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Simon New

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Hi,

My conservatory has 4 x double sockets and operates from a 13amp switched fused spur.
I've just run an outdoor double socket from one of the inside sockets so I can use a fishpond pump.

Q: Should I of used a RCD protected outdoor socket or am I ok replying on the internal 13amp fused spur?

Or would I be better of replacing the 13amp fused spur for a RCD proected version which then would protect all the sockets in the conservatory?

TIA.
 
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Simon New

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Thanks Barnaby.
Yes Pete the CU does supply RCD protection to the whole of the house, which then leads on to the fused spur switch in the conservatory.

I suppose my original question should of added, what would the benefit of me putting a rcd double socket outdoors insead of the cheaper standard outdoor socket?
 

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If your whole house is protected by an RCD the provided it is tested satisfactorily then you should be OK
 
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telectrix

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agree, pete. 1 RCD protecting the circuit is all he needs. 2 RCDs in series is "a RCD too far".

anyway, pete, how,s you doin ? the wine still flowing through your veins?
 

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agree, pete. 1 RCD protecting the circuit is all he needs. 2 RCDs in series is "a RCD too far".

anyway, pete, how,s you doin ? the wine still flowing through your veins?
Fine Ta Tel, yes just having a transfusion as we speak.
 

telectrix

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i just opened a Old Peculier. goes well with cheese on toast. proper food when 'er indoors gets back off her jolly. ( caravan with a mate over weekend).
 
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it's true, mate. her mate's birthdaysaturday, so they gon on a jolly.sadly she has to cut short as daughter is unwell.she be back later. i need to tidy up and kick out the floozy.
 

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Another thread hijacked by small talk.
Sorry, OP.

As others have said, having 2 rcd’s in series can be a nuisance. A fault outside may trip either or both rcd’s
You will also be aware that you have 5 points on a radial circuit limited by the 13A fuse. Can’t go plugging in loads of heaters in the conservatory in the winter.
 
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Matthewd29

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Thanks Barnaby.
Yes Pete the CU does supply RCD protection to the whole of the house, which then leads on to the fused spur switch in the conservatory.

I suppose my original question should of added, what would the benefit of me putting a rcd double socket outdoors insead of the cheaper standard outdoor socket?
There is no benefit as you already have RCD protection at the consumer unit
 
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