- 16 Jun 2011
- Reaction score
- Stourbridge, W Midlands
Now you know what you are looking for, you can see that a 16A MCB can be fitted in a one or two slot plastic box (like a garage consumer unit but much simpler (and only £10 to £20)) with a couple of inches of round plastic conduit down to a switched CE socket.
Don't use the very cheapest surface mount sockets. Pay £30 and get a gewiss, lewden or some other brand of switched 16A socket. These lock the plug in place while the power is turned on.
Two reasons. 1. It stops the plug being pulled out by accident. 2. It stops the plug being pushed into a live socket and a machine possibly being started up when it wasn't intended and may not be safe.
You're on the right track now.
That info is super helpful - thanks for sharing your knowledge.
I'm familiar with the' garage' dis boards, but what are the little single fellas you describe called? I'm struggling a bit to find one on the web.
Many thanks in advance