Guidelines

What is a switched FCU flex outlet?

What is a switched FCU flex outlet?

A switched FCU is an outlet where the cable to an integrated appliance is hard-wired and concealed in the wall (i.e. no plug, socket, or visible cable). It contains a fuse holder and a switch, allowing the unit to be turned on and off.

Can I put a plug on a fused spur?

If the 13 amp fused spur is on the ring circuit and you want to add a socket to the load side of the fused spur yes that is fine as that individual socket will be protected by the 13a fuse in the spur.

What is a switched fused spur used for?

A fused spur is a switch that’s used to isolate electrical equipment from the mains supply. You’ll typically find them on the left or right of your oven or hob, and next to or underneath your heater.

What is a 13 Amp fused spur?

Information. This Switched Fuse Spur carries 13 amps and is made from strong, durable plastic. Ideal for powerful household appliances without plugs, such as washing machines. this Switched Fused Spur also features a handy mains switch and a bright neon power light.

Does an oven need a fused spur?

“The regulations state that the appliance needs to be fused, either with a plug or a fused spur. It also states that the appliance needs to be able to be turned off in an event of a breakdown without touching the appliance.

How many sockets can you run off a fused spur?

If the circuit is a ring circuit then an unfused spur can supply a maximum of one single or one double socket. A fused spur, as you propose, can supply an unlimited number of sockets with a maximum load of 13A.

Should outside socket be on a fused spur?

Put it on a switched fused spur that way you can put as many sockets as you like outside and isolate them as well…. Nothing to stop you omitting an isolator if you want, but I personally always install one for any exterior equipment, for all the reasons listed above.

Can I install a fused spur myself?

As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install additional new light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main).

Does a fridge need a fused spur?

Fused spurs are commonly used as an alternative to a conventional socket, for the installation of powerful electrical appliances that can be installed without a plug, such as ovens, washing machines, electric heaters, dishwashers, fridges, and so on.

Can I hardwire a 13 amp oven?

Electrical installation This product requires hardwiring to a 13 Amp fuse and should be installed by a qualified installer, such as one of our Team Knowhow experts.

How many sockets can be on a 13A fused spur?

you can have maximum one double socket as a normal spur but if you are going from socket to FCU fused at 13 amp from there you can add as many sockets as you wish as all the sockets and cable will be protected by the fuse so no chance of overloading the cable the fuse will blow first.

Is it OK to spur off a spur?

The reason for not running two spurs from the same spur “point” is that it can lead to possible overloads in that one leg of the final can become unbalanced and exceed the max.

Can I run a ring main off a spur?

A spur can be connected to an existing socket, on either a ring main or a radial circuit, providing that socket does not already have a spur. That is only one spur per socket is allowed and the number of spurs must not exceed the number of sockets.

How many outside sockets can a spur have?

Does a washing machine need a fused switch?

Can I run a tumble dryer on a spur?

Provided that the spur is directly off the ring main and it is at least 2.5mm cable then this is a “legal” arrangement as far as the regs go. So yes you can do this.

How many kw can a 13 amp plug take?

3000 watts
Q: How many watts can a 13 amp socket take? A: Plugging in 4 items such as a TV, DVD player, Sky Box and games console to an extension , would amount to just over 750 watts = 3 Amps. It is important to never overload a plug socket, which is 3000 watts = 13 Amps.