How can I add two extra sockets in a room with only one existing socket?


Postby DIYelf » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:13 pm

I would ideally like to have two new sockets in my office, which currently only has one socket. I do not know where the next socket in the circuit could be as none of the walls of adjoining rooms have sockets. Is it at all possible to have more than one socket added in this instance, using the one existing socket? I understand I can add one socket on a spur. I would appreciate any help.
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Postby ericmark » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:38 pm

Question one is are sockets already RCD protected? If yes then get a FCU in no then get a RCD FCU and replace the existing socket with the FCU then you can add as many as you want from this.

It would be called a fused spur.
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Postby DIYelf » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:28 am

No RCD protection currently. I have seen RCD FCU double sockets as well as the plain fuse version, unless the sockets aren't what they are claiming. Perhaps the sockets aren't suitable to create a spur? It is great to know I can add the extra sockets I require. Thanks for your help.
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Postby ericmark » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:21 pm

If using surface cable you can use RCD sockets but in the main we bury cables so has to be RCD FCU or Ali-tube cable.
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