Which fuse to use as standard?

  rickf 15:57 27 Sep 2019

Hi Which fuse to use safely in 3 pin pc power cable? They seem to vary from 5a,10a to 13a> Thanks

  alanrwood 10:31 29 Sep 2019

Thanks to Wikipedia

The speed at which a fuse blows depends on how much current flows through it and the material of which the fuse is made. The operating time is not a fixed interval, but decreases as the current increases. Fuses have different characteristics of operating time compared to current. A standard fuse may require twice its rated current to open in one second, a fast-blow fuse may require twice its rated current to blow in 0.1 seconds, and a slow-blow fuse may require twice its rated current for tens of seconds to blow.

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