Alarm and power socket off same fused spur?

Old 05-01-17, 04:48 AM
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Alarm and power socket off same fused spur?

Member is in the UK.

Spur with a 13a fuse is connected to the downstairs lights, then feeds power into a 85 milliAmp alarm thingy. What I want to know is can i directly wire a power socket from this spur so i can run a 11.5A clothes dryer.

The downstairs lights are powered through an rcd box (who can guess i'm a newbie??)


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Old 05-01-17, 06:51 AM
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Welcome. It is important to include your location. This is primarily a North American forum. Here a dryer if electric not gas would usually be on a 120/240 volt dedicated 30 amp circuit (120v for the motor and controls and 240v for the heat coil.). Your dryers and wiring are very different and it would be difficult to advise you. Here we use the 80% load rule so you could not use a 10.5 amp load even on a dedicated 13 amp circuit because it would use more then 80% of the circuit capacity but I can't say if that applies to the UK.

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