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Rcd unit fuse suitable for a tumble dryer socket
I HAVE AN RCD UNIT IN MY SHED FED FROM AN RCD UNIT IN MY GARAGE.THE FEED FROM THE GARAGE IF FROM THE RCD UNIT FUSE B16 (5916S 230V).THE RCD IN MY SHED HAS MAIN SWITCH PLUS SHED LIGHT FUSE (B6 SVMCB6/B AND GARDEN LIGHTS FUSE B10SVMCB10/B.
I NOW WISH TO INSTALL A WALL POWER SOCKET IN THE SHED TO OPERATE A TUMBLE DRYER.
HOW CAN THIS BE DONE ? THANKS
2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians
If there is a space in the consumer unit in the shed another MCB ( what you called a fuse) could be installed to feed a 16A radial for another socket outlet. The only problem is that your shed is limited by the 16A MCB feeding it from the garage, this could be uprated but depends on the CSA (thickness of cable) between garage and shed.
Answered 3rd Jan 2015
You should be able to extend the socket circuit already in the shed - some house's power all of their sockets from a 16 amp protected supply.
As with all electrical jobs a qualified electrician should be used as the protection will need to be tested to make sure it is working correctly.
Answered 4th Mar 2017
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