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Rusty Nail
post Feb 9 2018, 12:12 AM

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if the circuit breaker is 16A and ti's shared with other outlets, it doesn't really matter if the wall socket is rated 13A. you won't be able to maximize 13A on all sockets.
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post Feb 9 2018, 12:15 AM

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QUOTE(advocado @ Feb 9 2018, 12:12 AM)
1st time i hear socket have fuse. am i reading it wrong?

you guys sure it's socket not PLUG that has the fuse?

also i don't know how the internal wiring of twin sockets are. what size wire they use.
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the sockets themselves don't have wires, just copper sheet metal shared between the 2 sockets. normally just one set of terminal in for L N Gr
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post Feb 9 2018, 12:20 AM

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QUOTE(advocado @ Feb 9 2018, 12:17 AM)
MCB is 20A nowadays. for 3 or more sockets usually they run on 2 sets of wires with 32A MCB.

welp electrician telling me twin socket easy spoil so i'm wondering is it because they have combined 13A support or the built quality. since twin gang have own internal wiring i don't know what size wires they use also.
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most likely due to overloading, if both plugs drawing 10A each, that's a total of 20A on the entire wall socket, wire and trip fuse.
normally the plastic will give way first in poorly manufactured sockets.
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post Feb 9 2018, 12:26 AM

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QUOTE(advocado @ Feb 9 2018, 12:19 AM)
normally if 1 spoil the other can still use. because internal wiring split to 2 sockets
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bad idea. when one side of the socket is fried, it's the matter of time before the other part goes too. the melted plastic will cause loose connections and probably arching or short circuit

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