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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by jay nelson, 25 Sep 2019.

  1. jay nelson

    jay nelson

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    Not long moved into a house we've just bought and just checking 1. If this is safe and 2. Can and how would I wire some lights in.

    1. There is a fuse spare coming off a socket in the kitchen which then powers a outdoor socket some 5meters away

    2. Where the outdoor socket is, is where my pergola is. I'd like to wire up 4 downlights on each of the posts. How/if I can come off my outdoor socket which is the best way to wire them?

    Thanks.
     
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    Presumably you will want a switch, so you might as well use another Fused Connection Unit (like the one that 'comes off the socket') with a 3A or 5A fuse placed wherever you want.

    Run a cable from the outside socket connections to the FCU and then wire the lights from that.

    The circuit will be a fused spur from the kitchen circuit.

    For outside it is best to use black flexible cable - 1mm².
     
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