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Choosing the correct plug fuse


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Plug Fuses

The three main types of fuses found in plugs are 3 amp, 5 amp and 13 amp. The table below shows the power range for each fuse type, this means that the fuse is suitable for devices within the range stated below.

Power Range (Watts)
3 Amp
Up to 700 Watts
13 Amp
700 to 3000 Watts

The power rating for a particular device is usually written on the back of the device or if not it should be in the instruction manual.

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