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Installing new electric hot tap?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by kingrobert, 26 Apr 2021.

  1. kingrobert

    kingrobert

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    I am installing a new hot tap and its 1600w. Power supply above the work tops is I have at the moment is 2x fused 13 amp spur with a 3kw plinth heater and on the other side is a dishwasher both wired straight in to connection plates. Not sure if i would be ok to wire the hot tap tank in to one of these but have a feeling it would be too much load.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    TIA
     
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  3. ericmark

    ericmark

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    Using the grid system you can fuse however you want and add change over switches the sky is the limit, depends on what room you have and what would look good.

    I used screwfix LAP range to make up what I wanted, in may case I turned a double socket into a switch, socket, and fuse holder so it could feed 3 more double sockets.

    If the spur is fused then it does not matter how many sockets, if you use too many things together it will just blow the fuse. But seems a very low wattage for a hot tap, my single cup boilers are 3 kW.
     
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