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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Phil Allison, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    an Alesis power amp ( Matica 500) arrived the other day, with a fixed AC
    lead ending in a UK 13A plug.

    I have a simple adaptor for such occasions - so used it until finally
    fitting an Aussie 3 pin plug as requested by the owner.

    The UK plug had a 10A BS1362 fuse inside, all fine and dandy.

    Then I wondered if the same amp had used an IEC inlet, that creates a
    problem for UK owners in that they must use a correctly fused IEC lead with

    Does this create many false alarms when an IEC lead with a low value fuse is
    used by mistake ?

    .... Phil
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Martin Crossley"
    ** Thanks for the info - very interesting.
    ** 10As current flow in a 2x 0.75mm*2 lead does not cause dangerous heating,
    unless some aggravating condition also exists.

    0.75mm*2 IEC leads are common, but few appliances that accept them draw 10A

    Room heaters tend to have fixed leads and most jugs/ kettles draw only 8A.

    It ain't the big issue some think.

    .... Phil
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