Don't be confused about fuses
The answer's in your hands - EDC can help with all your fuse requirements - yes really! Call our fuse specialist Amy today to find out everything you wanted to know about fuses - but were afraid to ask.
Questions we've already answered:
Q: I've just bought a second hand espresso machine with an electrical heater connected to a 440 V mains supply. The heater is 3.5 kW. What fuse do I need?
Answer from Amy: You need a 10 amp fuse.
Q: Our factory lights are flickering and our circuit breakers keep tripping. Are we using the wrong fuses?
Answer from Amy: Your electrical circuits are overloaded - you're drawing more electricity than your circuit can safely handle. This need attention immediately. Fuses blow and breakers trip for a reason. If your wall plates are warm ordiscoloured that's further proof that you have a problem.
Q: My tenants are constantly overlamping their flats. The building is 70 years old. Can I just increase the size of the fuses in the fuse box to cope?
Answer from Amy: Only if you intend making a bonfire out of your flats. If you install fuses with a higher amperage than your wiring can safely handle, the wires will overheat. The protective insulation will be lost, and then you're just one step away from arcing - sparks jumping through the air from one wire to another. Then it's 'Goodnight Vienna'. Overlamping is actually a code violation and, I'm sorry to say it, but you probably need new electrics throughout.
The main advantage of using fuses is that:
a. They provide the cheapest type of protection.
b. They have Inverse time current characteristics, combined with...
c. Current limiting effect under short circuit conditions.