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FCU as light switch?

Postby antiNa » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:37 pm

The supply to the outdoor light at my property is a spur from the ceiling rose in the living room run to a switch and then to the light itself. The neutrals are joined with a connector behind the switch. No problems there but I'd like to have a means of isolating the light if anything goes wrong so I can work on it.

Is it allowable to just replace the light switch, at shoulder height, with a switched FCU and use that as the on/off switch instead? The FCU having proper terminals for all three core wires instead of the current nylon connector for the neutrals makes more sense to me.

Tis OK? Y or N?

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Postby collectors » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Yes! it is actually better as you will isolate both live & neutral. Pop a 3amp fuse in the spur.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:46 am

also better as you'd be fusing it down from 6Amp to 3Amp.
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