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I’ve just installed an infrared heater for my conservatory. It’s plugged into a socket. The heater is happily running on the second heat setting (1600W) but when I turn it up to the high setting (2400W) after a while it trips the breaker.
Any suggestions on how to solve this please?
 
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MCB or RCD even though you put RCD in the title.
Questioning overcurrent so tell us characteristics of the circuit.
 
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Thanks for the swift replies and suggestions. I may have solved it though. Just had a quick look at my ‘handywork’ and the cable from the unit was pressed against a hot surface (guess that’s not ideal). I’ve re-routed the cable and so far touch wood it’s fine.
 
What you have described definitely isnt a good idea but unlikely to cause the problem you described unless it has actually damaged the cable. Are there any signs of thermal damage?
 
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