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extractor fan switch and separate fuse

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by 600rob, 3 Feb 2018.

  1. 600rob

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    Got another question regarding the many switches that im trying to tidy up.......

    The the fuse and the switch (2nd and 3rd in from the left in the pic)

    Are for an extractor fan fitted to the wall.

    Any ideas why the fuse and switch might be installed as separate units and if it might be possible to replace the two with a single switched fcu?
     
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  3. mwatsonxx

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    The fuse is supplying the fan run on timer. If you remove it the only control will be via the switch, fan ON or OFF
     
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    Would it be possible to combine the two into a single switched fcu?
    or get rid of the fuse and just run the fan off the switch?
     
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    Firstly, IS the fan a timer type?
     
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    Not sure if it is a timer exactly....
    There is a device fitted near the fan called an envirostat...from what i can tell this triggers the fan to automatically switch on and off at certain times. (possibly at given humidity levels)

    The other way to control the fan is by using the switch to turn the fan on or off when required
     
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    Or, if the fan is wired in some fancy way, and you need a seperate switch and fuse, maybe a grid switch comprising of a switch module and a fuse module will solve the problem.
     
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    How exactly did you arrive at that conclusion?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Ah. So I expect that the fan needs a permanent live to power the envirostat function, and a separate switch so that you can switch on the fan separately to clear the smokle when you have over-done the toast.

    Best option would be to use a grid switch that has a fuse and a switch module. You should get that in a 1 gang module.

    If I were you, I would replace that whole mess with a grid switch/fuse set up for all of the functions, plus a double socket.

    Something like this. you can have whatever combination of fuses and switches all in one plate

    [​IMG]
     
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    Have you ever arrived anywhere, without wondering "how did I get here?"

    Edit - spel in corrected
     
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    Do you arrive at a destination if you are wandering?
    I was just wondering:p
     
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