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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 00:37:49 +1000
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> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:36:44 +0100, John Woodgate
> >You aren't going to find an appliance that takes more than 10 A but is
> >fitted with a 10 A appliance coupler, because that would violate the
> >safety standard for the appliance. So you *aren't going to get* 13 A
> >flowing in the cable.
> *Unless* a fault occurs...that's why there is a fuse there!
** In Australia there is a fuse or breaker included with any 15 amp
domestic power circuit rated to open at no more than 20 amps over a long
A 10 amp rated AC cable will get pretty hot at 20 amps but will not
catch on fire nor set anything else on fire either. If the insulation
softens enough and there is strong pressure forcing the wires together then
maybe a short circuit can happen. Then the power circuit fuse or breaker
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