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Power cable to shed

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Bigtree, 8 Jun 2019.

  1. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

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    Oh - are you the person responsible for the design of the electrical installation?
     
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    It’s a working party.
     
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    sounds plausible, but if it's really average that makes 50:50 as to whether it's ok for the OP's situation
     
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    Surely that depends on which of the different types of "average" he meant.
     
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    Technically, yes (for "50:50") - but, no matter what sort of 'average' it was, there would (unless all cases were identical!) be at least some cases in which the 'needs' were on the side of the average which rendered inadequate a size of cable that would be OK for the 'average need'.
     
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    Well that would be about 6kw 50m run or 10kw about 25m run. I suppose in reality the max loaa would be the nearest lower mcb rather than cable capacity.

    Average for a shed might be a couple of lights and a couple of double power sockets. 6mm cable might be quite generous......

    I suppose there is not really such thing as 'average' as each circumstance is unique, however I guess electricians probably get a feel for what cable is more common over years of working.
     
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