I have in the veranda of my house a normal lightswitch which is fused. I have always been concerned that although the outside is covered, if some rain water came down the walls due to a leak, then I would have a problem. I have bought an external switch but I am confused as to why the original switch is fused? I want to swap it over but I am unsure how to and do I still need a fused switch? I have put socket extensions and lighting extensions so my knowledge is OK but this has got me. Please help as to how I go about changing the switch over. Thanks.
It sounds like the supply to this light has been taken from the sockets, maybe because it was easier, maybe because it would give rcd protection. Nothing wrong with that as long as it has been fused down to 5A or less, hence your fused switch. Take your switch back & ask to swap it for a outdoor switched fuse spur. (i.p 65)
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