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Old 20th Aug 2015, 2:44 pm   #226
emeritus
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Default Re: Another unusual plug and some other questions

As the standard US flat pin plugs are rated at 15A, a UK 15A plug should be capable of carrying currents far in excess of its nominal 15A.

My GEC catalogue of 1911 explicitly says as much about its range of 2 pin plugs that correspond with the old UK standard 2A 5A and 10/15A 2 pin plugs: "The terminals are of ample dimensions, and the complete plugs are guaranteed to permanently carry currents far in excess of their rated capacities".
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