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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 10:33:49 +1000
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"N. Thornton" wrote in message
> "Phil Allison" wrote in message
> > ** 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
> > period.
> Our system is different Phil. Here outlets rated at 13A are normally
> grouped together on ring mains protected by a 30A fuse - and that 30A
> is a continuous running rating, not a blow rating. Hence we need cable
> fuses to avoid fires, and you don't. Fires are much more the matter
> than electrocution.
** OK, so you have higher current circuits feeding your GPOs.
However, there are many appliances that use light current leads
rated between 0.25 and 2 amps. These are used on things like shavers and
small audio items.
I suppose one relies on the fuse or thermal fuse inside the
appliance protects the cable too.
> Regards, NT
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