What do fuse colors mean?

Car fuses are color coded by amp rating. For example, a standard blue fuse has a 15-amp rating, yellow is 20 amps and green is 30. You can buy them at any auto parts store and at well-stocked service stations. Note: If your new fuse blows soon after installing it, you could have problems in that circuit.

Why are fuses color coded?

Fuse Color Coding: Blade fuses are color coded by amperage rating. This makes it easy to match up a replacement fuse.

What Colour is the fuse for a plug?

Plugs for appliances rated up to about 700 watts should have a 3-amp fuse (coloured red).

What is the BS number for a plug top fuse?

BS1362 Plug Top Fuses. BS 1362 is the British Standard number for cartridge fuse links used in UK plug tops.

Does the color of a fuse matter?

As long as all the other specifications match (specifically amperage, voltage and receptacle size), the color will not make a difference. These particular style of circuit breakers are not color coded. As long as the base matches and the amperage matches what the circuit was designed, then it should work fine.

What Colour is a 3amp fuse?

Technical Details

Manufacturer ‎Red Grey
Package Dimensions ‎5 x 3 x 0.6 cm; 20 Grams
Item model number ‎CT1
Colour ‎Red
Amperage Capacity ‎3 Amps

Are fuses Colour coded?

Fuses are an essential part of any electrical system. Regardless of the style of blade fuse, these fuses—used in automotive (and other electrical component) applications—typically follow a standard color-coding scheme that makes it easy to identify their respective electrical current ratings.

Can you put a 3 amp fuse in a 13amp plug?

Yes of course there is. The cable or flex attached to the gas fire is purely to supply the ignition. The flex provided is not rated to 13A because the ignition requires very little current and so the flex requires protection by a 3A fuse.

Can you put a 5amp fuse in a 3 amp plug?

Yes, you can, but you have to ask yourself why the 3 amp fuse blew in the first place. It might be that there was a transient and the fuse blew as it was supposed to. Or it might be that something in the circuit is failing and replacing the fuse with a larger one will only lead to more damage.

Can you put a 20 amp fuse in a 13 amp plug?

A 20A fuse in a domestic 13A plug should never be used.

Can you put a 16 amp fuse in a 13 amp plug?

No. It’s illegal. Any device that isn’t intended to be fitted with a plug, cannot be fitted with a plug. Any fuses must comply with BS 1362, which allows for a max of 13A.

Can you put a 15 amp fuse in a 10 amp?

good rule of thumb is: it’s alright to use a lower rated fuse in place of a higher rated one, but not vice versa. Not sure why it’d be blowing a 10 and not a 15.. there isn’t much of a difference…