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chrisgc

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I know people have different methods but I was wondering would you count an FCU (feeding a single socket for an appliance) as a point?

In my head I dont count light switches, but I would count single socket = 1, double socket = 1, Ceiling rose = 1, Each downlight connection = 1.

Just not sure about FCU's?
 
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TPES

I count anything that draws a load, sockets, lights etc... I don't class isolators as a point, an FCU isolating a single socket below kitchen worktop would be 1 point.
 
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chrisgc

Oh and out of interest - do you guys count 2 gang socket as 2? I personally think its one - not sure if there is anything official wording from the scheme providers at all though.
 
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MarkieSparkie

Oh and out of interest - do you guys count 2 gang socket as 2? I personally think its one - not sure if there is anything official wording from the scheme providers at all though.
Hi Chris, Your original thought was correct a double socket is counted as a single point. In a similar fashion a multi-lamp light fitting is counted as a single point.
 

Amp David

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One reason i never really see the point of this on a cert, theres so many different understanding of what counts as 1 point, theres not much accuracy in it.
 
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Octopus

I always think of "points" as fixed points where connections are made. i.e. 2G socket = 1, 1G socket =1, FCU = 1, light fitting = 1, etc, etc but as Amp David says there are a different views on the "count".

Another daft example of the regs where a simple explanation would clear up another anomoly.
 

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My understanding is that it is a point of current using equipment, so sockets single or double count as one and light fittings count as one but I do not count switches.
FCU's supplying a socket as in a kitchen or utility room I would count as one.
 
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SirKit Breaker

I would only fill this in if i had done a rewire, or new build. Then if any additions are made by DIY charlie then it nulls and voids his guarantee.

Cheers..........Howard
 

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