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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 1:37 pm   #228
IanBland
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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Northampton, Northants, UK.
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Default Re: Another unusual plug and some other questions

I did a rewire (back in the 90s) in which the client wanted their table lamps on a special circuit on a dimmer switch (anyone remember incandescents? ) and I installed the circuit for that as 5A sockets, so they couldn't inadvertently plug anything else into it. Needless to say, in this domestic dwelling they didn't use 5A sockets for anything else.

Also, it's a bit off topic but worth noting in discussions of actual current capacities that twin 13A sockets are not rated for 26A continuous and will, after sufficient use with a 6kW load, Halt And Catch Fire.
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