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  1. Adam95ye
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    Adam95ye New EF Member

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    Hi. I've got a resit for the Am2 in a month as I failed the socket circuit. The problem is, I'm not sure how ! I've drawn a quick diagram of the wiring they give you and how I would wire it.
    The top drawing is the diagram they give you..

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  2. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    What feedback have you been given by your tutor into where you failed?
     
  3. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    RFC
    1) DB to 11,
    2) 11 to 13,
    3) 13 to 14,
    4) 14 to 12,
    5) 12 to DB.
     
  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Are we assuming this has to be a ring? With only 4 sockets, I would go with a radial .....
     
  5. ipf
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    That's put a cat among the pigeons...…:)
     
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  6. Adam95ye
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    Adam95ye New EF Member

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    11 12 and 13 is a ring main. 14 is a spur
     
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  7. Bellendian
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    Bellendian Active EF Member

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    The clue must be in the breaker they give you....if its a 32 then ring it, 20 or 16 then radial
     
  8. Adam95ye
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    Adam95ye New EF Member

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    There is no feedback given. Just what you passed or failed
     
  9. casperLennon
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    casperLennon Electrician's Arms

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    This is it

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  10. Bellendian
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    You seem to have changed the layout between what you were given, and what you wired? Might be as simple as taking spur from the wrong point, even if wiring was electrically sound?
     
  11. casperLennon
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    casperLennon Electrician's Arms

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    According to sparkyfacts
     
  12. Richard Burns
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    If you wired the circuit differently from the diagram they had provided for you, then this would indicate that you could not follow a specified wiring diagram and would cause you to fail.
    No 12 being different seems to indicate a fused connection unit so I assume they wanted the circuit wired in accordance with the below diagram however the diagram posted above seems to indicate a non fused spur and just an FCU as part of the ring, but not matching either of your diagrams.
    Ring Final Circuit FCU with spur socket.jpg
     
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  13. Adam95ye
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    Adam95ye New EF Member

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    Thanks. But why would there need to be a fused switch if the spur is coming off a socket?? Plus the diagram, that was provide, shows the spurred socket below the fused unit
     
  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Useful information you should have included in the op .... And the type of circuit...
     
  15. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    The description doesn’t match the diagram.
     
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