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Old 9th Oct 2012, 4:47 pm   #29
pmmunro
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Default Re: 13 amp plug question

Refugee,

You are quite correct in anticipating high energy dissipation as a result of a fuse blowing but the BS 1362 fuses which must be used in BS1363 plugs are High Rupture Capacity fuses which should not be broken open by the forces generated.

This is why any fuse connected to the mains should be an HRC type.

PMM.
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