How many appliances have you got wired in 0.75mm² with a 13A fuse?

How many appliances have you got that are wired in 0.75mm² flex that have a 13A plug fuse fitted?


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I tend to find that quite a few appliances that I buy that are wire in 0.75mm² flex often come with a 13A fuse fitted.

How many appliances have you got that are wired in 0.75mm² flex that have a 13A fuse in them?

I will post back later with my answer.
 
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Can't say I've ever lost any sleep over it

Nor have I, just that I find a lot of products come with a 13A fuse in them when their wired in 0.75mm² flex what is over 2 meters long. The most recent one was a ash hoover from Liddl's.
 
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I have loads.

I have also seen loads in my latter years as a spark.

I used to flag them up, as the BGB has 0.75 down for 6A.

However, it is all OK, according to the CoP, if the flex is <2m.
 
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Where I am now, precisely none. ;) But I do have plenty of devices with 18 AWG cords (0.823 sq. mm) plugged into outlets protected by 15 and 20A circuit breakers.
 
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What is the rating of the machine?

900W, 5 meters of 2 core 0.75mm² flex, 13A fuse in moulded plug. Machine is double insulated although bulk of the machine is metal.

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An installation standard isn't relevant to appliances though. Furthermore only fault protection will be required for fixed loads.
I'm not sure what you mean from that. If, as would seem reasonable, the same principles apply as exist in that 'installation standard', one would expect that "only fault protection" would only be applicable for loads which were "unlikely to create an overload" - and I wouldn't say that, for example, appliances containing significantly-sized motors would come into that category, would they?

Kind Regards, John
 

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