there can be 50,000 or more interrupting amps are available allowing for a very dangerous overload condition which can result in a arc flash and explosion. In the picture below on the left you see a renewable fuse which end caps can be removed and link replaced next to a modern slo-blow one time fuse made to handle 100,000 interrupting amps but as you can see its easy to just replace one with the other.
|Renewable fuse on left modern one time fuse on right|
|renewable fuse apart showing replaceable link|
Luckily the availability of the links is getting fewer and further apart as many manufactuers want nothing to do with them due to liability issues but they can still be found and when i find them I remove them and replace them with proper one time fuses.