sideband wrote:... The most blindingly obvious one that jumped out at me as soon as I opened the box was the non-compliant mains plug. It has no safety markings and is a moulded plug WITHOUT A FUSE. It also has a part insulated earth pin...not allowed and not part of BS1363. Also the live and neutral pins are too close to the edge of the plug. I think it should be 15mm clearance ...
Refugee wrote:i did recognise the plug from the photo on Ebay and just assumed that it would be another mains lead for use on fused extension leads only.
hamid_1 wrote:... Unfortunately, although we could simply blame the Chinese for this stuff, it's partly the public's fault. Everyone wants stuff cheap.
Terrykc wrote:But surely the regulations are there for that very purpose - to protect the public!
sideband wrote:Well that's interesting! I just checked on PayPal for the sellers email address and it says 'Payment To 黎 卓文.'
however the listing states London. Is it likely that it came direct from China via a London agent? It only took two days so most likely came from London through an agent. Does that mean the importer is also the retailer?
Refugee wrote:The cable is marked "3 x 0.5mm so the rating looks like 2.5 amps or so.
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