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Pond Aerator Pump Protection

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by dogfonos, 2 Jun 2021.

  1. dogfonos

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    Thanks for your replies. Sorted. I'm using a 'plug in' (unfused!) 30mA RCD anyway as my consumer unit doesn't have a RCD.
     
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  3. SimonH2

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    Not uncommon rubbish instructions from device vendors.
    My pond pumps came (last year) with instructions written when the 2005 notification rules were still in place - so incorrectly said things about the law regarding outside installations. They also said they must be hard-wired and not use a plug - which I suspect is another "what we think the law says" thing.

    At 4W (or 10W for mine), it's going to be hard to find a fuse that will protect the motor - and in any case, if it blows then it's almost certain that the motor is already dead. So a 2A fuse will be just fine, and the plug-in RCD will be too as long as it is suitably protected from weather.
     
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  4. JohnW2

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    Maybe it was intended for the Welsh market :)

    Kind Regards, John
     
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