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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 13:08:57 GMT
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On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:35:11 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> ** So? Have you tried it? To cause a fire the margin is more than
Can't say I have tried it. However, safety devices are generally used
to protect against the unexpected..
>> In the UK there is a requirement for every "portable" appilance to be
>> regularly inspected/tested for safety and that includes having an
>> "appropriate" fuse in the mains plug.
> ** Oh really? I doubt that is so in domestic situations.
No its not a requirement in domestic situations, only workplace/public
>Unfortunately unfused leads are not generally regarded as "safe" in the UK.
> ** So what?
They are a requirement in the UK! We have no other option but to have
fuses in our plugs! (I'd love to be able to use the "everlasting"
fuses mentioned somewhere above!)
>They are safely used *everywhere* else. What makes you
>pommies think you have got it uniquely right? Sheer arrogance maybe?
What percentage of Aussies get electrocuted each year compared to us
"Perfect" Brits, eh?
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