What is the difference between the 10A and 16A sockets?

- Jun 10, 2019-

What is the difference between the 10A and 16A sockets?


With the emergence of more and more high-power appliances, people pay more attention to the problem of household electricity safety. The socket can be said to be a connection point where we are exposed to electricity, so we need to polish our eyes when selecting the socket. Usually when we are preparing for renovation, the decorator generally installs two kinds of sockets for us. One is 16A and the other is 10A. 

What is the difference between these two sockets? Today, JUNON switch & socket company takes you to find out.

What is the difference between the 10A and 16A sockets

1. The difference of Appearance

The 16A jack is wider than the 10A.


2. The difference of use

In terms of use, the 16A plug and the 10A plug are not universal, and the 10A plug can’t be inserted into the 16A socket, and of course not the reverse.


3. Copper parts’ difference

The 16A socket carries more than 10A sockets and uses more copper parts. 10A copper parts are generally made of phosphor bronze with a thickness of 0.6, while 16A copper parts are generally made of phosphor bronze with a thickness of 0.7, which is different.

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4. Tolerance range

The 16A socket can withstand the electrical power of less than 3,000 watts, while the 10A socket power is best controlled within 1800 watts, otherwise it is prone to accidents.

At present, the high-power appliances commonly used in homes are mainly air conditioners, induction cookers, water heaters, etc. If the withstand range of socket beyond the power of electrical appliance, it is easy to burn out fuses, fires, etc. So pay more attention when selecting the socket.


Now, most of the switch & sockets on the market are mainly 10A, and the 16A specification appears rarely. However, for safety reasons, it is still necessary to use the 16A socket when decorating.


If the power of the appliance is high and the general power exceeds 2500w, it is better to use the 16A socket separately to ensure safety. When choosing a 16A socket, we must also look at the product quality. If it is a less known and inferior brand product, an accident may occur. The final injury is still with the family. Remember that "quality" is also very important!


After all, not all products can enter your eyes, but JUNON can. With 36 years’ experience on manufacturing of switch and socket, distribution box and LED lights. It has mature production technology, fashion touch with the times, saturated technical achievements, and a heart to protect you. Many series of products are launched by JUNON have 16A switch & sockets, a variety of styles to choose from. In short, what style you want to match, we have products that are paired with you.

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