Conservatory Electrics question

25 Sep 2007
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I have a single socket spur taken from the ringmain in the kitchen out to the conservatory (this has been in-place for some time). The conservatory currenly has no other sockets fitted. I want to fit 3 double sockets and I was thinking of replacing the single socket with a 13amp FCU (with a 13amp fuse fitted) then connecting 3xdouble sockets in a radial circuit. The problem is that I want to fit 1 double socket on one wall and 2 x double sockets on the wall opposite - The only way I can think of of connecting all the cables from each side of the room to the FCU is via a 13amp junction box.

So, the power will come from the ring main in the kitchen through the FCU down to the junction box, then split and 1 cable going to 1 side of the room and 1 to the other. Is this safe to do?

RingMain (kitchen)
Junction Box-----1 double socket
1 double socket
1 doucle socket

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Ommit the Joint Box.

Assuming the cable from the kitchen is from the rear of a socket on the ring, or a joint box on the ring - Take the cable to a Fused Connect Unit (Unswitched). From here, one cable to the left, and one to the right. You will have a single cable feeding the FCU, but two leaving it. This would be fine.

One point to mention - 13amp is your total possible load, as I am sure you are aware?
Thanks for the advice - I'll not use a junction box :)


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