New Fast Fuse

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke and R. Webb

ABSTRACT: An interesting new fuse is being used on consumer fireworks, reloadable aerial shells. Some of this fuse appears quite similar to normal green Visco (hobby or cannon) fuse but with substantially different burn characteristics. Typical Visco fuse burns at a rate of approximately 0.4 inch per second; the new fuse product burns at a rate of approximately 3 inches per second. Further, under some circumstances, the fuse can burn at a rate of at least 9 inches per second. While there may be some interesting and useful applications for this fuse, its fast burn rate may also pose some considerable danger for an unsuspecting user.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 4, (1995-1997), pp 94-96

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