Power in shed

17 May 2006
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Just want to run this by the experts to make sure it would be ok
Planning on getting power to an outside shed, for 1 socket.
Because of the existing setup etc I was going to utilise an existing circuit that is no longer used.

MK CU with RCD - 15A MCB
20 metre run in total - ~5m in 2.5mm T&E, joining to 2.5mm 3 core SWA for the remainder (buried for about 10m). Terminated into a CU at shed end with 15A MCB for the socket.
I think volt drop etc will be ok for this length of run and 2.5 will just do the job.

Does that sound ok?

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Sounds fine to me, that will work OK. I see you are in Scotland so you don't need to worry about Part P regs.
No need to buy another CU and 15A MCB for the shed. The cable is already protected at 15A at the CU in the house. Just run the cable into a double pole 20A switch for means of isolation and then to the socket.

I guess there is no main bonds required in this shed? (structual steel, water pipes etc...)

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