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From: "Graham Holloway"
Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:09:11 +0100
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"Mike Page" wrote in message
> D@email.com wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 18:21:15 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> > wrote:
> > As someone above stated the weak point is the "kettle" type connector
> > on the end of the lead. Surely is is "bad practice" to fuse a 10A lead
> > with a 13A fuse?
> I may be wrong, but I surmise that a significant number of wiring related
> fires start due to excessive series resistance, rather than shunt
> conductance. It's certainly the most common cause of overheating I have
> come across.
> Many times this was due to the "bad practice" of soldering multistrand
> before poking it into a screw terminal. Surely I'm not the only one to
> a beef about this ?
> Mike Page firstname.lastname@example.org
> BEng(Hons) AMIEE www.eclectic-web.co.uk
> The difference between Linux and Windows is
> you know Linux will get better.
> Looking for a consultant ? Try www.buckman-hardy.co.uk
See EN60950, Para.3.1.10. Soldering of stranded wires subject to contact
pressure is effectively outlawed for this reason.
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