In my kitchen, I have a dedicated radial switched outlet which is used for
an immersion heater (fused 15A). I wish to add a 13A socket in the same
location (to supply a Dustbuster charger). Would it be permissible to
replace the existing outlet with a small cooker control unit incorporating a
13A switched socket (as on my cooker supply). An electrician informed me
that this is not permissible, but my cooker supply incorporates a 13A
Is it your intention to keep the connection to the immerser? If so then I
would say it is a no-no. While it is your intention to only apply a light load
to the socket, that cannot be guaranteed in future and I don't think rules of
diversity would be generous enough to allow both loads.
You should not run a socket off the immersion supply. However if a single
socket was added (just for a dustbuster charger) and used for nothing else
no fuses will trip and then if the socket is removed before you sell the
house who would know?
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