I have 6Amp socket all around my home, but my washing machine has 16Amp plug. Can convertor be used to plug 16 Amp in 6 amp socket somehow? I am in India, so electricity is 240v50Hz


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The whole sense of having plugs with lower rating is that you shouldn't attach larger loads to that plug or circuit.

So, no.

  • \$\begingroup\$ so there so device like transformer convert low to high voltage kinda stuff \$\endgroup\$ – murmansk Mar 29 '18 at 17:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ What's unclear about "no"? \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Mar 29 '18 at 17:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's not a matter of voltage @murmansk. It's more about how much current will be drawn. \$\endgroup\$ – KingDuken Mar 29 '18 at 17:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KingDuken device has rated current as 0.6 amp, so i am thinking 16Amp to 6 amp plug convertor might work \$\endgroup\$ – murmansk Mar 30 '18 at 18:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm almost certain it doesn't draw 0.6 A. That would only be 144 W, not enough to make hot water in acceptable time. \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Mar 30 '18 at 19:05

Can I power a 16 A load on a 6 A socket?


Your sockets are rated to carry 6 A safely. If you connect a 16 A load they will overheat and risk fire.

Can I run the washing machine on a 6 A socket?

Yes if the washing machine draws less than 6 A. at 240 V this would be a maximum power of 240 x 6 = 1440 W. You will find this information on the rating plate.


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