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Flood Light tripping fuse box - Help Please!!!!

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by madmicka, 10 Mar 2010.

  1. madmicka

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    Hello, i have just replace an old Flood light in the garden.
    The old one had never work since moving in and look older than the house.

    I have replaced it with a like for like (500w PIR Security light). The old one was fitted to a Plug with a 13amp fuse which was pluged in via a socket in a bedroom (On the ring main).

    When i turn it on the main fuse for all the sockets tripped, i check the fuse in the plug which i have change to a 3amp and replace the wire just in case as it look old.

    So now i have an 500watt pir light on a 3amp plug but it still trips any ideas please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thx for the quick reply, light and wiring are all good!!!

    I know it being on a plug ain't the best idea but as i only be using it a few time a year for bbq ect would it b ok on a 3amp plug?
     
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    Does anything else work in the socket the light is plugged into or does the circuit still trip?
     
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    If you remove the light from the end of the cable (making the ends safe), and plug it in, does it still trip?
     
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    I have just try this, and it did'nt trip been back to b&q swap the cheap **** one for a better one prob sorted.


    Thank all for ya help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That's what comes of buying stuff in sheds...
     
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    or far more likely you put the earth in the wrong hole in the fitting and were creating a N-E or L-E short when the PIR switched on ( as it does at start up for 30 seconds or so.. )
     
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