ABOUT OUR ReFuze PRODUCT
The ReFuze product line was developed over several years. The first prototype shown above was installed in a 1985 Carrera in 2008 and performed trouble free until it was replaced by a pre-production prototype in early 2015, which also performed trouble free. Between the first prototype and the pre-production prototypes, many different plastic and contact configurations were evaluated before the ReFuze product was deemed production ready. The plastic housing is molded using DuPont Rynite 530 automotive grade resin formulated to stand up to the harsh environment under the hood. Rynite 530 is approved for use by the Big Three automakers. The brass contacts are formed of 464 Naval brass which has superior corrosion resistance and is used when resistance to exposure to the elements is required. Use of these materials produce a high quality panel.
Original appearing covers are supplied with 356, 1965-1969 911 & 912, and 1970-1973 911 ReFuze panel sets. These covers protect against accidental shorting of the brass screws used to secure OEM wires and also protect the panels from impact damage.
The goal of CDD Autogear's ReFuze line was to develop a quality product to replace the 1940s fuse technology used in 911s up until 1989. That outdated technology is corrosion prone and compromises electrical system performance. Voltage drops across the OEM fuses and fuse blocks due to resistance caused by corrosion can be substantial causing dim dash lights and headlights and other erratic electrical behavior. In addition to eliminating resistance due to corrosion, the ReFuze design goal specified that no changes to the original wiring be required and that installation should be straight forward. With its exact fit and no wiring changes required, ReFuze can be easily swapped out for a return to originality. We believe we have exceeded our original goal with the production version of ReFuze and are sure it will give you many years of worry free improved electrical performance.