10 mixed fuses, BS1362 certified, just £1.00 @ Poundworld
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10 mixed fuses, BS1362 certified, just £1.00 @ Poundworld

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Found 12th May 2013
I needed a 13A fuse so I went to Poundworld, nice assortment of fuses for just £1:
4 x 13A
2 x 5A
4 x 3A
One of those things you WILL need at some point.

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Original Poster

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Great thing to have around.
I always put things like this
in a "safe" place. Trouble
is I always forget where it is.
Hot and thanks for the post.

Same in the 99p shop. BUT only 9 Fuses for a £1 in Poundland Heat



Edited by: "Geemac" 14th May 2013

Its not the same deal then is it? 9 fuses for 99p. This is £1 for 10

If you needed a 13A Fuse, you have a serious problem somewhere, I hope you identified and fixed the problem before replacing the fuse.

Same price in Poundland...

Going_Digital

If you needed a 13A Fuse, you have a serious problem somewhere, I hope … If you needed a 13A Fuse, you have a serious problem somewhere, I hope you identified and fixed the problem before replacing the fuse.



There's always one Fuses do deteriorate over time, and can blow at lower loads. Could also be a plug has a lower rated fuse installed, and is being fitted to an item that needs a higher load rating.

Banned

Same price in home bargains.

gazjon

There's always one Fuses do deteriorate over time, and can blow at … There's always one Fuses do deteriorate over time, and can blow at lower loads. Could also be a plug has a lower rated fuse installed, and is being fitted to an item that needs a higher load rating.



Going_Digital makes a valid point, it's just been misunderstood. What he is saying is that you should only fit 13 amp fuses to equipment that require 13 amp fuses. Most electrical equipment in a typical house would not require more than a 3 amp fuse and and should not be replaced with higher rated fuse such as a 5 or 13amp. If the equipment is repeatedly blowing the correct size fuse then it is likely that the item is faulty and should be discarded or repaired. Replacing the fuse with a higher rated fuse is dangerous and could lead to human fatality (electric shock, fire, etc)

Original Poster

Going_Digital

If you needed a 13A Fuse, you have a serious problem somewhere, I hope … If you needed a 13A Fuse, you have a serious problem somewhere, I hope you identified and fixed the problem before replacing the fuse.


Probably that would be the case if I said I needed more then one, but it was just an extension lead that was supposed to be surge protected. I described what happened in another thread, I had a cheap Chinese laptop charger that exploded. I think the surge protection was supposed to be inside the extension lead, not in the plug.

Though none of my other devices suffered any harm, and there were a lot of them, desktop pc, monitor, printer etc.
Even the laptop itself survived. After replacing the fuse, even the extension cord is alive. Although I do not trust any cheap surge protectors.

MaximusRo

I described what happened in another thread, I had a cheap Chinese laptop … I described what happened in another thread, I had a cheap Chinese laptop charger that exploded. I think the surge protection was supposed to be inside the extension lead, not in the plug.


So you think your exploding charger was the fault of the extension lead?

Surge protection is just another name for over-voltage protection. Appliances don't have the means to generate excessive voltage themselves. The excessive voltage comes from outside your house and the surge protection is there to stop it entering your appliances.

Faults within an appliance can result in too much current being drawn. To protect against this you need either a fuse or circuit breaker. It sounds like your charger didn't have a built-in fuse which is quite common for chinese grey imports.

If anything you were lucky the charger was in an extension lead as that will have been fused to 13 amps. Had you plugged the charger directly into the wall socket it would have only been fused to 30 amps and possible produced an even bigger bang.

mhardy

Its not the same deal then is it? 9 fuses for 99p. This is £1 for 10



Added a full stop.

jaysexy212005

Same price in Poundland...



Only 9 for a £1 in my local Poundshop

Banned

its a steal for a quid

Original Poster

nick1austin

So you think your exploding charger was the fault of the extension lead?


No. But thank you for taking the time to point the obvious LOL

DirectDeal

Same price in home bargains.



Used to be 89p in Home Bargains...!
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