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Re: Question about 4 way extension into travel adaptor
Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2017, 11:27am
 
CWatters wrote on Apr 5th, 2017, 3:19pm:
Some have a lower rating marked on them somewhere.


some of them are marked 13A but would probably only be safe for 3A  Grin
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Re: Question about 4 way extension into travel adaptor
Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2017, 3:19pm
 
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Just keep the total load below the "weakest link" which is the 10A adaptor.

Just for info not all UK extension leads are rated at 13A even though they use a "13A" plug and several "13A" sockets. Some have a lower rating marked on them somewhere.
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Re: Question about 4 way extension into travel adaptor
Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2017, 6:46pm
 
It would be fine.  The best way would be to use a 4 way adaptor with a fuse, and fit a 10amp fuse.  Belts and braces.

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-elec/2188/trailing-socket-4way-fused-switched/dp/12864...
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Question about 4 way extension into travel adaptor
Mar 21st, 2017, 6:13pm
 
Hi,

At the moment I have a travel adaptor from a UK plug to 2 a pin flat Japanese plug, which is max 10Amp.  If I have just a normal UK 4 way socket / extension which is 13Amp, can that be still used through the travel adaptor?  

The only four devices that will be plugged into the extension / adaptor are actually quite low powered (one laptop, one netbook, and two other devices on charge like 2 phones / tablet & phone), the laptop which is the most powerful is something like 65w, which I think at Japan's 110v will draw less than 1Amp.  So as all 4 devices will be well under the 10Amp limit, I'm guessing having a 13Amp extension plugged in won't be an issue?

Sorry if it seems like a basic / silly question, but I just want to be sure it's ok.  Thanks in advance.

(the adaptor is a normal adaptor, don't need a voltage converter as the laptop and netbook have 110v switchable on the adaptors)
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