I recently installed a loft light in preparation for adding extra insulation. While I was up there, I thought it would be a good idea to remove some old cables the electricians had left during a rewire.
There's lots of lead wiring and even hollow lead tubing, which I assume is for gas lights (I...
You're allowed to add multiple double sockets to a spur as long the cable is protected with a 13amp FCU.
What is the difference between an FCU'd spur and running multiple extension leads which have 13amp fuses in the plugs?
Are multiple extension leads frowned upon because people have a habit...
You guys are very helpful.
The 0.8 came from some calculations on an Youtube video I just watched.
I knew I'd be better asking here, thanks.
So just to spell it out, my 16A MCB is fine in this scenario.
To accomodate a new 16amp / 3.5Kw oven, I have laid a 6mm T/E from my consumer unit to a new 45amp cooker switch, going onto a CCU.
There is a spare 16A MCB in the consumer unit but my calculations tell me I need a higher rated (19) MCB.
I = 3500 / (230*0.8) = 19.02