Use a 250 VAC socket for 120V power


I live in canada and I'm trying to build some DIY audio gear.

I'm using a toroid (115, 2x15v)

And this socket to go with it

Is this okay? How about the fuse? Do I need to use a 250v 10A fuse?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

P.S. (residential voltage on canada is 120v)

Best Answer

That connector is rated to handle up to 250 Volts at 10 Amp.

It is the same type of connector that is used on desktop computers and many other things these days. It is certainly appropriate to use it for 120 VAC, as we have in Canada.

The fuses should be rated to suit your application, but not more than 10 Amp.