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Postby tpedriver » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:51 pm

I was thinking about fitting a imersion heater as backup. Can they be wired into a socket circuit or do they need there own separate feed?
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Postby ericmark » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:17 pm

Not normal but up to 3Kw could be supplied from ring main. As a back-up OK but not really if normal use although nothing really says no.

Postby sparx » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:25 pm

3 kW fixed load should normally go on own 16A circuit, as recommended in regs.
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