Use replacement glass fuse in place of ceramic?

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    A ceramic fuse(it is 500mA/600V) in my multimeter has blown and I need to replace it.
    I asked my dad to buy me an equivalent fuse but I forgot to tell him that it was supposed to be ceramic. He brought a glass fuse which has same rating, can I use it instead of a ceramic fuse?

    Thank you.

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    Joe L
    Joe L
    Galco Representative

    Hey there,

    We strongly recommend that you stick with the type of fuse originally designed for your multimeter. Despite the identical ratings, ceramic fuses tend to be much more durable than glass ones. This link from StackExchange goes into much more detail, if you want a more in-depth explanation

    If you would like to purchase from Galco, you can browse our selection of ceramic fuses right here.

    Hope this helped! Save that glass fuse for your next project, maybe? 🙂

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