loft power

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by bonkey dollocks, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. bonkey dollocks

    bonkey dollocks New Member

    is it possible(for ease) to feed a tv aerial amplifier in a loft from the upstairs lighting circuit on a 2 amp plug.
  2. seylectric

    seylectric New Member

    In a word, yes, but what do you mean by a 2-amp plug? Simply fit a fused spur unit with a 1-amp fuse. An aerial amplifier draws very little power.
  3. sparky (Original)

    sparky (Original) New Member

    just connect the fused spur into the loop terminal of closet pendent and use 1.5mm cable.
    i have seen people put a normal socket on the lighting circuit but this could lead to some one plugging in a drill for example
  4. bonkey dollocks

    bonkey dollocks New Member

    thanks for a quick reply.The 2amp plug is a three round pin plug which will only go into the same socket.I thought of the spur but you would always get somebody tapping something off it,thanks again
  5. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    You could use a socket, if you thought you would ever need to frequently plug/unplug the booster amp.

    But you would still need to use a fused spur to supply that socket. It's rated at 2A, but the lighting circuit you are tapping into is probably fused at 6A or 8A, and as those round-pin plugs are unfused, you wouldn't have the protection that it needs.

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