Pretty Pointless (or: Mad Marketing Hype)

Just noticed this electrical plug:

Excuse me – an “unbreakable fused” power plug!  Well – that’s pretty damn pointless isn’t it?  I thought the whole point of a fuse was that it would break the circuit in case of an over load.  Unbreakable fused – well – that basically means unfused – a basic plug in other words.

I couldn’t help myself but take it apart and inside I found…..

Well, don’t know about you – but that looks like a normal breakable fuse to me.  Not sure what is so unbreakable about it.  It’s a fuse.  Put more current through it than it was designed for and it will break.  It’s that simple and no marketing hype will change that.