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So I have been asked to install 2 garden post lights in and I was going to use a 3 amp fcu from the ring using 2.5mm then into a juntionbox with 1.5mm swa burried more than 600mm deep and concrete the posts in the ground. Just wondering if this was the correct way before I start ?
 
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Why 1.5mm for 3A? Is it a long run?
 

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There is nothing stopping you from using 1mm or 1.5mm. If you already have some 1.5mm then there is not much point in buying some 1mm.
 

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There is nothing stopping you from using 1mm or 1.5mm. If you already have some 1.5mm then there is not much point in buying some 1mm.
I hadn't realised 1.0SWA was still available, I've only ever seen it in some old installations.
 

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I hadn't realised 1.0SWA was still available, I've only ever seen it in some old installations.
That probably explains why hes not using 1mm then.. :tearsofjoy:
 

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What have cable manufacturers got against 1.0mm SWA???
 

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When I installed almost identical posts to the ones in that picture,they were secured to the concrete by drilling rather than being concreted in
I ran swa to a conduit box and flex up the post
 
Some of the slimmer bollard lights are too thin to fit a conduit box in. These look very similar to the last set of these I had to install...caught me out, ended up using resin Y joints buried adjacent to bollard, with a tail up into the bollard connected directly to the lampholder.
 

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