I'm considering using a resettable fuse for my fish bot.
The major advantage is that I won't have to remove waterproofing seals if a fuse blows (just trust me on this).
The disadvantage is that the waterproofing thermally insulates it, possibly causing it to build up heat and trip early . . .
Anyway, the question is, has anyone used a resettable fuse and have opinions on it?
And as a side note, I found this nice reference for resettable fuses:http://www.circuitprotection.com/04Databook/A_fundam_(15-42).pdf
edit: on second thought, since its underwater, I probably won't use this fuse type . . . my waterproofing is flexible so pressure will get applied to the fuse . . . and I'm too lazy to make/test a prototype to check . . .
Pressure on the device will affect the electrical performance of the device. If the pressure is sufficient to restrict the expansion of the device during a trip event then the device will fail to function as specified and could result in device and equipment damage. Care should be taken to avoid mounting the device in such a way as to constrain expansion.