adding light from 240v ring main via fused switch?


Postby alovella » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:11 pm

[b]Hi all, can anyone tell me if it's possible for me to have a cable coming from a wall socket to a fused light switch for a light? I'm sure you can providing it's correctly fused with a 5amp fuse as I need one in a large kitchen larder & without adding to much uneccessery work, the only option is for me to come off a double socket already in the larder? More to the point, is it also legal. Many thanks. Tony[/b]
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:03 am

[quote="alovella"][b]Hi all, can anyone tell me if it's possible for me to have a cable coming from a wall socket to a fused light switch for a light? I'm sure you can providing it's correctly fused with a 5amp fuse as I need one in a large kitchen larder & without adding to much uneccessery work, the only option is for me to come off a double socket already in the larder? More to the point, is it also legal. Many thanks. Tony[/b][/quote]

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you can have 1 spur off the ring main. if this socket is on the ring u
can spur off it 4 a light. use 3 amp fuse.
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Postby alovella » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:21 pm

[b]Thanks for that. Mmm just as I thought. I have done just that by spuring of the socket to a 5amp fused switch not 3 & fixed the new light but for the life of me I cannot get the light to work. I've checked and triple checked all the wiring & all show as live all the way to the switch where I have tested the switches current when off & on and works ok but despite putting in a buld or should I say tried several bulbs. It just will not light up. Could it be a faulty lighting rose? Like I said, there is current going to the lighting rose. Odd[/b]
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Postby hatchy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:11 pm

have u wired to the switch live on the ceiling rose?
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