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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 19:35:28 +1000
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"Nico Coesel" wrote in message
> "Phil Allison" wrote:
> > ** For your information, a 13 amp fuse does not blow at 13 amps but
> >some much higher current. The figure of 13 amps is the "never blow"
> That's not quite accurate. A fuse is like a resistor designed to burn
> out acting as the weakest link in a circuit. This means it will
> burn-out quick at high currents and slower at lower currents. If you
> load a 13A fuse with 12A it may blow after 2 hours.
** Then it is a 10 or 11 amp fuse and not 13 amp.
If you load it
> with 20A it will blow within one second.
> Besides that, there are many different kind of fuses; fast, slow and
> anti-surge which make the amp rating a bit 'fuzzy'.
** Go on, render the truth irrelevant with BS.
> Fast fuses are normally used in domestic electrical installations.
. .. . love, Phil
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