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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 22:35:11 +1000
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> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 20:45:48 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> > ** 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"
> Exactly! So maybe you could draw 15A or more through a connector rated
> at 10A and still the "Safety" device wouldn't actuate. That's 50% over
> the rated "safe" current carrying capability.
** So? Have you tried it? To cause a fire the margin is more than
> In the UK there is a requirement for every "portable" appilance to be
> regularly inspected/tested for safety and that includes having an
> "appropriate" fuse in the mains plug.
** Oh really? I doubt that is so in domestic situations.
Unfortunately unfused leads are not generally regarded as "safe" in the UK.
** So what? They are safely used *everywhere* else. What makes you
pommies think you have got it uniquely right? Sheer arrogance maybe?
. .. . . .. . .. .love, Phil
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