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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: IEC Mains lead. What fuse??
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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 00:22:18 +1000
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> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:35:11 +1000, "Phil Allison"
> > ** So? Have you tried it? To cause a fire the margin is more than
> Can't say I have tried it. However, safety devices are generally used
> to protect against the unexpected..
** Complete Gobbledegook.
> >> 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.
> No its not a requirement in domestic situations, only workplace/public
** So in the much larger arena and far more accident prone scenario of
the home electrical safety is much less a concern - Alice would love that
> >Unfortunately unfused leads are not generally regarded as "safe" in the
> > ** So what?
> They are a requirement in the UK! We have no other option but to have
> fuses in our plugs! (I'd love to be able to use the "everlasting"
> fuses mentioned somewhere above!)
** Non answer - if they are safe elsewhere then they are safe.
> >They are safely used *everywhere* else. What makes you
> >pommies think you have got it uniquely right? Sheer arrogance maybe?
> What percentage of Aussies get electrocuted each year compared to us
> "Perfect" Brits, eh?
** I domestic situations and not counting persons deliberately working
on live wiring or live appliances - the answer is almost none.
But weren't you crapping on about the fire risk of an overloaded
. . . . . . . . . . .Phil
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