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From: "Tom Faloon"
Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:56:54 +0100
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If the leads are rated at 10A, don't fit a fuse greater than 10A.
If the lead is going to be dedicated to some device, with an even lower
rating, then fit a fuse accordingly to the device rating.
wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Just bought some IEC mains leads which are rated at 10A. However, the
> fuse fitted in the (UK) plug is 13A!
> My question is this: Should the fuse be replaced with a 10A fuse or is
> the 13A one supplied by the manufacturer considered safe in this
> situation? Surely with a 13A fuse fitted an appliance could draw 11A
> despite the lead being rated at only 10A which could be a potential
> fire hazard?
> I'm looking at this from a safety/liability point of view.
> (For an example of such leads check out rswww.com)
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