steam cleaner and electric


hello all
i have a steam cleaner that needs a new cable it currently has a 2.5mm cable attatched to a ip44 commando plug
is this cable and plug over kill for this machine or can i change the cable and plug to a more normal size say 1.5 and a normal 13amp plug
the model is hear for info karcher hds 745
http://www.karchershopuk.com/acatalog/HOT_WATER__STEAM_CLEANERS.html
sorry to sound vague but i have only just purchased this machine second hand
thanks for any advice
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"William Teach" wrote:

I am not an electrician, but as the connected load of the HDS 745 is 3.2kW then I think it needs an industrial plug and heavy duty cable. An immersion heater is usually around 3kW, and a 1.5mm cable and 13 amp plug are not suitable for that.
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The maths show 3.2kW at 230 volts gives 13.91 amps. Forget the normal plug and socket, you need a dedicated 16 amp MCB to supply the power.
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thanks to all who replied ill get a new 2.5mm cable and commando and get a electrican to rewire the garage thanks for all your help
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