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    Default Any Sparkies here?

    Well as some of you will of seen some lovely person smashed my windscreen last night so in attempt to prevent it from happening again.

    I want to wire in a security light.
    looking to see how complicated it would be?

    i am a qualified vehicle technician working with vehicle wiring an electrics daily. So I have an understanding of electrics. But my extent to house electrics is fitting new lights. To the connectors that are already in place.

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    am a sparky matey

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    easyest way mate is wire it up with flex and a plug to put a 5amp fuese in the plug thats the simple cheapest way if you want the hardest way let me know lol

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    That sounds like a plan cheers mate

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    no bother fella

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    Not the sort of thing i'd recommend, but If you do use a plugtop & flex (normally used as a temporary solution) then you might want to make sure its at least RCD or RCBO protected and clipped..

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    What does that mean? I take rcd are the circuit protectors that trip?

    Take it it wwould be a fairly simple job for someone in the know to fit it properly?

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    Whys that Pete his socket is fuesed down its like pluging a lamp in really isn't it apart from out side plus his house is already protected with rcds or rcbos meaning a standard 30ms trip carnt see the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    Whys that Pete his socket is fuesed down its like pluging a lamp in really isn't it apart from out side plus his house is already protected with rcds or rcbos meaning a standard 30ms trip carnt see the problem
    Not every property in the UK has RCD's or RCBO's fitted though, and some still have perfectly legal BS:3036 rewireable fuses, also need to consider that some old power/lighting circuits may not even have a cpc, So you're assuming that the Socket is RCD/RCBO protected and safe when that may not be the case. then theres basic protection from things like abrasions, and impact which need to be considered when getting a cable out of the house and into accessories such as a light fitting..

    Seen to many "temp" installs that have ended up being the root of problems..

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    i actually agree pete thats a good point lol critch i hope you have rcds lmao

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