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Electricity wiring questions

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am

1. I’ve got some built in downlighters in our kitchen. It was there when we moved in so I don’t know the full wiring but there is one switch on the wall which controls the lights in the cupboards. The cupboards have a glass bottom the let the light through and the strip lights are plugged into this type of thing which is integrated into the cupboard carcass.

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The gap between the shelf and the glass is slim so only a very narrow thing like this will fit. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006H27GAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RvCVBbA94E9CS

What I want to do is replace them all with some LED strips but can’t find whether they are compatible with that type of plug. Ideas?

2. I have one double plug in my garage. It’s powering a fridge and loads of low consumption devices off extension leads. I want to add a load of extra plugs but the internet disagrees whether I can do this or if I need a qualified sparky to do it. Words like ring and spur make my eyes glaze over tbh but I can (just about) do the actual diy bit. Ideas?
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Re: Electricity wiring questions

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 am

IIRC correctly, you can do it, but it'll have to be commissioned by a Part-P certified Sparky.
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Re: Electricity wiring questions

Post by minimoog @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:36 pm

LED strips will be driven by a transformer won't they? So you'd need to wire that to your switch then feed the low-voltage supply to the strips.
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Re: Electricity wiring questions

Post by Aesgarth @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:40 pm

you want something like this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ENUOTEK-Connec ... rds=LED+t5
T5 LED is what you should be searching for i think... You can also get replacements for the tubes in your fittings but that's a fcuk on...
unfortunately We've stopped stocking them at work as not very popular
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Re: Electricity wiring questions

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:52 pm

That looks perfect. I’ll have to check the exact dimensions but it is the type of thing I’m after.
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