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Supply lighting circuit via fused spur on ring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by julioarca, 25 Nov 2009.

  1. julioarca

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    Is it permissable to feed a lighting circuit from a ring mains via a fused spur?

    If so what must be put in place to allow this etc.
     
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    Yes.

    A fused spur!

    If possible, wire the fused spur into the ring final circuit. Then on the load side of the spur, use a fuse suited to the total load and choose the cable accordingly.

    If you want, you can use a switched spur to switch the lighting direct from that switch or you could use a an unswitched fused spur to feed the lighting via a plateswitch.
     
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    Yes.

    A fuse in the fused spur which is suitable for the lighting circuit.

    Edit: I Must learn to type with more than one finger..
     
  5. julioarca

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    what labels would need to be in place?
     
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    Sorry, not sure I understood the original question. Why do you think it needs a label?
     
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    I am sorry for my impoliteness, thnx guys for the help, it is much appreciated
     
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    ;)

    Can I just ask if the circuit that you are 'picking' these lights up from is RCD protected ?

    Regards
    Ed
     
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    it is rcd, 30mA protected, thnx

    Can I just ask if the circuit that you are 'picking' these lights up from is RCD protected ?

    Regards
    Ed[/quote]
     
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    It is imo a poor setup to have lighting circuits spured from a ring circuit. It is OK for say a couple of fluorescents for say under unit lighting but I'd edge away for using it for a full circuit.
    It is better to have them from the consumer unit so the installation is divided into circuits to avoid inconvenience.
     
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    I would agree but the floor is blockboards and its only to feed 2 lights in a new extension
     
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