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Can I replace 2.5A plug with 5A plug?

  1. Oct 12, 2015 #1
    I have a serial light whose plug is not working. Its output is 2.5A 250v. I have spare plugs of 5A 250v. Is it safe to replace the former with the latter? If not, can you give any other suggestions?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2015 #2
    Not sure what you mean by serial light, but you can replace a 2.5A 250V supply with a 5A 250V supply no problem.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2015 #3
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I meant this.
    Thank you a lot for this piece of advice.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2015 #4

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    Are you talking about a fuse in the plug?

    If the question is "Is it safe to use a 5A fuse for a device that is designed to work with a 2.5A fuse?" then the answer is no.

    In my country it is possible to replace the fuse in a plug, so if you put a 3A fuse in a 5A plug, it effectively becomes a 3A plug.

    However, it may be that you mean something different than a plug-with-a-5A-fuse.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2015 #5

    davenn

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    you image didn't show and the advice tolklein, at first glance, wasn't good
    try posting the image again and read DrGreg's post
    putting a higher fuse rating in negates the safety factor


    Dave
     
  7. Oct 12, 2015 #6

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    ...and by "plug", I was thinking the OP meant the power supply too (the black cube with tongs sticking out of it). If that's the case, then the first response was correct.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2015 #7

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    I have now googled for "serial light" (I've never heard that term before.) It appears to be a string of lights such as you would use for a Christmas tree. In which case I would agree that post #2 would be correct.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2015 #8
    Does it make any difference if i connect the previously positive wires with negative and vice versa?(these lights are LEDs)
     
  10. Oct 13, 2015 #9
  11. Oct 13, 2015 #10
    I find it unlikely that, that plug would be the source of the problem, unless your dog ate it? But if you are sure, then yes will still work, and while best practice would dictate that you keep your +'s and -'s the same, no it doesn't matter which way the wires are for that kind of plug.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2015 #11

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  13. Oct 13, 2015 #12

    CWatters

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    Yes. You can replace that type of 3A plug with a 5A plug. Are you sure the fault is with the plug? They are usually quite reliable.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2015 #13
    Thank you a lot! I was scared that I will end up blowing up the main fuse of the house when I switch it on.
     
  15. Oct 13, 2015 #14
    I hope so!
     
  16. Oct 13, 2015 #15
    it was specified on the side of the plug as output. (it is moulded)
     
  17. Oct 13, 2015 #16

    CWatters

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    Well that might still happen if there is a fault with the LED string and it's not in the plug.

    Perhaps find an extension lead that and fit a 3A fuse in that, then plug the lights in via the extension lead.
     
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  19. Oct 13, 2015 #18

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    I have done PAT (portable appliance testing) inspection in the past, of the hundreds of tests and repairs I did, not one was a failed plug.
    What has led you to believe the plug is at fault?

    You will likely void any fire insurance you may have by using appliances modified by an unqualified person.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2015 #19

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    Yeah, and how exactly are you planning on "replacing the plug"? You are going to cut and splice and solder and tape? I hope not...
     
  21. Oct 13, 2015 #20

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    as an aside ..... Ohhh believe me, faulty plugs exist, I have been bitten by 240VAC mains
    when the plug was moulded during manufacture, there was once fine stray wire of the multi strand hot conductor that came out through the plastic moulding
    This was unknown till I went to pull the plug out of the wall socket and got belted
    OUCH!!

    Dave
     
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