SUNRAY said:So proof yet again winston has no idea what he is trying to say.Not if the correct flex is fitted, I believe 1.5mm is OK for 16amp.As so many posters on here state, including you; The OCD it 0nly there to protect the cable. So in order to comply with the UK regs, (that is where I live and why I spend time in this forum called ELECTRICS UK) the flex requires protection with an OCD somewhat smaller than 16A. In the UK we are fortunate enough to have some better requirements and facilities than in those other countries you keep bleating on about...
...it is unnecessary and a waste of the planets valuable resources of copper...I don't understand why Winston has such an aversion to lighting circuits on what I believe the most popular size cable to use on lighting circuits. Especially as, generally speaking, the cost of 1.5mm² T&E is frequently negotiated down below the cost of 1.0mm² T&E.
This is only a tiny sample of similar comments.1.5 mm is oversized, harder to use, costs more, and is a waste of the planets valuable supplies of copper.
So just confirming you are advocating using an unnecessarily large cable and deliberately wasting our planets valuable diminishing resources of copper for no reason whatsoever.All of which are correct of course.