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Hi All, my first post.
What range of accessories has a socket plate with large capacity terminals? I am about to run a 10mm2 SWA cable to a shed and the customer has asked if I can put a couple of sockets in weather-proof enclosures along the route. Can any socket's terminals take 2 x 10mm2 or must I do some clunky choc block lash up?
 
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Hi All, my first post.
What range of accessories has a socket plate with large capacity terminals? I am about to run a 10mm2 SWA cable to a shed and the customer has asked if I can put a couple of sockets in weather-proof enclosures along the route. Can any socket's terminals take 2 x 10mm2 or must I do some clunky choc block lash up?
 

Pete999

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Wire the SWA into a garage type CU, fuse down to a 20A OCPD and connect the sockets unto that in 2.5mm2, rocket science it is not.
 

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Hi All, my first post.
What range of accessories has a socket plate with large capacity terminals? I am about to run a 10mm2 SWA cable to a shed and the customer has asked if I can put a couple of sockets in weather-proof enclosures along the route. Can any socket's terminals take 2 x 10mm2 or must I do some clunky choc block lash up?
You're not frightening me.....but someone's up for grabs.
 
Hi All, my first post.
What range of accessories has a socket plate with large capacity terminals? I am about to run a 10mm2 SWA cable to a shed and the customer has asked if I can put a couple of sockets in weather-proof enclosures along the route. Can any socket's terminals take 2 x 10mm2 or must I do some clunky choc block lash up?
Oh Dear.....Just get someone to do the work that actually know what they are doing
 

FatAlan

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Chaps. I believe if you read the op he’s talking about tapping into the 10mm SWA on route to the shed, not what’s happening at the shed end.
 

Pete999

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Chaps. I believe if you read the op he’s talking about tapping into the 10mm SWA on route to the shed, not what’s happening at the shed end.
Yes just picked up on that well spotted.
 

telectrix

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thinl it would need the SWA glanding into and out of an external double socket back box and tapped off to socket with 6.0mm tails.
 
I personally wouldn’t cut the s.w.a , Take it as one piece length all way down to the shed end and terminate in the consumer unit . Are you sure you require 10mm I almost always exclusively use 4mm or 6mm for shed hook ups (2.5mm if it’s just a socket and light).
Anyway back to the question... then just take some 2.5mm s.w.a feeds from the shed to feed some exterior sockets.
Much easier to terminate
 
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Hi All, my first post.
What range of accessories has a socket plate with large capacity terminals? I am about to run a 10mm2 SWA cable to a shed and the customer has asked if I can put a couple of sockets in weather-proof enclosures along the route. Can any socket's terminals take 2 x 10mm2 or must I do some clunky choc block lash up?
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