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    230/240vac 10.5a rated heat plate into Single Ph 32a commando socket

    Hi all, ist post: I have a portable appliance which is a temperature controlled heat plate, the input requirements are single phase 230/240vac 10.5a, the unit is designed and built in the US and is factory adapted for the UK market. The supplied flex that comes with the unit is 3.3 mm sq 3 core...
  2. haptism

    Gland for MK 32A commando plug

    Anyone know what gland for is needed a MK 32A commando socket to hold a flex ??? Its got a thread for a gland (see pics) I expect its a stuffing gland if using flex but its an odd size. Its for a commercial single phase oven 16Kw
  3. A

    Commando Socket Cable Size

    Hi I Don't Touch Industrial / Commercial Electrics As I've Never Worked On The Stuff! … I Have Asked A Electrician That Does Work In This Sector (Of Who I've Never Used Before) To Wire In 2x Commando Sockets For A Customer I Have... My Question Is Are The Cable Sizes / Breakers Adequate For...
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    32A commando socket without isolator

    Any issues with installing one of these without an isolator? The D.B is about 3 meters away and the commando socket will be mounted under a kitchen worktop for a coffee machine and there isn't enough room for an isolator.
  5. D

    16 amp commando sockets. 20 amp mcb on site guide as maximum value mcb

    Hello the on site guide lists 20 amp maximum mcb for 16 amps sockets. Having a debate with someone as to why this is? Why not 16amp mcb? I installed 20 amp mcb as it's for a car charger that charger's at 16amps for 8 hours and is not capable of pulling more than 16 amps but this has been pulled...
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    Minor works, fixed dwelling with commando input.

    Hi gents, I'm working on a container thats is ply lined and has lighting and power inside all run in plastic 20mm surface conduit. Protective device is a garage 2-way consumer unit with 30ma rcd main switch (already installed on arrival). The container is in middle of a field on a mod site -...
  7. driverman

    Baffled. Sewage eater.

    Hi Guys. wondered if any of you guys have installed one of these or similar. It's a Marsh External compressor housing. Basically it for pumping sewage away and into an underground plastic cess- pool. Ground worker put everything in when doing drains etc. SWA supply cable there and 2 x 16 amp...
  8. A

    Generator temp supply

    Hi there, new to the forum I have a querie - I am installing a 16a commando socket onto the side of a DB going through a change over switch. 1 side of the switch being mains fed and the other from my commando socket. however I have an issue, the commando socket with be fed from a generator and...
  9. E

    16a socket

    Hi all, hopefully just a quick one. Been asked to install a 16a commando socket in commercial premises for table saw. It will be on a dedicated 20A radial cct. Although the appliance is rated at 15A, it does state to allow for currents of up to 18A for start-up. So my question is relating to...
  10. J

    External Socket for mobility scooter

    HI can anyone assist please I am not an electrician and am not going to do the work myself but I need to get someone to install an external socket for my mum to charge her scooter with. The outside Sockets I have seen are too hard for her to open without help due to her disability, and I want...
  11. R

    Plug socket type on construction site?

    BGB (section 704) states that plug sockets on a construction site if over 16A must be commando type. Thats the only mention of sockets I can find, can I assume that 1363 sockets can be used in a temporary office area (probably a porter-cabin) that is generally waterproof etc? Thanks.
  12. G

    Welder "must be connected to a 30A fused spur"

    My old man just rang me wants to buy a welder but the manufacturers instructions say the welder has to be connected to a 30A fused spur, He hasnt bought it yet he said hes going to get more details for me tomorrow which ill post up, From what i gather this'll have to be on a dedicated circuit...
  13. marksparky

    rcd protection?

    hi folks just seeking clarification, am i right that rcd protection is not required, for example 16amp commando socket for roller door or a 3phase commando socket for a compressor? all cabling is run on the surface
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