Fuses ans stuff was : Lightbulb police?

Phill Harvey-Smith afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk
Sat Jun 5 17:59:53 CDT 2010

Fred Cisin wrote:
> "Of COURSE this is a 3A fuse.  See the red dot to the left of the
> '3'?"
> A MISLABELLED fuse is a lot closer to being a REAL safety hazard.

Indeed, and a related problem that kind of irks me is how 13A plugs are
supplied with a 13A fuse so people wiring plugs assume it is correct and 
fit something that should have a 3A with a 13A.

If I had a quid for every time I have seen something that really only 
needed a 1A fuse fitted with a 13A, I'd be very weathy by now :)

Mind I believe that was the reason behind mandating that all new 
electrical equipment be supplied with the plug pre-fitted, preferably 
molded on and with the correct fuse.



Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and general eccentric !

"You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" -- Rush.

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