Multiplugs

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  1. keyaam

    keyaam

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    I need some info on the multiplugs we use on our tanks. Obviously they can be overloaded. It says on most multiplugs that it can handle 16A. So how do I work this out considering that some of us power our whole tank with one multiplug?
     
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  3. dallasg

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    well the rating is the value that components will not be stable, so add all the equipment Amp ratings and make sure they are not above 16A, if its overloaded the heat build up can cause the tolerance of components to fail.

    rather use 2 multiplugs each in their own plug sockets than 2 plugged into each other
     
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    just add up the wattages of ALL your equipment, divide that by 220 = Amps, I personally would not excede say 75% of the rating on the unit, therefore 12amps.
     
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    I linked a few multiplugs to one main one that was connected to socket. After all the equipment was on, BOOM and the multiplug blew :p
    So dont overload.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     

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