Which is feed and load on fused spur?

Which is feed and load on fused spur?

The feed is the cable from your fuse board, supplying the power to the isolator switch. The load is the cable supplying the appliance once you have switched the isolator into the on position.

Can you change a fused switch to a socket?

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Electrician Hi. There is no problem removing 13amp fused spurs and replacing with socket outlets. You just need to ensure that those circuits (fuses/mcb’s) are backed up by a 30ma RCD as they will now be used to supply mobile equipment rather than fixed.

When should you use a fused switch?

A Fused Spur Switch is commonly used for powerful electrical appliances, such as washing machines and dish washers that need to be installed without a plug; they are also used for electrical items that need to be installed on a separate cable from the ring main, for safety and maintenance purposes.

How many sockets can I run off a fused spur?

Non-fused spur can only have one twin socket or one fixed appliance and a fused spur can have as many sockets as you require but care should be taken to ensure that the total load does not exceed the 13A fuse within the switched or unswitched-fused connection unit.

What is load on switch?

The load wire connects your light switch to your light fixture. When the switch is “closed”, electricity flows from the light switch to your light fixture, turning on the light. Also known as a hot, live or switch leg wire.

Can you use a plug instead of a fused spur?

“The regulations state that the appliance needs to be fused, either with a plug or a fused spur. So as long as the plug sockets are accessible without touching the appliance to turn it off then this is fine, but also a fused spur is fine too.”

Can I use a fused spur as a light switch?

How to Wire a Light Switch from a Fused Spur. Choose a spur with a suitable current rating – normally 3 or 5 amps for a light switch. You can install either a switched fused spur, which will also function as the on-off button or an unswitched fused spur alongside a conventional light switch.

Can you put a 3 amp fuse in a 13amp fused switch?

Yes of course there is. The cable or flex attached to the gas fire is purely to supply the ignition. The flex provided is not rated to 13A because the ignition requires very little current and so the flex requires protection by a 3A fuse.

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).

Is a switch considered a load?

Circuits. Outlets (receptacles), switches, light fixtures, and other electrical devices typically are wired in multiples on a single circuit. At the second device, the line is the power source coming in from the first device; the load is the wire going out to the third device on the circuit, and so on.