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UK - Replacement of the UK plug with a fuse for a Polish one

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  • #1
    Dukas
    Level 7  
    Hello.
    1. What are fuses in UK plugs used for?
    2. Can I cut off the UK plug and replace it with a Polish one without fear?

    Regards.
  • #2
    McMarycha
    Level 31  
    As for the 2 questions, yes. You can cut off the plug from the UK and set up a Polish one. Same as to be put on an adapter.
    As for the 1st question, the fuse is probably just an additional protection, but I'm not sure.
  • #3
    pszczyna
    Level 20  
    Answer-1 For the protection of the installation.
    Answer-2 I have cut such plugs many times to change to a (Polish) plug, only what you need to pay attention to is the compliance of the cores.
  • #5
    Łukasz-O
    Admin of electroenergetics
    It is nice to paint the protective pins in the color of the wall :?: :D
  • #6
    elpapiotr
    Electrician specialist
    And because it's me?
    Paprok arrived ... incidentally.
    His roller slipped off.
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  • #8
    Łukasz-O
    Admin of electroenergetics
    And where protection?
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  • #10
    zdzisiek1979
    Level 38  
    Sorry, but just out of curiosity.
    The fuse is in the plug, not in the powered device?
    How much does such a fuse cost in the store?
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  • #12
    zdzisiek1979
    Level 38  
    A ceramic fuse is probably not available for PLN 1, because for an ordinary glass fuse they charge me for 50 gr (probably cheaper when bought in a piece shop in bulk), and a ceramic fuse certainly has better switching properties than a glass one.
    I wonder if the use of a fuse in the plug is an honest decision by a group of scientists or just a lobbying effect from the manufacturer.
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  • #14
    Dukas
    Level 7  
    15kVmaciej wrote:
    pszczyna wrote:
    Answer-1 For the protection of the installation.

    The correct answer is that to protect the receiver ...

    To protect the receiver from what?
    I thought that the receiver could not draw a current greater than that on the rating plate ...

    Added after 45 [seconds]:

    elpapiotr wrote:
    And I ask why cut?

    UK - Replacement of the UK plug with a fuse for a Polish one

    Transitions like to get lost ...
  • #15
    kkas12
    Level 43  
    Quote:
    I thought that the receiver could not draw a current greater than that on the rating plate ...
    You thought right, but too short.
    What if there is a short circuit inside the receiver?
    What current will flow if the socket circuit is protected by a 40A circuit breaker?
  • #16
    BILGO
    Level 38  
    Dukas wrote:
    Transitions like to get lost ...

    It mounts permanently to the plug ;)
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    elpapiotr
    Electrician specialist
    Can I know these recipes?
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    kkas12
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    Quote:
    ... N is too short and even tight, so it will break quickly, even faster with a sleeve than without ... There was not enough space to form a gentle arch?
    Don't write crap, buddy.
    Everything is as it should be.
    UK - Replacement of the UK plug with a fuse for a Polish one
    Unfortunately, the Vistula "electrician" is able to criticize any solution, even if he completely does not understand it.

    Personally, I have several of them at home and at work. And they are not "crap" at all.

    So I am asking why speak up on topics that you have a vague idea about ???

    (Please don't answer this question!)
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  • #23
    kkas12
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    I have been using it for five years and still use it today.
    And get it into your head that these plugs are not applicable at construction sites because there you cannot use receivers with such a plug.
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  • #25
    kkas12
    Level 43  
    Quote:
    There is a profession where such plugs have a maximum service life of 2-3 months and the cable is broken.

    Stop saddening your friend, because that's not what the topic is about.

    About 64 million British people live on the island. Let there be an average of one receiver equipped with such a plug for each of them.
    None of them has so far raised any objections to its (plug) construction during proper operation.
    But a Pole can!
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  • #27
    elpapiotr
    Electrician specialist
    Not a convincing argument, taking into account the installation made in Poland, for a socket with a protective contact, protected by a circuit breaker and an RCD.
    I was hoping for an answer regarding the statement
    WojcikW wrote:
    In Poland, the fuse in the plug (in 230V circuits) is a solution that does not comply with the regulations.
  • #28
    kkas12
    Level 43  
    Quote:
    In Poland, the fuse in the plug (in 230V circuits) is a solution that does not comply with the regulations.
    I also counted on a concrete confirmation of this statement.
    Meanwhile, it turned out, as always, that the crap would not be able to defend itself.
    Even when, without thinking, another crap is quoted to justify the correctness of the crap preached first.
    Quote:
    ... at one time SEP recommended to connect the phase on the left side. As a result, when we connect the plug with a fuse in Poland and the fuse is on the neutral wire, the insulation of the device is damaged and the phase wire is connected to the earthed housing, short-circuit or overload current will flow and the fuse in the plug will not work.

    Before you continue to wade in raspberries, I suggest you invest a few zlotys in the plug and extension / grommet in order to see tangibly how my friend on the Vistula-electric theory does not agree with practice in any way!

    I really did not expect such nonsense in my colleague's edition.
  • #29
    Łukasz-O
    Admin of electroenergetics
    WojcikW wrote:
    I did not expect such a question. It is like saying that in accordance with the regulations, when it is sparking in the socket and the plug heats up, the plug and socket should be cooled with cold water. There is no law forbidding it, so it is by law. :D

    Since you refer to any regulations, it is normal for questions to be asked. So we are waiting impatiently for the specifics, buddy WojcikW .

    WojcikW wrote:
    The device produced for the British market is adapted to connect the phase on the right and the neutral wire on the left. In Poland, it is not standardized on which side the phase should be, and the SEP once recommended connecting the phase on the left side. As a result, when we connect the plug with a fuse in Poland and the fuse is on the neutral wire, the insulation of the device is damaged and the phase wire is connected to the earthed housing, short-circuit or overload current will flow and the fuse in the plug will not work. The use of such a fuse is harmful because it misleads the device that the device is protected by a fuse in the plug. The use of an RCD in a TNC installation, for example, is similarly harmful.


    I wonder how the internal device fuses in some devices relate to this.
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