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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 pm 
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Hello,

Earlier this year i had some electrical work done , one thing included having switch on the wall with fuse that lead to a socket behind the fireplace so that i could plug in an electric fire.

I tried it today, the electric fire turned on but then off again. I checked it in other house sockets and its fine.

I dont know if the fuse has blown or another reason?

The electric switch has a fuse of 3A. The plug on the electric heater is 13A and the output of the fire is 1850kw


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The 3A fuse is too low, it should be 13A

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Thats exactly what I thought when I looked into things.

Not sure why electrician would put that in when I told him what the socket was for and that the heater would be less than 2kw


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leeutalkin2me wrote:
Thats exactly what I thought when I looked into things.

Not sure why electrician would put that in when I told him what the socket was for and that the heater would be less than 2kw


Because he'd run out of 13A fuses probably. :lol: ::b


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leeutalkin2me wrote:
Thats exactly what I thought when I looked into things.

Not sure why electrician would put that in when I told him what the socket was for and that the heater would be less than 2kw


Because he'd run out of 13A fuses probably. :lol: ::b


Hopefully not to protect an undersized cable because he'd run out of the correct sized cable... :roll: :shock: :shock:

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Maybe he thought there was only going to be a BELL on the other end of the cable AS WELL :wink: :-P


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