I am rewiring akitchen putting sockets/outlets on two adjacent walls.
First wall has three double sockets over the worksurface for small
The next wall has the same but under the worksurface there will be a
dishwasher, washing machine (cold fill) and a fridge freezer.
1/ Is it best to wire the machines as a seperate ring since if all on at
once you must be near 30 amp.
2/ What is the best way to do this in terms of the outlet. Ordinary sockets
on the back wall under the work top and plug in via the machines own plug
or those fused outlets either under or over the worktop. What are the pros
3/ Could i do a radial circuit just for those three machines?
(PS Have new consumer unit on next floor with spare space)
Depends on the machines, but that's quite hard to do even if
you deliberately contrive to do so. Many of the machines can't
draw high loads for long.
The last two kitchens I did, I installed two rings. One does all
the easily accessible sockets, mainly for portable appliances.
The other does the less accessible sockets for stationary and
fixed appliances (an unswitched socket behind each cupboard).
The latter ring circuit doesn't need to be RCD protected, so
fridge, freezer, boiler, etc not on RCDs. Also put in a circuit
suitable for electric hob, but these haven't been used as the
kitchens both have gas hobs at the moment, but it's easy to do
at the time, and painful later on.
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