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  1. Pinners27

    fused spur to garage and outdoor socket

    i had an electrician out and they fitted a switched fused spur on to an existing double gang socket in my kitchen to run power out to my garage. At a later date another electrician then ran another outdoor socket off of the double gang socket. I'm now having some new patio doors installed and...
  2. M

    USB Voltage out of fused box

    I'm looking to run an led light directly from mains power. I currently have a socket with phone charger plugged in to power it. But it looks ugly and sticks out. I'd like to chop the plug off and wire it directly into a fused box. Any advice on what I'd need for this? 12v fused socket? Or do I...
  3. D

    Safest way to add a fused spur?

    I have 3 cables going to a double socket (original socket in a new build, I haven't changed it). To spur off this and add an FCU I would've thought I would've had to obviously add a 4th. There are already 3 cores under each screw, feels like 4 might be 'cramming' which worries me. What's the...
  4. C

    working with fused connection unit

    Hello all, I would appreciate some advice on safely working with wires downstream of a fused connection unit (FCU). Some background: An electrician added some lighting in my loft. It appears that he tapped off of the smoke alarm circuit (since the lights go out if I isolate the breaker in...
  5. C

    Additional fused spur

    As a rank amateur at electrics I had hoped to have an electrician complete the mains connection to my low voltage garden lighting. Owing to the lockdown this isn’t possible so I’m going to have a go. Question - I already have a fused spur, fed from a double socket, to feed an outdoor garden...
  6. L

    Fused spur on ring main

    Hi All, and thanks in advance for reading my question. I have soent the last 30 mins searching online without an answer to y question. My kitchen is currently being rewired. The hob is going to run off a fused switched spur. The switched spur is currently wired directly into the kitchen ring so...
  7. Pretty Mouth

    Lighting from fused spurs

    Evening all. Your thoughts please: I was helping out another spark today. The job was to spur from a ring final to a 13A fused spur, to feed several sockets and some lighting in a loft conversion. For the lights (regular common or garden pendant sets) he asked me to fuse down further to 3A...
  8. B

    2 fused spurs

    Hi I wondered if anyone can offer some advice we bought a house and replaced the alarm, the installer said he would need to install a fuse spur. A year later we found another fused spur in the bedroom which once I removed the fuse it cut the power to the alarm. Is it ok to have 2 fused spurs?
  9. B

    Fused spur question

    Hi guys, I’m running some power outside. There is a socket inside the lounge and I want to switch a supply from this out. I was thinking of a 13A FCU Next to the socket. Then out the back to an outside 2 gang socket (IP66) My main question is do I NEED to fuse down again for some lights if...
  10. D

    Problems fitting Fused Timer Spur Switch

    I purchased a 7 day timer fused spur switch to replace a standard fused spur on a downstairs wc electric towel radiator. It seemed like it would be a simply swap out. However, it looks like the water supply earth bonding is connected into here and uses a thicker earth cable than the new spur...
  11. S

    Convert non-fused 3 pin to fused 3 pin

    Hi, I bought a car battery charge from the internet and it came with a non-fused 3 pin plug which I don't feel comfortable with so want to change it to a fused 3 pin. Question is what amp would I need to add to the plug? Here are some details about the charger I bought: -Input Voltage...
  12. N

    LED batton connected to a fused plug

    Hi ive bought an LED strip light to replace and ‘old fashioned’ one which is in my loft. The existing is wired via a fused plug to a socket in the loft the new light is double insulated and unlike the old one doesnt need an earth. Am i ok still connecting it to a fused plug with maybe a 3 amp...
  13. K

    SWITCHED FUSED Connection unit

    Hi looking for some advice any help much appreciated. My combi boiler is connected to a switched fused Connection box which has a 3amp fuse in it. Then a cable from the switched box went straight to the boiler I've disconnected the cable straight to the boiler and put it too a double socket and...
  14. J

    UK Protect Fused Spur?

    Hi I’ve got an aluminium flexible duct from a cooker hood extractor which runs right next to a Switched Fuse Spur (3amp fuse) Do you think I need to protect it from the heat generated in the duct? Thanks
  15. D

    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  16. L

    Installing Ducting for kitchen hood + Fused spur for oven and hob ?

    Hi all, I have recently had a new hood installed and need to install some ducting. I live in a flat with loft access its a 1 up 1 down. I'd like to run the ducting straight up into the loft and then out through the soffit. Can someone please recommend makes of vents, ducting to use? And also...
  17. C

    RCD fused spur suitable or not?

    Good Evening All, I have been asked by the family of some elderly neighbours to install a socket in an understairs cupboard for a small chest freezer and add a lighting point in the same cupboard. Installation is protected by a Wylex 3036 rewireable board so had no rcd protection and the...
  18. Z

    UK Fused Switch vs Isolator

    My oven has a switch above it, I think this is called an isolator switch, but my dishwasher and washing machine have a fused switch. My question is why wouldn't you put a fused switch above the oven also? wouldn't this make accessing and replacing the fuse easier? Installation was done at the...
  19. B

    Domestic Fused Spur from supply

    Looking to wire an electrical fire (2Kw convector heater) which is fitted with LEDs (separate supply) can I use a single spur or would I have to have 2 separate spurs? Thanks in advance
  20. Pretty Mouth

    Ring finals and fused spurs

    Evening all. The OSG says "As a rule of thumb for rings, unfused spur lengths should not exceed 1/8 the cable length from the spur to the furthest point of the ring.". Okay, so what is the maximum length for a fused spur then? I don't seem to be able to find the answer in the OSG or BBB...
  21. Lwols

    a Fused Digital Timer Spur switch

    Hi all, (Just reposting, there was some confusion, I was mistaken for a domestic electrician, I'd like to think I have basic understanding, but I'll stick to carpentry!) There were some great replied on the original thread, but I thought id post again, with the info I posted, you never know...
  22. Lwols

    Fused Digital Timer Spur Switch

    Hi all, Would somebody draw a diagram of how they believe a Fused Digital Timer Spur switch should be installed. A bit of information; There are 6 floor standing outdoor LEDs. 1.5mm SWA feeding each and routed back to the consumer unit. Shall be protected by a 6amp Wylex RCBO. Thanks in...
  23. D

    Domestic Seeking advice re oven change - double socket to fused spur

    Hi, I'm looking to replace my electric single fan oven. It is plugged into a double socket, the other socket having the gas hob plugged into it, and this double socket is wired to a 13a switched fused spur. Looking at the ovens in my price range I can see some that include a plug and can be...
  24. W

    Domestic Fused Spur For LED TV

    Hi, Hoping to get a 2nd opinion please. We are fitting out a new room and will be wall mounting the TV. We want all connections to be hidden behind the TV. The problem is that a standard mains socket and plug is too deep behind the TV so TV sticks out too far. Currently, in another room...
  25. A

    Electrician Can i connect 2 sockets to a fused socket and this inturn to a other fused socket

    There is a double socket on the wall where the main feed comes in and this is then connected to a none switch fused socket. Iv'e been told i can add a other fused switched socket and connect both together then run 2 additional sockets off the fused switch one?
  26. D

    Trainee Single Pole Fused Spur From Ring Main

    I have two cables for wall lamps (1mm T+E) going to one of the socket in the back of the TV. These lamps will be controlled with smart bulbs with a little remote control or/and an app on the phone, no need of wall switch. I'm considering to use the 47mm double metal box to host a modular single...
  27. S

    Domestic Am I qualified for fused spur

    Hi all, I’ve got a friend who’s a fully qualified electrician, and today we got into a discussion, I install intruder alarms, I have completed my level 2 electrical science and installation, and 6 months ago completed the more relevant course of “mains compliance” qualification, mainly so I...
  28. B

    Fused connection unit

    2 Questions, 1. 2.5mm T+E on radial, 20A breaker feeding 1 FCU that feeds water heater, can I come off this FCU with another FCU to feed a heater? 2. 2.5mm ring main, consisting off FCU and sockets all on ring, can I come off one of these FCU to feed a FCU spur?
  29. Brian Murdoch

    neutral in Live Load on Fused Spur

    has anyone any experience of this. The boiler is 14 years old and has only just gone wrong. when the boiler engineer looked at it he found there was 240v between the neutral and earth inside the boiler unit.
  30. O

    Fixed installation back to a plug or fused spur

    I have been asked to fit a set of electric gates and some garden lighting to a property. I'm working behind the guy doing the indoor electrics. He is talking about me wiring the gates back to a plug and the garden lighting to a fused spur. Question is do I issue a minor works certificate for...
  31. D

    Install one gang Sonoff to fused socket

    Hello I have a few of these installed around the house and work absolutely brilliantly. Just wondering if below is feasible and how I would achieve it. I have a fused switch that controls the outside lights wired as per below: I would like to replace with a one gang Sonoff switch: Is...
  32. J

    Non electrician: advice about socket connected to a fused switch

    Hi all I have a single socket behind my fridge freezer that is inaccessible and so has a fused switch connected to it for easy access to turn on and off. I have been using a 2 gang adapter on this socket so that I can run my chest freezer of it as well. Would it be possible to change the...
  33. P

    Non-Electrician: Switch Fused Connection Unit Light Not Working

    The neon light on my flat-plate/switched fused connection unit doesn't come on when I use the washing machine. The machine still works - but does the fact that the light doesn't come on mean something is wrong? Do I need to get an electrician in?
  34. Daniel Shepherd

    Domestic Two fused spurs from one current socket?

    Hi, I'm doing some work on a room I want to convert into an office space. It currently has three sockets in it. One has two neutral and two live wires connected to the socket, the other two have 3 live an neutral wires (this wiring is done circa mid 60's we think. I plan to add about 2000kw...
  35. I

    Honeywell 2 amp fused connection unit

    Just a quick questiin can i use a 3 amp for a 2A fused connection unit the factory manuel is saying 2 amp full stop is this 100% or can i use a 3 amp i would of thought this would be sufficiant and then wired to a 6 amp breaker? Never done a alarm system before so making sure as dont want to pop...
  36. 1Justin

    Best value fused switch plus 2 module type 2 SPD?

    Has anyone done this yet on a budget? I'm pricing a job to run a submain off a TN-S. I'll need a fused switch incorporating SPD alongside in the same enclosure. Price sensitive. Thinking of a budget Lewden off the shelf fused switch (in 4 module enclosure), ditching the enclosure and buying 6...
  37. Sparky10

    Main Fused Switch isolator

    Came across this on an install today and wondering if its correct, Main Fuse was 100A, cables going into a meter then from a meter into a 63A switched fused isolator, Then 16mm Armoured from isolator into fuse board about 15m away. now i'm confused as to why its 100A Main fuse - 63A isolator...
  38. S

    adding fused FCU to radial circuit in kitchen

    Hi, I am fitting a new kitchen and would like to know if it's ok to connect switched 13amp FCU onto a radial circuit. The kitchen has a radial circuit with 4 x double sockets fitted - 2.5 twin and earth cable. I would like to add 4 x 13amp switched FCU's - one from each double socket so as I can...
  39. D

    Turn me on, fused out with dodgy light fitting!

    Looking for assistance and advice. I have damp coming in my ceiling and it caused one of my lights to short taking out all the lights in my house. I changed the main fuse and turned the socket off for the dodgy light but still it keeps randomly making the 'popping' noise and I am worried about...
  40. A

    Domestic Swap fused spur for Single Socket

    Hi I'd like to swap a 13a fused spur for a single 13a socket as we're never going to put a fireplace in and just want to have less wire clutter. I've swapped sockets over before without an issue but what's confused me here is that there are 2 sets of wires going into the socket (see picture)...
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