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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 18:21:15 +1000
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> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:22:10 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> > ** I suggest you test the 10 amp lead with 11 amps (or even 13)
> >see how hot it gets. You may be surprised, there is a good margin of
> >in the ratings used for cable.
> I'm sure there is a great deal of margin in *most* cables/connectors
> and indeed *most* could survive 13A quite happily. What worries me is
> those few that don't have such a generous safety margin.
** The pure copper cross-section for a 10 amp marked rating on a
mains lead is standardised and subject to compulsory law. It is 1 sq mm
everywhere in the civilised world AFAIK. Do you have other information??
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