Bussmann has a "best selling" fuse block. The part is Bussmann’s P/N 4164. This fuse block mounts their ANN / ANL limiter fuse and is made of quality high-temperature thermoplastic . Bussmann’s distributor price for their fuse block is $17.71 (distributor "B" column)*.
OptiFuse has very close (if not exact) part. The part number is the OptiFuse BLC-09. This block mounts the OptiFuse ANE / ANF limiter fuse (as well as Bussmann’s ANN / ANE fuses) and is made of quality high-temperature thermoplastic. The published OptiFuse distributor price is $4.25...YES!...$17.71 vs $4.25!
Okay...so you say that’s not a good enough reason to change...try this... OptiFuse has now introduced the BLC-09-GTA which is also functional equivalent to the Bussmann P/N 4164 but also comes with a clear Lexan cover to prevent anyone or anything from accidentally touching the exposed terminal studs. The OptiFuse distributor price for the BLC-09-GTA is only $5.71... which is EXACTLY $12.00 LESS expensive than the Bussmann P/N 4164 price without a cover!!.
In summary...two fuse blocks...the exact same specs...one that sells for $17.71 and one that sells for $4.25... plus the option to upgrade with a clear plastic cover for an additional $1.46...
You be the judge...
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* as per the Bussmann distributor price sheet dated July 1, 2008.