Smart Fuse Trouble Shooting Tips

Understanding Smart Fuse for Underglow LED Strip Kits

Hey there, fellow riders!

Today, we’re talking about a nifty little feature in our underglow LED strip kits for motorcycles:

  • The smart fuse with its very own chip.
  • This little guy is not just a regular fuse.
  • It’s your first line of defense against electrical shorts.

And it’s here to make your ride a whole lot easier!

Why LED indicator lights up red?

It’s not just for show – this is a custom-designed chip, crafted precisely for our LED kits.

When the LED indicator on the chip turns red:

  • It’s telling you there’s a short circuit in your LED setup.

In the event of a short circuit, here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, play it safe: replace the original with a spare fuse in the fuse box.
  2. Next, simplify: connect just one LED strip directly to the control box, removing any complexity.
  3. Then, bypass the 1-2 way and 1-3 way splitters; we’re going detective mode, eliminating variables.
  4. Finally, power up the control box again and check how it’s holding up. 

Why are we using this fuse?

This fuse isn’t just smart, it’s a genius at detecting short circuits, safeguarding our precious wirings and control box.

Here’s how it works:

  • If there’s a short, the surge in current burns the chip’s fuse (a noble sacrifice), triggering that red light we talked about.
  • It’s also keeping an eye on the temperature, so overheating will also cause a red alert.

Keep in mind, this chip is a one-time hero.

  • If the fuse is burnt out, it’s time for a fresh 5A chip.

Need a PCB chip?

Reach out to DITRIO, and we’ll have you covered.

6 thoughts on “Understanding Smart Fuse for Underglow LED Strip Kits”

    1. Hey Julie,

      To replace the broken fuses, I’ll be sending you a replacement shortly.
      Please check your email for further instructions on how to proceed.

      -Lucy from the DITRIO team

  1. How do I know if the 5a smart fuses on both of my bikes are burned out. I’ve tried resynching both bikes with respective remotes. No lights. I’ve used other fuses and soon as I turn on kill switch I blow fuses except when I’ve went to 15 and 20 amp fuses.

    1. Hi Mike,

      To determine if the 5a smart fuses on both of your bikes are burned out, you can check if the red indicator on the chip fuse turns on when you connect the power supply.
      If the red lights come on, it could indicate that the fuse has indeed burned out.
      Since you mentioned that you have already tried resynching both bikes with their respective remotes, and there are still no lights, it’s possible that there may be a short circuit somewhere in the system.
      To help you troubleshoot this issue further, I have sent you an email with detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot the LED kit.
      Please check your inbox for further assistance.

      -Lucy from the DITRIO team

    1. Hi Paul,

      Could you let me know why you need fuses? Is there any issue with the LED kit?
      I can send you some fuses from our factory.
      The shipment may take about 15-20 days to reach you.

      Please check your email for further instructions on how to proceed.

      -Lucy from the DITRIO team

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