light taken from a socket


Postby fisha » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:46 pm

can a light be wired directly from the end of line of a radial socket circuit, any info would be great
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Postby sparx » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:32 pm

This is often done by using a Fused Connection Unit (fused spur), either next to the socket (unswitched type) and run in 1.5mm or run direct from socket in 2.5mm to a switched FCU using switch to control light wired from FCU in 1.5mm, commonly done for add on conservatories etc.
In either case fit a 3A fuse,
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Postby moggy1968 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:34 pm

your switched fused connector should also be of the RCD type if you intend to bury the cable in the wall and the circuit isn't already RCD protected. Also you should be aware of the regs for doing this in any 'special locations'
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Postby fisha » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:25 pm

thanks guys
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