Recently set up a distribution system for freeview,
using one of the bedroom sockets to power an
amplifier (needs 240 V at 50 Hz), so no serious
effort involved, could have set the amplifier in the
loft and pulled power for it from a lighting circuit.
Is this a job somone somewhat technically skilled
could tackle, or is it an electrician job?
Powering a TV signal amplifier from a lighting circuit is not the approved
way to power it.
However, if the 13 amp plug top is removed, and the amplifier connected
using a 3 amp fused switched spur connection
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?idy130&ts 703 or a 5 amp
round pin plug and socket
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id 476&ts754 I don't see
how anyone could become confused and try to plug a 13 amp appliance into the
socket as doing this would blow the 5/6 amp fuse/trip and leave you in the
This would be a good use for a clock point (socket) if you can
still find one. These are allowed (indeed expected to be) on
lighting circuits, and the plug is fused (at 0.5A, 1A, or 2A;
0.5A would do for this application).
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