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Topic Title: Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs
Topic Summary: Overheating plug for a electric car charger
Created On: 09 February 2012 08:23 AM
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 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 08:23 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 08:52 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - spinlondon - 09 February 2012 09:13 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 09:18 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - spinlondon - 09 February 2012 10:04 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - broadgage - 09 February 2012 10:21 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 10:43 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 10:48 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 10:51 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - Ricicle - 09 February 2012 10:23 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - Angram - 09 February 2012 10:32 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 10:36 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 11:03 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 11:17 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - zeeper - 13 February 2012 07:25 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 13 February 2012 07:48 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 13 February 2012 08:06 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 13 February 2012 09:06 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - alancapon - 13 February 2012 09:59 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - jcm256 - 13 February 2012 10:15 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - alancapon - 13 February 2012 10:31 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 09:29 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 09:36 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 09:45 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 10:38 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 09:39 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 10:22 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 10:46 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 11:28 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 11:32 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 11:41 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 11:35 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 11:40 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AJJewsbury - 09 February 2012 12:02 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 03:38 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 09 February 2012 03:59 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 06:17 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AdrianWint - 09 February 2012 06:24 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AdrianWint - 09 February 2012 06:31 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - Jaymack - 09 February 2012 07:02 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 10 February 2012 09:32 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 10 February 2012 11:48 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 09:01 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 09:19 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 09:35 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkiemike - 09 February 2012 09:56 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 10:09 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - mep - 09 February 2012 11:18 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - alancapon - 09 February 2012 11:30 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AJJewsbury - 10 February 2012 11:01 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - mep - 11 February 2012 10:34 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - Jaymack - 11 February 2012 11:27 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 09 February 2012 11:58 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 10 February 2012 08:02 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - alancapon - 10 February 2012 08:06 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 10 February 2012 08:15 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - broadgage - 11 February 2012 03:07 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - perspicacious - 10 February 2012 08:11 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 10 February 2012 08:18 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - alancapon - 10 February 2012 09:09 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - sparkingchip - 10 February 2012 09:30 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AJJewsbury - 13 February 2012 12:01 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - AJJewsbury - 13 February 2012 12:02 AM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - martinwinlow - 24 May 2015 05:51 PM  
 Test Current and Duration for BS1363 13A plugs   - martinwinlow - 24 May 2015 06:14 PM  
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sparkiemike

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Does any body know what the test current is for a 13A plug and the duration of the test is?

I have a client that has an electric car, it is charged from a single phase 13 socket and plug arrangement. It takes about 7-9 hours for a full charge. A clamp meter shows 12.1A being drawn.

He has had to change the 13A plug several times due to overheating. We have tried different manufacturers (MK and Master) and used the ruggerised type. The socket outlet has also been replaced.

Using a 16A C-form plug and socket is not really an option because the charging posts in the city are mostly 13A, and have a locking mechanism to prevent theft of the charging cable. The c-form plugs with adapters would make the cable vunerable to theft.

So is the 13A plug and socket suitable for this application?
Has anybody else come across this, and suggestions welcome?
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