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I'm planning on installing a kitchen extractor fan.
My plan is to add a spur to the exsisting ring main using 2.5mm tw&e and an FCU. Then wire the extractor to the FCU using the cable provided with the extractor.
Is this ok, if so should I be using a 3 amp FCU?
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Yes that is fine, just make sure you have actually got a ring main your connecting into by breaking the cables at a socket and then putting them into connector blocks . Then using a multimeter test for voltage on both legs of the ring to ensure the circuit is complete. a 3A fuse in the spur is required but may be a 5A depending on wattage of extractor.
If it isnt broke dont bloody touch it until it bloody well is and if it is broke then make drawing of the connections before you remove the broken one and replace with a new one LoL