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13amp fused switch to normal 1 gang plug socket?

Postby MaxwellVolume » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:24 am

Can I convert a 13amp fused switch (I believe this used to be for electric heating) to a normal 1 gang plug socket?
Had an electrician over months ago to talk about something else and he tested these. They go on and off with the rest of the plugs so I assume nothing extra is needed?
Only thing that concerns me is that there is currently a fuse there, if I change to a single socket there won't be a fuse...
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Postby ericmark » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:18 pm

There will be a fuse in the plug so very likely a straight swap. However assuming is really not good enough I have seen where FCU (fused connection unit) is used on supplies which are not part of the ring final circuit.

I have seen them used for fans on lighting circuits so until investigated you will not know.
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