Hook up cable

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  1. Hollyberry

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    I'm looking for a shorter cable and just need to know does the thickness of the cable matter?
    One is asking me if I want 1.5mm conductor thickness or 2.5mm.

    Any opinions?

    Thanks
     
  2. edgy

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    Easy, just cut your original cable to the length that you want and fit the end of your cut off wasted bit to your new suitable cable or even better still buy a new male and female plug and socket and fit them to your off cut. You wil still have the original length ,but also the length you wanted. It will be cheaper than buying a new cable and you know what they say about the length:Rofl1:
     
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    Me and electric DIY definitely don't go together. Would be a danger to everyone.

    But thanks for the idea, I get what you mean.
     
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    hookup cable is 2.5mm
     
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    Thanks, John, will order a 2.5 mm.
     
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    Dont throw your old cable away. Looking at your stats you welcome funsters for a quick refresh and if i dont get there this year i will certaintly get there next year and i will gladly do it for you . i am not sure about you get what i mean but shirls the wife said that you have also got to consider the girth. i think that is what paapajohn meant by the bigger one:RollEyes:2.5:Rofl1:
     
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    Yes agree on 2.5mm

    1.5 is used on lighting and lower amps...
     
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    Must be 2.5mm2 regardless of shortening the cable or even if your load is only very small. The cable must have sufficient current carrying capacity to trip the site hook-up post MCB if the cable is damaged or you simply overload it; MCB is normally 16A. Unlike your mains extension at home, there is no fuse within the plug that can be reduced is size for smaller sized cables/loads.

    Cheers :)
     
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    2.5mm as everyone else has said.
     
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