What type is a BS1362 fuse?
|Rated Breaking Capacity||6kA AC|
|Rated Voltage||240V AC|
|Standards||IEC 60269-3, BS 88-3, BS 1362|
Where would you find a BS1362 fuse?
A genuine BS1362 fuse has the internal wire connected to an eyelet inside the centre of the cap.
What are the fuse sizes?
|Blade size||Blade group||Common ratings (maximum current)|
|LP-Mini (low profile)||APS, ATT||2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30|
|Mini||APM, ATM||2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30|
|Regular||APR, ATC, ATO, ATS||0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40|
|Maxi||APX||20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120|
What size is a UK plug fuse?
A common UK plug is generally fitted with a 3A or 13A fuse. Plugs for appliances rated up to about 700 watts should have a 3-amp fuse (coloured red).
Can you put a 20 amp fuse in a 13 amp plug?
A 20A fuse in a domestic 13A plug should never be used.
Are all 5 amp fuses the same?
All automotive fuses have their amperage written on the top of the fuse. Counterintuitively, amp rating does not necessarily correspond to fuse size. Regular-sized fuses start at . 5A and go all the way up to 40A, while Micro2 fuses range between 5A and 30A.
What size is a 13amp fuse?
13A BS1362 Fuse | 13 Amp Plug Top Fuse Dimensions : length 25.4mm (1 inch), diameter 6.3mm (1/4 inch).
How do I know what size fuse to use?
The fuse rating can be calculated by dividing the power used by the appliance by the voltage going into the appliance. I (Amps) = P (Watts) ÷ V (Voltage).
Can you put a 5 amp fuse in a 13amp plug?
It would probably need to be 1.25mm2 in size or larger to safely be protected by a 13A fuse. Having said that, a “6A” (In reality it will be rated in Watts) iron is unlikely to blow a 5A fuse in reality. The factor is about 1.6, so a 5A fuse would likely blow at 8A or so.
Can you put a 3 amp fuse in a 13amp plug?
Yes of course there is. The cable or flex attached to the gas fire is purely to supply the ignition. The flex provided is not rated to 13A because the ignition requires very little current and so the flex requires protection by a 3A fuse.
How big is a BS1362 plug top fuse?
A genuine BS1362 fuse has the internal wire connected to an eyelet inside the centre of the cap. The length of the fuse is too short. A plug top fuse should have a length of between 25.0 – 26.2 mm. The diameter of the of the end cap measures 6.05mm and does not meet BS 1362 either. It should be 6.25 – 6.5 mm
What does BS 1362 mean on a fuse?
BS 1362 also specifies the information that should be on the fuse and also the colour. 3) the rated current in amperes. The fuse link barrel shall be marked in red for 3 A and brown for 13 A; for all other ratings the marking shall be black. The 20A fuses we purchased are marked with ‘BS 1362’ and have the manufacturer’s name ‘Xingguang’.
What’s the maximum fuse size for a 13A cable?
A standard 13A plug (BS 1363) is designed to fit cables up to a maximum of 1.5mm 2. The maximum current capacity of a 1.5mm 2 cable is 15A and should be protected by a maximum fuse size of 13A. A 20A fuse in a domestic 13A plug should never be used.
What is the British standard for a plug fuse?
BS 1362, the British Standard for plug fuses, states: “The rated current may be any value not exceeding 13A. For use in plugs, the preferred rated currents are 3 A and 13 A.” BS 1362 also specifies the information that should be on the fuse and also the colour.