Can I wire my dishwasher and washing machine to be powered off the
same switch (i.e. the switch that is above the worktop to isolate
power to the equipment) or do they have to have seperate switches?
As they could be both used at the same time then you will have to have
an seperate socket/switch for each appliance, not a double socket two
single ones as the current drawn when both are heating will exceed
the 13 amp rating of a double socket.
Usually these switches are rated at 20 amps, if the total load of the
dishwasher and washing machine is over 20 amps then it would be better to
try and have two switches and 2 single sockets. I realise that tiles etc
will make this difficult but it would be a better option.
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