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Iron turns off power :(

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Obsidion, Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. Obsidion

    Obsidion Guest

    Just wondering why this might be, faulty iron, ect. Does not seem to
    be a lot of things on at the time, maybe My TV, PC and Fride being the
    main things and a few things with LCDs.

    Do you think its the fuesebox or the iron and if the fusebox how fix
    it ??

  2. Puckdropper

    Puckdropper Guest

    Try plugging a standard 60W light bulb in to the outlet. A 60W bulb will
    draw about twice the current as a standard iron, so if the circuit blows
    it's overloaded. Move some stuff off and/or call an electrician.

    If the light bulb does not blow the breaker, it's the iron. Replace it.

  3. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Wait a second, here, are we talking soldering iron or clothes iron? I
    think a clothes iron that drew 30 watts would be a little slow. OP?
  4. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    I think the OP was talking about a cloths iron, not a soldering iron.
  5. A clothes iron will typically be 1000-1500W. That is pretty much near
    the capacity of a typical 15A circuit (assuming USA.) Do all the other
    items also go dead? If so, you have too many items on one circuit. A
    refrigerator takes quite a bit of power, too, as do many newer PC's.
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