Thanks Christain, it is a 6A Tyre B MCB, so I guess my DIY book is out of
So I have 1380W available, simply moving the floodlight will cure my worries
You may say then why not just switch it off, I would if there was a wall
switch for it!
The joys of a new house!
You could save yourself a bit of work by swapping the bulb in the floodlight
for a 300W instead of a 500W*.
You say you have either 60W or low energy lamps in you 8 'other'
540W (Big fittings) + 480W (8x60) + 300W (Flood) = 1320W (Panaaaah!)
No it does not meet the letter of the regs, but a degree of pragmatism in
these areas works wonders, unless you really _do_ want to have a little
* t'missus 'll never notice the difference, particularly if you do it when she's
at the shops :)
ps: 300W 117mm halogen lamps are avail almost anywhere, and under
2quid if you really look hard.
Question is wrongly put.
An amp doesn't consume any power. It is a measure of current flowing
when a certain power is being consumed and will depend on the voltage
(Assuming DC or RMS with a purely resistive load)
At 230 volts, one amp will be flowing when there is a load of 230 watts.
At 12 volts, one amp will be flowing when there is a a load of 12 watts.
Power (in watts) = Volts X Amps
Hope that helps....
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