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Using 15A 250V power cord instead of 10A 250V

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  1. Janum001

    Janum001

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    I recently purchased a Led Grow light. The light came with a power cord with a Type B plug. The cable says 10A 250V on it. I live in South Africa and we use a Type M plug. I have another cable form a monitor that says 15A 250V on it, it can also fit into the light.

    Info about the Grow light:
    Power Factor: >97%
    Worldwide Voltage: 85V-265V
    Working Frequency: 50~60Hz

    Now my question is, can I use the 15A 250V power cable instead of the 10A 250V?
    Or must I just go buy an adaptor?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    You can always use a higher amperage for the cable.
    When the amperage would be lower, there might be a problem.

    Bertus
     
  3. Janum001

    Janum001

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    Jun 15, 2020
    Hi

    Thanks for your response.
     
  4. Nanren888

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    Just to add to what Bertus said, it is right that you also checked the voltage rating is the same or higher.
    You can use one that is the same or higher on both voltage and amperage.
     
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