Useful tips

What is a switch fuse spur?

What is a switch 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.

Can you spur off a fuse?

You can but you may risk overloading that spur causing the 13a fuse to blow what is your intended use for your garage sockets and your conservatory.

How many Spurs can I take off a socket?

Only one fused spur may be taken from any socket on a ring. From that fused spur you can have as many electrical outlets as you like, as they are then protected by the fuse.

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 spur off a spur electrical?

The easiest way of connecting into a ring circuit is to run a spur cable from the terminals of an existing socket – but you can’t connect it to any socket. The IEE Wiring Regulations are very specific about this. You mustn’t run a spur from a socket that’s already on a spur, or that already supplies a spur.

Is it OK to spur off a spur?

There is no problem in spurring off a fused spur (I think that’s what you mean). The principle is you just need to protect the cable. This week I’ve seen a unfused spur from a socket on the ring to a single socket (in 2.5 6262Y) – then from the single socket to a FCU in 1.5 6242Y for the boiler.

Can I 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.”