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SimRan SM-250R step-down foreign travel converter (50W)
Home Maintenance and Structures
Electrical Systems
Electric Wire or Wiring Systems (Excl Panelboards Recept (4062)
A & J DISTRIBUTORS, INC    
Simran
SM-250R
 
 
Amazon
Unspecified
8/1/2016 This date is an estimate
Simran SM-250R step-down foreign travel voltage converter caused a fire. The product advertises voltage conversion for products not exceeding 50 Watts and is fuse protected. I was operating the product with a 45 Watts load. The fuse did not blow in the voltage converter. After about 15 minutes, the plastic casing melted and the product was very hot; smoke was rising. Since I was lucky to be nearby, I stopped the problem. The voltage converter may have a design flaw since it caught fire without the fuse blowing.
5/14/2019
School 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Unknown
Unspecified
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No
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No response from the vendor as of yet.
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