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New My 0.02A
Going by the patent it seems they stuffed a Buss-style fuse inside the plug. Given you have 2 donor devices, grind down one of the plugs until you get to the fuse and you may be able to figure out what rating they used (from another post I found, the blue part is just a mold over the plug to prevent you from replacing the fuse.)

Barring serious problems with your electric supply (but then you would be grossing in light bulbs too), I would consider the things defective. A motor does not need a fast blowing fuse and any electronics are behind a DC converter. The only thing I can think of is that they undersized the fuse to limit current draw by a jammed motor but forgot the surge when the motor reverses combined with the upward creeping US voltage (ours is now 123V) and cut things too close.

As to what the fuse is really there for:
A fuse will react to rapid failure conditions, and current increase over its capacity, and will protect components upstream from the motor, such as the cordset.
:-/

PS. from the manual
AVOID the use of extension cords, power strips, power taps, outlet style air fresheners or other cord connected device, as these devices may overheat and cause a fire hazard.
- Quick - go unplug everything connected via a cord (including these fans)! ;-)

PPS. Welcome to the sticks!
New They must be reselling these from China.
Chinese stuff always looks really good - but it often doesn't work.

A low power fan needs a fuse "like a fish needs a bicycle". The Chinese are probably also selling these in Europe, where fuses may be required, and the voltage there is double, so the amperage is half.

And yes, the creep. Not just voltage. In times past electric power was at 50 CPS (50Hz now), but the distribution equipment was getting old and couldn't meet the demand. The power companies moved to 60 CPS because the transformers could handle more power at the higher frequencies. That's why aircraft use 400 CPS so the transformers they need are much lighter.

Also in music. A 400 has creeped up to A 440. Makes singing old stuff difficult at the high notes.

Some people resisted this change. A relative described to me an elderly lady they knew who refused to buy a new clock, and adjusted her 50 cps clock twice a day.
New I understand why the power freq shifted, but why music?
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Drew
New But why music?
Some orchestras liked to present a slightly sharper sound than others, and it just kept creeping up until 440 became the standard. One of the Russian orchestras, I think St. Petersberg, likes a different sound, and tunes a bit below 440.
New More on that
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Bah, paywall
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Drew
New Unrelated:
It's amazing how quick the NY Times site is with JavaScript turned off.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New OK, now that I've read it ...
Pieces were written based on what the human performers could physically handle. (Speaking of opera here, orchestral is a somewhat different issue.) Unless human anatomy has significantly changed in the last 2-3 centuries, I don't imagine people's vocal chords are yet capable of significantly higher ranges.

And more "brilliance" and "excitement" ... Maybe the piece isn't intended to be that brilliant and exciting, else it would have been written in a higher key.
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Drew
New Does singing develop like sports? Athletes regularly do stuff thought impossible a few decades ago.
New Thought about that, but I don't think so
Pitch and resonance are related to the physical volume of the anatomy. Unless skulls and chests and throats have changed, I don't see why natural ranges would change.
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Drew
New Just like running speed and jump height/length are related to bone and muscle...
New But we've gotten taller, which would make natural ranges lower not higher
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Drew
New A strange recording . . .
Some years ago I bought a recording of Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffman" (Tales of Hoffman), which turned out to be very strange indeed. It was recorded in Argentina, by an orchestra I'd never heard of. In fact, the only name I recognized was Peter Maag, the once famous conductor who suddenly disappeared, and was found years later in a Buddhist monastery near Hong Kong.

The orchestra sounds like something off old 78s. There's a whole lot of stage noise, but the voices are recorded very well. For a critical part, the wind-up singing doll, they hired an aging soprano just a few months from retirement.

Could she still sing the part? She brought down the house. That was Mady Mesplé, who's specialty was a very strong voice in registers other sopranos couldn't even get to. She died last year at 89.

That's the way to end your career all right. "Gather round girls, and listen to what you will never be able to do."
New archive.is.your.friend
Heh, anyone remember the old "GIYF" acronym...? :-( Anyhoo, as I was saying: https://archive.is/SkvPI
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who Apparently Still Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
New I think it is a UK thing only
https://www2.theiet.org/forums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=205&threadid=35752

They appear to supply the entire house from a single circuit requiring lower rated fuses on each appliance. AFAIK, no one on the Continent does it that way (although I'm not going to stick my hand in the fire as to what is possible in the former Comecon parts...)
     Plug replacement safety sanity check - (crazy) - (23)
         what happens when you put a surge protector between fan and outlet -NT - (boxley) - (1)
             Not done it yet - (crazy)
         You shouldn't need a fused plug. - (Another Scott) - (5)
             Ok. Thanks -NT - (crazy)
             Tested it out - (crazy) - (3)
                 Why would the fan ever reverse? - (drook) - (2)
                     Re: Why would the fan ever reverse? - (scoenye) - (1)
                         For another penny per device in additional coding they could probably fix that -NT - (drook)
         My 0.02A - (scoenye) - (14)
             They must be reselling these from China. - (Andrew Grygus) - (13)
                 I understand why the power freq shifted, but why music? -NT - (drook) - (11)
                     But why music? - (Andrew Grygus)
                     More on that - (malraux) - (9)
                         Bah, paywall -NT - (drook) - (8)
                             Unrelated: - (malraux) - (6)
                                 OK, now that I've read it ... - (drook) - (5)
                                     Does singing develop like sports? Athletes regularly do stuff thought impossible a few decades ago. -NT - (CRConrad) - (3)
                                         Thought about that, but I don't think so - (drook) - (2)
                                             Just like running speed and jump height/length are related to bone and muscle... -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                                                 But we've gotten taller, which would make natural ranges lower not higher -NT - (drook)
                                     A strange recording . . . - (Andrew Grygus)
                             archive.is.your.friend - (CRConrad)
                 I think it is a UK thing only - (scoenye)

I suspect that this sword is forged.
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