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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 20:45:48 +1000
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> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 18:21:15 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> > ** The pure copper cross-section for a 10 amp marked rating on a
> >mains lead is standardised and subject to compulsory law. It is 1 sq mm
> >everywhere in the civilised world AFAIK. Do you have other
> As someone above stated the weak point is the "kettle" type connector
> on the end of the lead.
** Have you tried one of these at 13 amps??
Surely is is "bad practice" to fuse a 10A lead with a 13A fuse?
** Here in Australia leads have no fuses at all - nor in most of the
> It is an employers resposibility to ensure that equipment is safe. If
> an accident were to occur with a lead rated at only 10A but fitted
> with a 13A fuse where would responsibility lie?
** For your information, a 13 amp fuse does not blow at 13 amps but at
some much higher current. The figure of 13 amps is the "never blow"
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