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Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by irishturf12, 13 Aug 2021.

  1. irishturf12

    irishturf12

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    Hi
    Hi all i was wondering i have a outside fused switched spur with a 13amp fuse powering two double sockets and two separate lights and two separate switches for them. And two 3amp spurs from the double socket to protect the lights. And then i plan to plug in a garden lamp with three light fixtures on it. Each bulb 9w off a three pin plug into a photocell. Powering the sockets and light is a 20amp trip switch going into a din rail timer. For my led Christmas lights would this be overloading the timer. Of course the only thing that will be on. At Christmas are the Christmas lights. And lamp every day after Christmas. And i have a mouse plug in sensor to deter mice in the shed on every day. The sockets won't be used all at one go.

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    No be fine.

    However plugging (for instance)a kettle in will pretty much max out the spur.

    You couldn't have the kettle going and a 1500w pressure washer without blowing a fuse.
     
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    Perfect thank you
     
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    No, the fuse is to protect the cable not the lights.
     
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