Shower cable ? for sparks


Postby Jeffmo » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:49 pm

as per previous ? Sparks my shower cable is only about 4mm and the run is about 6 metres , ( the shower is a mira sport i think it is rated at 9 or 9.5 kw ) it is clipped all way , i noticed though the cable does get quite hot when shower is in use .At the moment it is on a 40 amp mcb . Can you use your maths instead of mine to work out a fuse solution .My brain hurts with this house , glad i'm moving however i would not want the new owner to be in mortal danger even though its not me thats wired this wreck in the first place .Cheers mate .Regards Jeff
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Postby sparx » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:30 pm

Nothing to work out Jeff@ 9Kw it's going to draw 39.13Amps @ 230 V, 4mm clipped surface is rated @36A.... no wonder it gets hot .
8.2kw max if very short run, get a smaller shower or a bigger cable, no magic fusing solutions I'm afraid,
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