Tuesday, May 15, 2012

RO Water faucet and Circuit tester

        Here we go, I managed to squeeze in two more quicki projects today. The first one is a bracket to hold the reverse osmosis water filter faucet. Since I was not in the mood to drill a hole into my glass tile countertop I decided to make a faucet holder with leftovers from my diamond plate. It was not quite as sturdy as I hope it would be, so I used a second reinforcement bracket on the underside, therefore you can see the two small screws on the top. I should have made the wall bracket a little bit wider to allow for a glass to sit there and be filled, as it is its about 3-4" too short.

       The second item is a really cool little circuit tester, only about $12. I wish I had found it a long time ago. You basically stick it into the fuse holder and also put in a fuse up to 30 AMP into the circuit tester, then you power up the circuit, press the button and presto it will read out the number of amps your devices use. This little tester then allows you to install the perfect size fuse no more guessing. I was able to determine that my 4 LED computer ceiling fans only use 1.3 amps, so I installed a 3 amp fuse.

The shelf is about 3-4" too short for my taste

The fuse tester in action


  1. Trailer is looking good. Keep it up... That tester is just what I need to help me troubleshoot my sons car. My son's 3yo 350z is draining his brand new battery. We thought the old battery needed replacing because it wouldn't hold a charge when he went out of town. This new one is also dead after about 5 or 6 days of not being driven so it's a pretty good drain. I doubt its the alternator or voltage regulator since the vehicle only has round 40k miles on it.

  2. That's a MUCH better option than trying to read DC watts on an AC clamp-meter! (Which won't work!) This is a very good little device, but an ordinary digital meter with true DC current reading ability would do the same thing. You would just put the probes on the fuse clips (with no fuse in place) and read the current directly and then install the proper size fuse. Typically, you should never fuse circuits at more than 125% of the actual current rating.

  3. JOHN ease up & relax , Im just showing people options what they can use.....
    using the kiss principal "Keep it simple stupid"

    The fuse relates to the wire size, you can install a fuse to protect the wire, ie a 15- 20 amp fuse on a #12 AWG - 90 deg rated wire, or maybe a 2 amp fuse to protect a 2 amp fan device ..... Some crazy people like me will still install it on a # 12 AWG vs maybe a #18 or # 24 AWG !!

    Here is a link just for you ;-)


  4. Warm Greetings!

    Today, I visit your website and after reading your blog i realize that it is very informative. I'm highly impressed to see the comprehensive resources being offered by your site.

    Thanks and Regards

    paper bag making machines


Please leave your thoughts, I am always looking for new ideas.