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Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby tertim » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:28 pm

Hi
When running the wires for the sockets are they run as a radial circuit ie running from the CU to furthest socket where the wire is terminated or is the wire returned to the CU to form a ring circuit.

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Re: Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:15 pm

tertim wrote:Hi
When running the wires for the sockets are they run as a radial circuit ie running from the CU to furthest socket where the wire is terminated or is the wire returned to the CU to form a ring circuit.

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Radial circuits are generally used every where except in the UK and even there the ring circuit is going out of favour.
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Re: Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby tertim » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:51 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
tertim wrote:Hi
When running the wires for the sockets are they run as a radial circuit ie running from the CU to furthest socket where the wire is terminated or is the wire returned to the CU to form a ring circuit.

Pop kan mai

Radial circuits are generally used every where except in the UK and even there the ring circuit is going out of favour.

Thank you for your speedy reply sometimewoodworker
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Re: Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby Ians » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:40 pm

Check this link- some good explanations / reasons / plus and minus ideas.
http://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/ele ... final.html
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Re: Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:10 pm

There's also the fact that you had better be a trained electrician if you want a ring circuit installed correctly in Thailand as there are no Thai sparks who can design and install one that is safe and will stay safe.
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Re: Wiring cicuit for sockets

Postby jazzman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:50 pm

The ring-main system was introduced in te UK just after WW!! due to the shortage of copper wire or copper for wire. It also largely dispensed with the need for a central fuse box because the ring-main system also introduced that famous British system of fused plugs.

Yes it is indeed going out of fashion ow in favour of radial systems that use central 'fuse boxes' equipped with DIN-rail micro breakers and RCCBs and any other electrical accessories. The price of copper wire these days is the least of one's worries when budgeting to build a house. So is the cost of the microbreakers.
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