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Heated Propagator plug

Hi everyone, my mum just gave me her old 60cm Ward heated propagator but the plug was cut off for some reason. 
Would anyone have an idea of the plug I need for it?? There is no information about wattage on the thing itself so have no idea what amp plug I need.
Also has no lid but I think I will just full it with smaller propagators to start off my peppers etc.
Was delighted when she pulled this huge thing out of the shed for me  :)


  • DogmumDogmum Posts: 95
    Could you try looking at the details of a similar sized propagator?
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  • Propagators usually only take about 15 to 30 Watts, so a 3A fused plug should be fine.  Does it look like this 20W one on ebay in Eire?

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  • It does look a little like that, it's just pretty big, 60cmx30cm. I have also looked at others similar sized but can't find any info about the watts. Thank you the help. I'll grab a 3A tomorrow and see if it works :wink:
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,115
    Do plugs these days still have replaceable fuses? It's a while since I bought one. If they do, start with 3 amp and if it blows the fuse, go up to 5, then 13 or whatever's the next one up.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,971
    Even if the propagator was 100w it would require only a 1 amp fuse, so a 3 amp fuse would be best or a 5 amp would also be fine.
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  • Yes, the fuse in the plug is there primarily to protect against cable damage - the cable is only thin on these low-current devices, so there's a genuine risk of a fire if (say) the cable frayed and shorted, and there was a 13A fuse in the plug (in other words, the cable may start burning before the fuse blows.)
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  • Thanks everyone, got one today, wired it up and it works woohoo. This thing belonged to my Grandad so it's at least 35 years old, amazed it still works :smiley:
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