Dangerous Fuse Modification

A plain three amp fuse with a dangerous addition

Bought from well-known online retailer, a mains (240v) to 12v transformer (for running car cigarette lighter accessories) contained the modified fuse shown above.

If I buy anything electrical online I always check the plug, just in case there is a fake fuse inside. However this was a new experience for me, the fuse has been modified with the addition of a soldered-on insulated wire. This will drastically raise the rating of the fuse and is both dangerous and illegal.

It says 3 amp fuse on the label and inside is a 3 amp fuse but …


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