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Raj010

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Hi everyone,

i am planning to add a switch going to one socket and from
That switch add a socket to plug in the downlights.!

since socket use 2.5mm cable and lights uses 1.5mm cables, not sure what cable should i use for this product. Not also sure if i need any fuse in between.!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated

thank you
 
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You might be just plugging in lights, but someone else might plug in a heavier load. The cable to a socket must always be capable of carrying the full load that the socket is rated at. What is intended to be plugged in is irrelevant.
 

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