Supra LoRad 2.5 SPC CS-16-BS (13A)
Silver plated, shielded cord set comprising Supra LoRad SPC 3 x 2.5 mm2 cable, Supra SWF16 female connector (IEC-320) and Supra SW-BS male plug. Current rating 13 Ampere continuously. British and Irish standard 13 Ampere wall socket. Fits our (future) British LoRad mains power distribution blocks rated 13 Ampere. The reason for current limitation compared the EU version, is that the British Standard wall socket jack limits maximal continous current to 13A. All other parts are approved for 16 Ampere as the EU Standard stipulates.
Every now and then we hear about creative alternative ways to arrange an earth connection if the wall socket does not provide one. There is especially one we would like to highlight as particularly hazardous and we hope this statement does not serve as yet another creative way. Occasionally the water heat radiators have been connected to the hi-fi gear cabinets or to a mains distribution block earth contact plate. This works normally from the electrical point of view. Until the following happens; one of the devices become faulty and the cabinet becomes energized with wall socket mains voltage. The water radiator system may not be properly grounded to earth potential. Now, this means that there might not be a large enough fault current through the water pipes to blow the fuse, thus disconnecting the fualty device. Further it means that most of the pipings and radiators are energized with wall socket mains voltage. If this is in an apartment house, every neighbour tenant has potentially lethal voltage in their radiators. It will not show. Until e.g. small children touches the radiator. We strongly discourages from the above or any other way to arrange a ground connection other than according to the local laws and regulations for electrical safety.
Features and benefits
Cord set technical data
|Application||Grounded and shielded mains power cord set for devices offering detachable cord|
|Lead dimensions||3 x 2.5 mm2|
|Standard||British and Irish Standard|
|Connectors||SW-BS ► SWF-16, 24K gold plated|
|Maximal continuous current||13||Ampere|
Cable technical properties
Refer to the link: Supra LoRad SPC 3 x 2.5 sqmm