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How do I know which fuse to use in my plug?

How do I know which fuse to use in my plug?

If it’s a rewireable type plug and the original fuse size fitted by the manufacturer is not known, the recommended method is to use the 700W rule: For an appliance rated as 700W or less, a 3A fuse should be fitted. For appliances above 700W, a 13A fuse should be fitted.

What is the difference between ATC and ATO fuses?

The regular-sized ATC fuse is more common than the ATO. The ATC has a fuse element that is closed (hence the C in the code) inside the plastic housing, sealing it from the environment to prevent corrosion from developing. The ATO fuse is open on the bottom, exposing the fuse element between the blades.

Can I use any 20 amp fuse for my microwave?

The microwave oven needs a dedicated 20-amp, the 120/125-volt circuit to feed it. This will require 12/2 NM wire with a ground. Although it’s not uncommon to see microwave ovens plugged into standard appliance outlets, larger microwave ovens can draw as much as 1500 watts, and these need their own dedicated circuits.

What types of fuses are used for motor protection?

Examples of branch circuit fuses are Class L, RK1, RK5, T, J, K1, K5, G, H, CC, and plug fuses. Interrupting ratings range from 10,000 amps to 300,000 amps. These fuses are listed for branch, feeder, and main protection. In a motor circuit they provide branch circuit, short-circuit, and ground fault protection.

What are the 3 types of fuses?

DC FusesCARTRIGE FUSES. This is the most common type of fuse. AUTOMOTIVE FUSES. These fuses are specifically designed for automotive systems that run up to 32V and occasionally 42V.RESETTABLE FUSES/POLYFUSE. Like their name suggests, these fuses are self-resetting.SEMICONDUCTOR FUSES. OVERVOLTAGE SUPPRESSION.

What is the difference between glass and ceramic fuses?

The ceramic fuse is much higher at 100 amps compared to 35 amps for the glass fuse with the same AC voltage rating. Ceramic has a higher breaking capacity offering a greater level of thermal and arc protection better suited for applications where high current episodes may occur.

Can I replace a glass fuse with ceramic?

You can replace a glass fuse with ceramic, but not recommended to replace a ceramic with glass. Be sure they are the same voltage and amp rating, slo-blow, etc.

How can you tell if a ceramic fuse is blown?

A homeowner can determine if a glass fuse in blown by performing a visual inspection and looking for a break in the thin wire and a brown discoloration in the center of the fuse. A ceramic fuse, however, shows no damage upon visual inspection. Testing a ceramic fuse is the only way to tell if the fuse has blown.

Can I replace a 125v fuse with 250v?

You can replace a 125V fuse with a 250V fuse of equal amperage as long as the application voltage is 250V or less. You can not replace a 250V fuse with a 125V fuse of equal amperage if the application voltage exceeds the 125V.

Can I replace a fuse with a higher amp?

In general, NO. Replacing a fuse with a higher-amp fuse is a very bad idea and can lead to fires. Fuses (and circuit breakers) are rated such that they blow or trip before any part of the circuit gets to a dangerous current. Fix the underlying problem, and you won’t have any more blown fuses.

What is the difference between 125v and 250v fuse?

Once the fusible wire inside the fuse burns open, a 125V fuse is more prone to arc across the blown leads inside the fuse. The 250V fuse can sustain a higher voltage before it arcs over. So yes, you can use a 250V fuse in place of a 125V fuse as long as the current rating is the same.

Can I replace a 2.5 A fuse with a 3a fuse?

Yup. The fuse is there to protect the wiring and 3 amp is well within the supply wire’s capability.

Can I replace a 5amp fuse with a 3 amp?

A 3A fuse was used for a reason. If so, yes, you can replace a 3A fuse with a 5A fuse.

Can I use a 2 amp fuse instead of 1 amp?

Originally Answered: Can I replace a fuse with a lower amp? Yes of course you can, that’s no problem. Of course, the fuse will blow sooner and maybe immediatley because the circuit is designed to pull more current than the fuse can handle, but that won’t do any actual harm… you just won’t be able to use the device.

Can I put a 10amp fuse in a 5 amp?

Possibly yes. What ever is wired into that 5 amp slot is rated for a max of 5 amps, overdrawing more than 5 amps by removing the 5 amp fuse and putting in a 10 amp fuse can possibly short out a circuit.

Can I replace a 13a fuse with a 5a fuse?

not it’s not. the device can’t take more than 5A that’s why it has a 5A fuse. if you put a 13A fuse in the device might take upto 13A before the fuse blows and more than likely you’ll fry it.

Is it OK to use a lower amp fuse?

Replacing a fuse with a lower value one, however, is not unsafe but may cause problems if the load current is higher than the fuse value. It is thus generally recommended to replace it with a fuse of the same value. However, in some cases, it is probably okay to use a fuse with a lower value.

Can I use a 10 amp fuse instead of 15?

You can, it will may immediately blow, but it won’t hurt anything other than the fuse. What you don’t want to do is use a higher amp fuse or something like a jumper wire. That could damage the wiring and start a fire.

Can you replace a 15 amp fuse with 20?

The answer: It’s possible, but not advisable without an electrician evaluating the situation. You should never just upgrade from a 15-amp breaker to a 20-amp one just because the current one is tripping. Otherwise, you may burn your house down via electrical fire.

Can I replace a 10amp fuse with a 13 amp fuse?

If you replaced it with 13A fuse, it will allow current more than 10A, so it may possible that other components may get damage due excessive current flow than specified. If TV components can sustain up to 13 A current, you can replace it. You can put a smaller fuse in with the same “speed” rating.