Hi Just after a little help please - nice easy one for someone :-) I'm fitting a oven hood which has live and neutral (no earth) and the booklet informed me I need a 3amp fused double pole switch. I've got a double and single socket where I would like the double pole switch to go but I'm confused how the connection should be made to the mains.
The double pole switch has 2 x live/neutral/earth (supply & load)
I assume it gets connected to the double plug but how?
Likely not permitted. The main way of wiring in the UK is what we call a final ring. One is allowed a single item spurred from the final ring. But only one item. The idea is the fuse in the plug or FCU will stop overload as long as there is only a single item. The only way to have more is if that single item is FCU in which case you can then add many more items after that.
I have looked at the restrictions to posting pictures on this forum and I am not prepared to jump through the hoops. If you want pictures try another forum.
Hi, as this is a kitchen any wiring alterations/additions are covered by LA Building regs part p which effectively means not legal DIY. However if as you say single socket is where you want the hood then why not change it for a Fused Connection Unit(previously known as a switched /fused spur) with a 3Amp fuse these have the required double pole switch with 3mm breaking clearance and would be a non-alteration to the wiring so imho not reportable work. regards Sparx
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