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Can I use a different amp fuse?
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.
Can I replace a 20 amp fuse with a 15 amp fuse?
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 put a 10amp fuse in a 5 amp?
Possibly yes. It is possible to short out a circuit by overdrawing more than 5 Amp by removing the 5 Amp fuse and putting in a 10 Amp fuse.
Can you put a 13amp fuse in a 3 amp 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.
Can a fuse be replaced with a higher amp?
For fuse coordination, fuse manufacturers have graphs available charting each fuse for the overload and tripping time.. No, no, no and again no.
Why do fuses have a voltage rating of 20?
The heat generated in a wire increases with the square of the current. Thus, an increase to 20 amps from 15 amps would increase the heat generated by 78 percent. Consider why you want to use a 20 amp fuse. If it is because the current surge when a motor starts blows the 15 amp fuse, you could replace the standard 15 amp fuse with a time delay fuse.
Why do you need an amp trap fuse?
Amp-Trap 2000 fuses withstand high inrush currents from motors and transformers to eliminate nuisance opening. Time-delay also simplifies selection and permits the use of smaller amperage ratings, providing better protection in case of overloads.
Is there a 10 Amp Fuse in the UK?
A 10 amp external (N,B. in the plug) is an unusual fuse in the UK. There used to be 10 amp fuses in 13 amp plugs to BS1363 in the UK , but nowadays fuses tend to be 3 or 13 amp rated. Old style TV’s with CRT’s took more power than the modern LED types do now.