maximum ratings - Dangers of overloading a 2.5A rated plug

Got an old soviet samovar (tea kettle) and wanted to put a new plug on it as the sovet one doesn't plug into proper EU sockets.I have a 2.5 A / 255v ungrounded plug, which I can use, but an curious as to how much current these plugs can actually take.Likly the samovar is 2kW, so there will be short periods of 8ish amps boi going through it. And so far I haven't noticed it heating up. Do you suspose that the plug is save? I opened the kettle itself and the inside is clearly more scary and dangerous than the plug sovet safety standards and age o...Read more