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bland450

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Hi im looking to power up my shed and ive got and area in my garden where i do my cars up and i require lights and sockets now my consumer unit is a 16th edition board and the rcd side is full

my plan is to fit a small garage unit with an rcd in the house and then run a swa to the shed off a 32amp breaker and have just a standard consumer unit supplying the sockets and lights in the shed. and do the same for my area where i do the cars, is this allowed or do the consumer units in the garage and the car area also need a rcd Bearing i mind they should be protected from the rcd in the house

(i'm 16th edition trained and haven't done domestic a job for about 10 years)


cheers phil
 

telectrix

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if you are using SWA cable, you don't need a RCD at the house end. fit it at the garage. if you are fitting rcd at the house, don't fit a 2nd one at the garage. choice is yours.
 

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if you are using SWA cable, you don't need a RCD at the house end. fit it at the garage. if you are fitting rcd at the house, don't fit a 2nd one at the garage. choice is yours.
Unless the SWA is being buried....


Dont they need RCD protection when buried?...
 
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drew35

If the RCD side is full you can still fit an RCBO on the main switch side of the board, that way the cable outside is RCD covered and so is everything in the shed. Then you can just have a cheap main switch garage board in the shed. So many options.
 
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