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Old 17th Oct 2012, 5:04 pm   #35
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Default Re: 13 amp plug question

If you manage to get a 15A plug warm, you must be drawing an awful lot of current. They are very substantial. More likely the terminals were loose or the socket did not grip the pins properly, or the pins/contacts were tarnished.

If the hole was for ventilation it would be above the fuse, which always warms up when connected to a load greater than about 2.5Kw. 13A isn't quite enough, perhaps they should have designed the plugs with 14 or 15 amp fuses instead.
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