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It seems that the fuse in my coiled smart cord is blown. Do you know the manufacturer or have a cross reference for the fuse? It has F2A written on it.

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That fuse is a 2Amp fuse. ANY 2 Amp fuse that fits will do. Look even a single strand of wire will work in a pinch, simply twist it around body of old fuse and your good to go. As an aside here make sure you know what "Blew" the fuse before you simply "Replace it". Otherwise it will happen again. A Garage or electronics shop should have them.,

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I have had my 8500 about 4 years and now it does not turn on..will the led's on the power cord light up if not plugged into the unit? I have opened up the power point adapter and did not notice any fuse.. Not sure if my old model has a fuse in cord.. I have also heard there is a built battery internally of the unit??? Is this True..

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  • Horn.
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