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patricia19_07
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I've burnt the plug (of my charger)

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Help! I've slightly burnt the plug of my laptop charger and I'm scared to plug it into the socket...is it safe?

I use a UK plug, with the 2 lower forks having slight black burn marks.

Is there a chance for me to buy a new charger if necessary?

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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

A UK plug (BS1363  3 pins) called a square pin plug (although they are rectangular) has an internal 13 amp fuse.

OR possibly smaller 5 amp capacity.

 

For it to burn there needs to be an excessive load over a long period of time or something else.

It has a load capacity of circa 3000 watts (13a x 230v  = 2990w) and a charger takes a fraction of that.

20 volt output at 85 watts is a fraction of the load circa 4 AMPS. 

The reduction in the voltage from 230 to 20 has the effect of adjusting the 4 amps figure to

circa 0.2 amps   (a tiny fraction of its capacity).   

SO NO BURNING EFFECT.

 

What can/will cause the burning is a faulty connection.

THIS IS MAINS ELECTRICITY AND IS FATAL TO MESS AROUND WITH.

 

So somebody competent to assess the lead to prevent electric shock and the real risk of fire.

 

So no please don't just plug it in elsewhere as the fault could be in the PLUG or the SOCKET.

 

A new charger plugged into a faulty socket, same eventual result.... FIRE HAZARD.

 

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