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
closed as off-topic by Marcus Müller, Dave Tweed♦ Mar 29 '18 at 17:21
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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.
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.