Hi there, this is probably a bit of a silly question but just wondering whether or not the pics look OK for a new RCD socket wiring please?
My concern is with the slightly exposed copper near to the terminals. Especially for the live. As you can tell, I'm new to the electric side of things!
The issue I've got is that the cable is a 2.5mm core cable, which was recommended by a local electrician's retailer but is really thick to work with/manipulate, and the insulation sleeves won't fit inside the terminals.
Hi Mr White, thanks for your reply. The other end is connected to an outdoor socket, so it enables me to plug into the mains as and when required. It's just like the one in the Ultimate Handyman's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYyGpte8QY0
That's much better. The rule of thumb is if you can see copper of the core it's not right. In an ideal world you should not see any copper what so ever, that said the amount you can see is so small I would not worry about it. It is also nice to see you have the cord grip done up.
Now do you want the "not so good" news? The person in the establishment from where you purchased the cable gave you the wrong information, either he did not know, or did not ask the correct questions.
The 2.5mm flex that you have can quite easily carry 23A. The fuse in the RCD plug will only be 13A at most. You could have used a 1.5mm flex instead as that can quite easily carry 17A and would have cost less and be easier to put into the RCD plug. That's 1.5mm NOT 1mm
Thanks Mr White, that's a really helpful reply. Next time, I'll be sure to double-check on here before heading to the shops, but I'm relieved to hear I don't need to go running anywhere to replace things just yet! Cheers again.
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