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Fuse Rating Guidance

Equipment should have a label, normally on a rear panel, or occasionally on its base, indicating the energy use (in Watts).

EQUIPMENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION (Watts)

FUSE RATING (Amps)

Up to 600 Watts (e.g. desk lamp)

3

600 –1000 Watts (1 KW) (e.g. IT equipment)

5

1KW – 3KW (e.g. heater, microwave, kettle, lab equipment)

13



Correctly wired 3-pin plug.

 plug

Colour of inner wires within cable sheath

Colour of insulation

Wire

BLUE

Neutral

BROWN

Live

GREEN / YELLOW STRIPES

Earth