Plug fuses

plug

 

The common UK plug – Is generally fitted with a 3A or 13A fuse. For appliances up to 700w you need to use a 3A fuse. And for appliances over 700w you need to use a 13A fuse. Here are some common examples:

 

3A Fuse – Table lamp, standard lamp, television, video, computer, mixer, blender, fridge, freezer, power drill, jig saw, soldering iron

 

13A Fuse – Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron

 

Manufacturers have now standardized plug fuse ratings to be either 3A or 13A.  However, 5 Amp fuses are still used in some older equipment and are available to buy.

 

contact us here at A Coole Electrical for any of your electrical needs or questions or give us a ring on 01226 296425