Regardless of which AVA you use, you need at least C-type fuse/slow fuse
AVA P30, P40, P50, P55 and P60 need at least a 10 Ampere fuse
The AVA P70 needs at least a 13 Ampere fuse
The AVA P80 needs at least a 15 Ampere fuse
The AVA P90 needs at least a 16 Ampere fuse
The majority of us only have 10 and 16 A fuses, but this list describes the minimum rating required for the machines.
When the current enters the house, it goes into a main fuse box or circuit breaker. The size of this fuse determines the maximum amount of electricity the household can use.
Further branching out into the house takes place via courses which are also protected by a fuse. The capacity of these fuses is often different depending on where the course goes and what the course will be used for. Common capacities are 10A, 13A, and 16A.
- The strength of the fuses determines how much current they can handle before they trigger and cu off electricity.
- Common strengths of fuses are 10A, 13A, 16A. A stands for Ampere which is the unit of electric current.
- The characteristics of the fuses say something about the type of load they are designed for. This is to distinguish between fast and slow characteristics (A-B-C-D).
- Fast fuses break quickly at high starting current and are most often used in living areas for lighting and heaters,
- Slow fuses can withstand a higher starting current. Most often used in kitchens, bathrooms, basements and garages. Washing machines, dryers and power tools are examples of things that have a high starting current.
Please note that for our UK customers, this article refers to the fuses in the fusebox of your home, not the 13A cartridge fuse found inside of the BS 1363 plug.
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