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I wouldn't, I would install the item on it's own dedicated circuit
If easy to to do, but in some cases not so. The ring can take a 16A draw off it as from a spur using a MF junction box, and 2.5mm cable, is fine. These commercial plugs can do it, but boy are they clunky. But the ring would have to be dropped to a 20A mcb.
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Also using a Wylex 104 switch fuse which will take a 16A cartridge off the 32A ring and the above commercial socket and plug off the 104 switch.

Also splitting the ring into two 16A radials - if it can be done of course.

How have others got around it? Must be a number of ways. Many Continental appliances state 16A.
 

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If easy to to do, but in some cases not so. The ring can take a 16A draw off it as from a spur using a MF junction box, and 2.5mm cable, is fine. These commercial plugs can do it, but boy are they clunky. But the ring would have to be dropped to a 20A mcb.
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Also using a Wylex 104 switch fuse which will take a 16A cartridge off the 32A ring and the above commercial socket and plug off the 104 switch.

Also splitting the ring into two 16A radials - if it can be done of course.

How have others got around it? Must be a number of ways. Many Continental appliances state 16A.
A spur using MF JBs may sound OK but remember an FCU will have a 13Amp fuse in it,
 
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If easy to to do, but in some cases not so. The ring can take a 16A draw off it as from a spur using a MF junction box, and 2.5mm cable, is fine. These commercial plugs can do it, but boy are they clunky. But the ring would have to be dropped to a 20A mcb.
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Also using a Wylex 104 switch fuse which will take a 16A cartridge off the 32A ring and the above commercial socket and plug off the 104 switch.

Also splitting the ring into two 16A radials - if it can be done of course.

How have others got around it? Must be a number of ways. Many Continental appliances state 16A.

Absolutely NOT.

I suggest you consult the regulations, in particular 433.1.204

16A outlet - 16A radial.
 

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How have others got around it? Must be a number of ways. Many Continental appliances state 16A.
Basically we don’t “get around it” as you so charmingly put it. Anyone worth their salt will comply with BS7671. It is not allowed for the reasons above.
The ethos of a ring final is for distributed loads with a maximum of 13A on any point. See Appendix 15 for clarification.

Many continental appliances indeed state 16A. Jonny foreigner doesn’t indulge in ring finals and the standard circuit is a 16A radial. Which is what you need to install!
 
Was thinking of the Wylex switched fuse with 16A fuse in it off the ring, then the commercial 16A socket.
I have actually seen this done. It may be against 'regs' but electrically sound and safe. Only the one 16A appliance could use the socket outlet because of the commercial plug & socket.

Just wondering how people got around it without running a new radial back to the CU.

As I mentioned splitting the ring into two radials is an option. But this raises another flag. A 16A radial may have a number of 13A sockets in series on it. Either the 16A appliance can be hard wired into the radial, with cable outlet, or fit the commercial plug/socket.
 
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