16th Edition (reference only) – NOW superseded by the 17th Edition IEE Regulations.

chapter 5

chapter 6

Installation control and protection
  3.1 - Introduction 3.5 - High temperature protection
  3.2 - Switching 3.6 - Overload currents
  3.3 - Isolation 3.7 - Protection from faults
3.4 - Electric shock protection

3.8 - Short circuit and overload
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3.8.5 -  Absence of protection

The protection described in this Chapter applies to conductors, but not necessarily to the equipment fed. This is particularly true where flexible cords are concerned. For example, a short circuit in an appliance fed through a 0.5 mm2 flexible cord from a 13 A plug may well result in serious damage to the cord or the equipment before the fuse in the plug can operate.


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Extracted from The Electricians Guide Fifth Edition
by John Whitfield

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