Buying a house with a fuse panel? Here's what you should Oct 13, 2011Here's what you should know. Once a fuse blows, it has to be replaced. Old electric services will have fuses, and old electric services can have problems. This is why people get scared of fuses. A typical 60 amp fuse box might have one 240 volt circuit for an air conditioner or electric range,..Author: Reuben Saltzman Screw-In Plug Fuses, Tamper-Proof Fuses, and Fuse Adapters Screw-in plug fuses are the most common type of fuses used in a home's fuse panel. They come with ratings of 15, 20, or 30 amps (amperes), indicating how much electrical current they can safely handle before the fuse blows and shuts off the circuit.