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    Question Help! Popping curcuits..

    Hello everyone..

    As you may know, I built my own Transformer a while back for my Japanese electric kettle.

    I am running into a bit of a problem with that and I am hoping that you guys can help me out..

    Because of a dodgy wiring job in our kitchen (to many lights and appliances on one curcuit) Almost every time I plug the transformer in to boil some water, I blow a fuse, Darn it!
    It only happens when plugging the transformer in, never while boiling water.

    Why?

    It's a 230 - 100v 2000VA transformer, made up by two 230 - 50+50v (2x 50v Sec. Coils) 1000VA Toroidal units connected in paralel. The Kettle is always Disconnected via a switch on the transformer when not in use and doesn't get switched on before the transformer is hooked up.
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    It is that surge when turning it on. Are "Slow Blow" fuses allowed or are you using circut breakers? Does it do it on any other circuts in the house?
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    Only the light circuit in the kitchen is affected.
    Well to be frank, I have no idea if our panel will accept slow blow fuses. These are the fuses we use: http://www.nettobuild.dk/media/catal.../-/2-010-0.jpg
    Mounted into a ceramic holder, which is then mounted into the panel.
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