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  1. Bobby34

    Removing socket outlets

    Hi guys and girls, A client is moving their kitchen into another room that currently has a few sockets in it. The sockets are currently on a ring final circuit that covers every socket in the house. They've asked me to add sockets for the new kitchen so I am going to run a new kitchen circuit...
  2. sparks1234

    Marking up socket outlets

    this concerns commercial installations not domestic Is it now law according to new regulations to mark each socket with a circuit number
  3. a-z electrics

    Shaver skt with double outlets

    Anyone know if you can get a bathroom rated shaver socket with two 230v outlets (for 2 toothbrushes). Or alternatively smaller units? Or would it be ok to use both 115V and 230V skts simultaneously with two toothbrushes? They are such a lump arent they.. why can't they be smaller like the ones...
  4. oracle

    Irish socket outlets

    Been on holiday in Ireland for a week and every socket outlet in the flat is single unswitched. It's not an old flat and I realise it's acceptable I'm just so used switched sockets.
  5. gazdkw82

    Socket outlets On-site guide 18th edition

    I've searched and cannot find a breakdown of the A1,A2,A3 socket arrangements. Any ideas?
  6. P

    Two Pin Socket Outlets???

    Can anybody recommend a two pin 230V socket outlet suitable for charging electric toothbrushes? The nearest I have been able to find is a dual voltage shaver socket, but I don't really need the 110V as I don't use an electric shaver. The socket will be mounted within an enclosed airing...
  7. Strima

    Kitchen Island Socket Outlets

    I don't do a lot of domestic however SWMBO has decided she wants the kitchen sorting out next year. Part of the design is for a kitchen island and I'm looking at options for socket outlets. I don't really want any sockets at the end of units as the risk of kids snagging the cables etc are...
  8. John Lundrigan

    plugs and unswitched socket outlets used as isolators!

    Table 53.4 shows that plugs and unswitched socket outlets can be used as devices for isolation while carrying load current!. Functional switching can also be carried out in this way as well. Is this really a safe procedure? Am I interpreting this table incorrectly. Thanks Jonel
  9. loulew

    Opinions on USB Socket Outlets

    Just curious about everyones views and opinions on USB Socket outlets. I'm being asked more and more lately from customers about them, seems like they are starting to become very popular very quickly but i'm not quite sure how reliable they are just yet. I've fitted a fair few from leading...
  10. MerlinGremlin

    Do socket outlets in a Pub need to be RCD/RCBO protected!

    What are peoples thoughts on this, should socket outlets in the general public areas be RCD/RCBO protected? I believe they do and have put them down as a C2 on a recent EICR but recently got a phone call to say it's a C3!
  11. B

    2 gang socket with usb watch for them

    Horrible 2 gang switched socket with usb. Its very flimsey and has 2 earth terminals on the back for each socket that ARE NOT CONNECTED (by not connected I mean to each other each individual connection goes to one earth pin only) so watch for them. No suprise its from china on Ebay. White...
  12. mrhorse

    Amendment 3 RCD question...

    Hello everyone, Just getting familiar with the changes to BS 7671 brought in with Amendment 3. I have a question regarding Regulation 411.3.3 in particular. The Regulation states that an RCD should be provided for socket-outlets with a rated current not exceeding 20A for all installations...
  13. W

    Commercial Help explaining cable installation!

    Hi all I need help getting my head around wiring. I'm doing an assignment and in a large workshop I'd run swa. But am I correct in saying swa dosnt terminate in socket outlets and high bay lighting. My question is would I have to convert it to flex or twin and earth and if so how? Thanks
  14. J

    ring circuit why ?

    why do people use a ring circuit? i understand that the cable for example 2.5mm twin and earth can carry more current in theory another reason i can think of dont know if its why is the circuit may require a heavy use of socket outlets e.g an office using computers etc... but what other reasons...
  15. Resu

    European Sockets

    Hi all, my mum runs a B&B and has a lot of issues with European guests forgetting adapters, etc. and was wondering if fitting a European socket in the house would be ok? I'm yet to confirm the actual voltage in her house but can't see anything wrong otherwise? She's provided adapters in the past...
  16. T

    6 gang socket outlets

    I have a customer who would like 6 adjacent socket outlets installed in a kitchen. Obviously I can install 3 double socket outlets, but for neatness she would prefer one six-gang outlet. I think I've seen this in proprietary kitchen systems but can't find a generic one. Any recommendations?
  17. BillyTheSparks

    Bathroom Hairdryer

    Hello All Wise and Wonderful Persons!!!! :rofl: (only joking!) I am currently working in a house which is being complete refurbished. Whilst walking through the job with the client, he asked if it was possible to have a power supply for a hairdryer within the basin unit in the bathroom, so...
  18. R

    Domestic Radial Circuit

    Recently i have wired a small dwelling house. I have used 2.5 mm Wire for a radial circuit of 2 double and 2 single sockets. (probably the cable length of 35 m) I am a bit conscious to know whether it will work for longer time. or i will need to make it a ring circuit. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
  19. C

    socket heights(Scotland)

    I am looking for some advice regarding socket and switch heights in an extension where the 2 bedrooms have been extended and some of the existing sockets kept and the switch kept. Basically the building inspector has pulled the new socket heights up and I asked him to relax this as it is an...
  20. S

    Outdoor 32A 3ph sockets

    Hi guys hope you can help! This might be a stupid question but in your opinions do 32A 3ph IP67 sockets to feed some outdoor jet wash units at a car wash require RCD protection? Doing a quote for a bloke who's shall we say a bit "careful" with his money. The integrated ones are about £300...
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