How many amps does an electrical appliance actually use?

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How many amps does an electrical appliance actually use?

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You have to think Watts. Watts are the unit of power consumption which is Amps x Volts. Your 13A outlet is capable of supplying equipment up to a consumption of 250×13= 3250 Watts. So, for example a 100W light bulb will use 0.4Amps. So potentially you could have 32X100W=3200W (<3250W, consuming 12.8A) light bulbs hanging off a socket off of the various extensions. Plug fuse ratings are set to protect the cable between the socket and the appliance and are not an indication of how much electricity an appliance consumes.

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