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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 20:22:27 +1000
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
> wrote (in ) about 'IEC
> Mains lead. What fuse??', on Fri, 27 Sep 2002:
> > Anyone even faintly familiar with how people treat appliances
> >knows that a user accessable and replaceable fuse is NO safety device at
> > It is simply an unknown quantity.
> > If an appliance lead needs protecting for fire risk reasons
> >the device that does so should NOT be readily accessable to the user.
> Well, our experience with the ring-main system over 50 years or so is
> that it DOES work OK. We don't get the problems you envisage.
** What are you on about JW? Where have I criticised the "ring
> With centrally-fused spur wiring, the protection is by the fuse in the
> fusebox. So when we had that system, we had equipment with 5A leads
> (there are a few things allowed 2A leads - shavers and soldering irons,
> for example) plugged into circuits fused at 15 A or even 'nail'.
> Are houseowners allowed access to fuseboxes in Oz? Do they always repair
> or replace a fuse correctly? Or does everyone have MCB boxes?
** A fuse box is not an appliance. You are obfuscating again.
. . . . . .love, Phil
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