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I want to ask two questions done go on title. I'm from India.

  1. Can I connect 15 ampere switch in 5 ampere socket.
  2. If I want to replace a 5 ampere socket to 15 ampere will the 15 ampere socket work properly for with the same input wire used for 5 ampere socket.
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I'm not sure I understand what you're asking in your first question. Are you asking if you can use a switch rated for 15A in a 5A rated circuit? – Comintern Apr 8 '14 at 2:07
I don't know Indian electrical outlets specifically, but many outlets (sockets) have different shapes for different amp loads and you will not be able to put a 5 A plug in a 15 A socket. – K.A Apr 8 '14 at 2:57
@Comintern Yes, I want you know that in my first question – user2901981 Apr 8 '14 at 7:45
Are your switches fused switches? You don't want to remove any safety protection that prevents more than 5 amps from going on the wiring. – BMitch Apr 8 '14 at 14:25
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  1. Yes but No.

    You can plug into a 5A socket an appliance or lead that contains a switch rated at 15A.

    You can use a 15A switch to turn on/off an appliance rated at 5A.

    However the appliance connected must not draw more than 5A - it's rating must not exceed 5A.

  2. No

    You cannot normally increase the rating of a socket without running a thicker wire back to the main fusebox/consumer-unit.

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