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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 am 
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Dear All,

I am hoping to install some double insulated spot lights into an old pantry area - I’ve already been given advice on using wagos to connect them. However, I have a question about which cable to use. Is it best practise to:

1. Use wire with just neutral and live. It says on the packet that it is for fridges, hoovers, microwaves etc.

2. Use the thick grey cable that’s been used for the rest of the lighting in the house and trim the earth down.

3. Use thick grey cable that’s been use and sheath/wago the earth.

Many thanks,

Andy


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Should have clarified, gray cable is 1.5 T&E.

I don’t know whether to use 1.5 T&E and make safe the earth or use 1.5mm flex with L and N. Probably don’t need 1.5 but the rest of the wiring is 1.5.

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Twin and earth is used for fixed installations, FLEX is used if the item is going to be moved a lot / often. Also in the future you / another person may change the light fitting to one which is NOT double insulated, that will mean it will have to be re wired, all because the correct cable was not used in the first place, which in turn means it costs more. Never cut the earth core off.

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Thanks very much. I’ll use wire with an earth and make it safe both ends. I’d rather use twin and earth but trying to get two cables into the whole is going to be a pain which is why I was thinking 1mm heat flex.


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