See a Counterfeit Plug Fuse Exploding

See a Counterfeit Plug Fuse Exploding

This video from You Tube, linked from the BS1363 website is an excellent example to show what happens when a UK plug fitted with a counterfeit BS1363 fuse is subject to a short circuit.

Because the counterfeit fuse has no filling to suppress the arc it just explodes, as there’s nothing else it can do, blowing the plug from its socket.

This video was not produced by us and is being shown only as an example to help share the dangers of using counterfeit electrical products. 

 

By |2019-01-27T15:11:29+00:00April 22nd, 2018|PAT Blog|Comments Off on See a Counterfeit Plug Fuse Exploding

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I am Richard Ayre, PAT engineer and Owner/Director of DRA PAT Testing Limited, trading since 2009. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.