I had an electric water heater installed in my bathroom this morning. It uses a 16A plug but I only have 10A sockets in the bathroom (the only 16A in the apartment is high on the bedroom wall for an AC unit).
I know the hardware store sells powerstrips that can take 16A plugs, and which have 10A heads. The largest is rated to 4000w.
Would this be a safety hazard?
If yes, can I just replace the socket in the wall or do I need to get the whole damn thing rewired back to the fusebox?
- The heater's plug has a built-in fuse, the kind that pop-up and can
be reset, and says
10 mAon it.
- The heater offers 3 heating modes: 1000w, 1500w, and 2500w (the first 2 are individual heating elements, I assume)
- I have two breakers for the bathroom. One is dedicated to one outlet, the other to the lights and another outlet. Both are rated
230/400V 50Hz 6000w IEC 60898 GB 10963