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Offline notenoughcash

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help for wireing
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:34 AM »
i am making a fairly small workshop and can't understand what consumer unit i need

there is going to be 3 circuits

1 - lights, within that there are going to be 3 looms(?). 2 of them only have 1 light on but the last one has 3 lights on. the lights are these
https://www.screwfix.com/p/twin-5ft-led ... 00lm/5440r

2 - other machinery/ outlets. in this there will be 8 2 gang plugs and 1 1 gang. the biggest machine it will power is https://www.screwfix.com/p/scheppach-hs ... 240v/85501 . these will only be on 1 at a time so i only really need capacity for the table saw but would like a bit more.

3 - this will have 1 1 gang socket on. but it will have the dust extractor on. i'm going to get this one
https://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-c ... tor-105845

any help would be highly apreaciated.

many thanks in advance.  [big grin] 
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Offline Alex

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Re: help for wireing
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 06:39 AM »
My advice: from your post I get the impression you do not know what you are doing and should contact a professional electrician in your area to install this for you.

Also, your links don't work.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 06:41 AM by Alex »

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: help for wireing
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 06:41 AM »
ok.  i was going to get someone that knew what they are doing to do the wire up, but i was going to buy all the stuff myself.  i have a mate that is a qualified electrison so i was thinking of getting mates rates from him. 
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Offline MikeGE

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Re: help for wireing
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 07:00 AM »
Your mate might have a commercial source for the parts that will likely be better and less expensive than what you can buy.  If he agrees to install your circuits, he might agree to use your money to buy the parts he is familiar and comfortable using.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: help for wireing
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 07:51 AM »
ok, i'll do that.

thanks for the idea's everyone.
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Offline Spandex

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Re: help for wireing
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 09:19 AM »
Not sure why you want the dust extractor on a separate circuit. I'm sure a standard 2 way 'garage' CU will be what your friend recommends.

Regardless, as has been said, your friend will get better prices on materials so just ask them if they can source it and maybe ask what stuff he's happy for you to do yourself (mounting hardware, conduit, maybe pulling some cables in, etc).