Why does my rice cooker's power cable have 2 different amp ratings?
August 21, 2014 12:29 AM Subscribe
I need to replace the power cable for my rice cooker. The kitchen area of my apt is pretty small, and the cable was stupidly close to the stove and I burned a hole through the insulation. On the end of the cable that connects to the mains, it says 16a 250v while the end that plugs into the cooker says 10a 250v. The appliance itself is labeled as 10a 250v.
posted by pugg to Technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I ordered a replacement online that was just a 10a 250v cable like this
. I didn't realize it was different until after it arrived. Can I assume this is safe to use? I really don't know anything about electrical engineering and searching online didn't help.
If it matters, I live in Korea with a 220v mains.