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  1. ellis456
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    ellis456 New EF Member

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    Hi all,

    I currently have a cooker control panel with a 13 amp socket but the cooker switch needs to be on for me to use the 13 amp socket.

    I remember using at my last place the two where separated and I could then use the socket without the cooker on.

    If thats right then what panel do I need to do this?, reason being I don't like the cooker being powered on when im not using it and I just want to boil the kettle etc.

    Thankyou.
     
  2. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    To be honest I've never come across this.

    I've only ever seen the cooker and socket on separate switches.

    Can you post a picture.
     
  3. Matthewd29
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    They are probably linked at the back anyway, possibly swap the feed to the socket from the load side of the cooker switch to the feed side?
     
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  4. Intoelectrics
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    Intoelectrics Regular EF Member

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    Sounds like the feed to the cooker switch is in connected to the load side and the load the feed side.
     
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  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    is the cooker neon on all the time? if so that would indicate that it was wired arse about face,
     
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  6. GeorgeCooke
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    GeorgeCooke Regular EF Member

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    You worry far too much. There is no requirement to have an isolation switch anyway. I take it your cooker does not have a clock. Many do for the timer.
     
  7. DPG
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    DPG Respected Member

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    If one is fitted it should be wired correctly though. It is not good to give this advice.
     
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  8. Des 56
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    Des 56 Forum Mentor

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    Its not wired correctly as above and needs to be altered
     
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  9. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    FFS ,he is asking for ideas whether to put one in or else .
     
  10. ellis456
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    ellis456 New EF Member

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    Heres a pic:

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    That switched socket only comes live when the switch for the cooker is down.
     
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  11. Wilko
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    Hi - I agree with earlier posts, its likely not correctly connected.
     
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  12. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    definitely wired arse about face.
     
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  13. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Regarding my post above.
    I miss understood. Thinking it only had one switch controlling both cooker and socket.

    Yes. As everyone else has said its a basic mistake easily rectified by swapping conductors around.

    Competant spark would get that done in 15-20mins depending on size of conductors, legnth of conductors and depth of Back box.
     
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  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Seen this before ...

    Be VERY careful - the live and / or neutral could be connected incorrectly ........

    i.e. the load and feed not paired...
     
  15. ellis456
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    ellis456 New EF Member

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    All fixed thankyou, it was what Paignton pete said. Thanks again!.
     
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