What is a switched fuse spur?

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.

How do you wire a spur switch to a fuse?

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Does a spur need to be fused?

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 do you remove a fuse from a fused spur?

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Can I spur off a socket twice?

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.

What fuse goes in a fused spur?

You can put either a 3, 5 or 13 amp fuse in the fuse holder depending on the power consumption of the appliance you are protecting. Fused spurs are also called fused spur switches or, fused connection units. Please note that they should only be installed by qualified electricians.

Can you fuse spur off a spur?

the regs say you can have unlimited fused spurs but only the same number of unfused spurs as there is sockets but you cannot spur of a spur fused or unfused, regards Terry.

What is the difference between switch fuse and fuse switch?

The main difference between the two is that the switch can break the circuit and provide over current protection to the installation. There is a device that has a switch and a series of switches.

How many sockets can you have on a spur?

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How Many Sockets Can Be on a Spur? Only one spur can be connected to a single socket.

Can I change the fuse in a spur?

You’ll need to get yourself a little flat head screwdriver, put it in the slot and just prise it open gently.” “Once it open, you just need to poke the fuse out, and it will come out like so. Now make sure the fuse you’re replacing is the same amperage as the one you took out.

How do I know if a fuse has blown?

Remove the fuse from its holder. In some cases you may need a small screwdriver to unscrew the fuse holder cap. Look at the fuse wire. If there is a visible gap in the wire or a dark or metallic smear inside the glass then the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.

Can I replace a fused spur with a socket?

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. If unsure please call a qualified electrician to carry out your works to be on the safe side.

How many Spurs can you take off a ring circuit?

The rules for spurring off ring circuits are you are allowed ONE unfused spur to a socket (single or double) or ONE fused spur to as many sockets as you wish. You can’t have both on the same point.

How do you tell if a socket is already a spur?

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Can I run a spur from a light switch?

Unless there is a neutral at the light switch, you’d better run the spur from the nearest light fitting.

How do you wire a spur light?

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How do you wire a spur switch?

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Can you put a 13amp socket on a lighting circuit?

Lighting cable in the UK is normally 1.5mm diameter, suitable to carry 15Amps. Cable for electric sockets is normally 2.5mm diameter, suitable to carry 20Amps. All single sockets must be capable of taking 13Amps. Therefore a single socket on a 15Amp cable would take up most of its capacity.

Can you put a 3 pin socket on a lighting circuit?

Well if the lighting power supply unit (wall wart) has three pins on it and fits into a 13 Amp socket then there is no problem as long as it meets all safety requirements. It does not necessarily have to be supplied from a lighting circuit, it can be supplied from a ring final circuit socket.

Are sockets and lights on same circuit?

Technically, you can wire a socket onto a light circuit, but it is not recommended. There can be problems with overloading the circuit. If you add a socket to a lighting circuit, do it in parallel. Otherwise, the light switch will control the circuit.