It was at this point that I noticed that my downstairs sockets where off as well. To cut a long story short it seems that the house is wired up basically with two MCB's - one for the kitchen and one for the rest of the house. Not sure at this stage of the rating. So all of the sockets in the house less the kitchen are wired onto one ring circuit.
As 2.5 twin and earth is rated at 25 amps and I only have one circuit for all of the sockets, this means a maximum load of 25 amps and I make that a maximum of 5.5kw. Is that correct?
Im just hoping that this will be enough for all of the stuff Im planning to run.
- 2 x PC's probably running most of the time including permanently switched on router. - Home cinema system running intermittently - Various other appliances, vacuum cleaner, phone chargers etc.
What do people think? For info the house is a two bed semi so perhaps the developers didn't think that two ring circuits (upstairs and downstairs) would be required.