A quick rule of thumb is that it takes 1 amp to push 100 watts of current through a wire. ... A fuse is a safety device that keeps the wires in the walls of your house from carrying more electric current than they ... If there is a short circuit, or if the wire is overloaded because there are too many appliances drawing current at once, the fuse blows and the current stops. ... Most ordinary house fuses are 15 amps.
|Title||:||The Consumer's Catalog of Economy & Ecology|
|Author||:||Jeanne Bendick, Robert Bendick|
|Publisher||:||McGraw-Hill Companies - 1974-01-01|