I want to add an additional 2 gang socket to a corner of my front room, the socket I was going to feed it has 1 cable entrying into the back box so I am assuming this is a spur socket. I used a continuinity tester and have traced the cable back to to a socket where there a 3 cables connected to it so I am confident this socket is on the ring and feeding the original spur socket. I have been told that I could used the first spur to feed my new spur if i connected a fused spur socket between the original spur with the 1 cable in and the additional new spur I now want in the far corner. Can anyone please tell me if this now conforms to the new regulations as I always thought a spur socket could not be used to feed additional sockets. Kevin Conboy
You are technically correct. You can not supply a spur from a spur. BUT if you change the first (spur) from a socket to a fused connection unit, you can then have as many sockets as you like as they will all be supplied from the fused connection unit.
I have found the grid system helps when adding sockets, I wanted to extend a spur so turned into double socket back box, used a 4 slot grid plate with a single socket, fuse and switch in the plate, so all sockets now protected by 13A fuse both original and extras.
I use the LAP grid from Screwfix as simple click in place.
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