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Good evening, and welcome to the Technical section in Just Answer, an independent paid question and answer platform that matches customers' questions to experts in various skills. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you today.I'm sorry to hear of your overheating socket problem. So that I can give you the best assistance, You said that it's drawing more than 2800 Watts; how many Watts is it drawing?
Ah, my sincere apologies - I misread your post. I failed to see the "not" in "not drawing".A 2800W load will draw around 11.5 amps. This should be within the capability of the socket and the plug, but there several things that can each lead to overheating:1. Poor termination of either live or neutral inside the plug top.2. Poor termination of either live or neutral at the connection of the supplyto the socket outlet;3. Old and tired sprung terminals for the plug top pins, in the socket outlet.4. Poor connection of the fuse with its contacts inside the plug top.I would start by opening up the plug top and checking that everything is in order. If it is, then isolate the circuit that the socket outlet is on, and do the same check with the cable connections to that.
13.83 amps should still be within the capability of the socket and the plug top. There's a high-resistance connection somewhere.How many hours per day is the appliance in use?
In that case it's deemed to be a fixed appliance, and it shouldn't be connected via a socket outlet. Moreover, it should be on a dedicated radial circuit. You can make a major and quick improvement by removing the plug top, replacing the socket outlet with a switched fused connection unit, and connecting the appliance to that.https://www.screwfix.com/p/mk-logic-plus-13a-switched-fused-spur-flex-outlet-white/13479