January 10, 2003

Further Dissection of the Blender reveals chilling truth

So why did the blender get to the stage where it was on fire? Why didn't some protective device kick in and save the day?

Oh look... it's a low powered electrical appliance. What size fuse should it have?


You know, there are rules about that are meant to prevent things like this happening in the workplace... but not in my house. We could all be dead. Wonderful.

Go on check fuses in all your applicances, it could save your life (and possibly your blender)
Posted by Ed at January 10, 2003 04:02 PM


Think you'll find that the fuse in the plug is to protect the cable, now that didn't catch fire so that's ok then. There should be a fuse inside the unit itself that is there to protect the unit itself. Now if you've brought cheapy import crap then that's your problem :)

You should know all this ed being an electronics kinda person..... ok them maybe not..

Posted by: Rob on January 11, 2003 09:21 PM

Well, when the blender was made the fuse was definatly there to protect the device as well. There are no fuses present in it at all. The capicitor in question was connected across the live and neutral of the power cable as soon as it enters the casing, thus that fuse, (which was still incorrect at any stretch of the imagination) was it's only protection.

As for the applicances origin Havant, Hants, England.

Posted by: Ed on January 11, 2003 09:35 PM
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