Yes you do if the cable run is long enough.ScouseKev":2o8u8rxy said:....... up.
You don't need 4mm cable , 2.5 is fine as long as it goes directly back to the fuse box.
I don't wish to be rude but...turner.martin":1bwcw9yh said:Hi,
I'm having a problem that's related to this.
I have a colchester lathe wired into a 13 amp plug. Everything runs fine on it until i try to put it into the highest speed, at which point it trips the fuse every time.
I have tried wiring in a 16 amp socket along with a 1 gang, 13 amp socket into the wall to replace my existing 2 gang, 13 amp socket, but when I turn the power back on at RCD, the new sockets (and also another 2 gang 13 amp socket connected to the same RCD switch) don't work at all.
This is the socket I'm using is a ABB Surface Socket 16A 2P+E 250V 6H IP44 from screwfix.
... and the RCD switch is an MK 230/400v B32
Any ideas how I can get it working?! Do I maybe need a socket with a switch?