Jump to content

DONT STAY LURKING AS A GUEST,

JOIN TEF AND BENEFIT FROM MEMBERSHIP:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN.
  • 0

Install Double Socket Off 20Amp Junction Box


silverbadger

Question

Hi.

 

I have a 20 amp junction box feeding under counter spotlights x 3 (20 watt bulbs) in the kitchen. I was wondering if  can feed a double socket from the junction box as well as I need to feed 3 led in cabinet lights x 4 (1.5watt each) that come with the transformer built into a plug?

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

What the size of the fuse or circuit breaker supplying the 20a junction box is will determin this .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I could put in a 100amp junction box and 1mm cable, the cable is only good for 10amps regardless of the size of a junction box therefore no good for a socket.

As the previous^ post states you need to know the size of the device protecting the cable and the maximum current of the cable.

 

Under counter lighting is usually fed via a13a spur off the socket circuit or off the lighting circuit.

 

 

Mornin slipper  :Salute

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thanks for the reply.

 

It is a 6amp fuse serving all of the kitchen lights.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

and you dont think there will be any problems taking 13a from a socket on a 6a fuse?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Read the post Andy he wants to only feed some more lights that have a built in transformer .Also if that was not the case what problem is there its backed by a 6 amp fuse

Link to comment
Share on other sites

no prolem feeding socket from 6 amp circuit for lighting ive done it a few times in the past, just put a label stating no more than 6amp for output of socket

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Read the post Andy he wants to only feed some more lights that have a built in transformer .Also if that was not the case what problem is there its backed by a 6 amp fuse

 

:facepalm:

 

its too early. i probably should go back to bed....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Go ahead and do it, I wouldn't bother with the label either.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It all depends on exactly where said 13a socket is going to be!

I've got 3 in my kitchen off the lighting circuit BUT they are all behind the kick boards for the plinth lights.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

silverbadger, have you considered different lamps? Ones that don't need a "wall wart", or you could consider an "in line" power supply

 

cctv-Inline-power-supply-psu1-150x150.jp

 

Something like the one above. (First one I found) Then you could cut the plug off and wire it into your JB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It all depends on exactly where said 13a socket is going to be!

I've got 3 in my kitchen off the lighting circuit BUT they are all behind the kick boards for the plinth lights.

Yeah they will be behind the kick boards, hidden away.

 

Thanks everyone. Great help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of UseWe have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.