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Eamonn Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Posts: > 500 PM 
How many amps should a computer fuse have? Im guessing 5A but I moght be wrong....
I know that this has nothing got to do with mobiles, but maby someone could help me??
Ta


Eamonn Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Posts: > 500 PM 
surley some1 must know!!!???

herboan Joined: Dec 19, 2001 Posts: 117 From: Belgium PM 
What fuse do you mean ?
In the PC power supply ? or in the house in the mains ?
Anyway its easy to calculate :
Power in Watts divided by volts = Amps you need
eg 500 watt power consumption on 110 Volts =4.55 A
eg 500 watts power consumption on 220 V = 2.27 Amps
Did this answer your question ??? 
Eamonn Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Posts: > 500 PM 
herboan:
i mean the fuse of the PC's plug u plug into the wall. so yes the pc's power supply.
i don't know how many watts my pc needs, I just know it uses 230V.
Ta
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herboan Joined: Dec 19, 2001 Posts: 117 From: Belgium PM 
I really do not know how many watts your Pc power supply has or needs but a normal fuse should do.
It should not be moore then 300 Watts so with 5 to 6 amps your fine. anyway the normal household fuse is 12 Amps or more 
Eamonn Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Posts: > 500 PM 
thanks a lot!!!

grizu26 Joined: Apr 08, 2002 Posts: 5 From: Austria PM 
Hi !
Think itīs not so easy.. you have some loss in the trafo, and in the moment you switch on your pc, the current is much higher than under normal work. So the value of the fuse should not be to close to the nominal of your supply, and it would be better not to take a fast one.
Best solution would be
 look at your power supply, there is a sticker on it with the electrical data
 with these data ask a local computer dealer, he would give you the right fuse.. and iīm sure itīs not expensive.
mfg
Chris 
Eamonn Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Posts: > 500 PM 
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