Can I Create a Spur from an Isolated Socket?


Postby barlzy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:11 pm

Hello

Is it possible to spur from an isolated socket? I have a socket right in the middle of the wall which has a switch 5 feet away for an electric fire. socket would be ideal to spur from for my TV on the wall as I could fish straight down to it. Not sure of the regs please advise. I am aware that the socket would also be isolated by the switch.

Thanks.
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Postby ericmark » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:27 pm

We have radials, ring finals and spurs and the rules vary according to how that socket is fed.

I would expect if you swapped the switch for a switched fuse connection unit then you can likely add as many sockets as you like.

But can't be a 100% without further information. It may not need a FCU but I would say with a FCU you are safe.
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Postby ericmark » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:37 pm

I missed any new cable buried in the wall or new sockets need RCD protection. You can get RCD FCU but it all depends what you have to start with.
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