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On our 2nd MH now a AutoTrail Savannah which we're absolutely delighted with
Hi looking again for guidance from the wise!
Needing to add 240v socket outlets as there are only two in MH. Should I run a "ring main" or is it not required and just "spur off" existing socket outlets using 2.5 mm flex
Thanks again for your kind assistance.
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Vans don't have ring mains.
Circuits will be radials 6 to 10 amp depending on usage.
EDIT or if a CBE distribution unit all circuits come off one bus rail protected at 16 amps
Remember the most you can input is 16 amps anyway.
For ease I would find the last socket and extend from there so you don't have 9 conductors in one outlet.
 
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Wifey wanted one under the bedroom mirror for hairdryer etc.
The toilet sink unit backs onto the wall so I used a 1 gang fast fix box sikaflexed in place to shield the terminations
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Much easier than the purpose made CBE back box especially when 2 cables are in play.
This is end of line but still better IMHO
 
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No disrespect to you Oldflemo, but IMO when you need to ask you probably need to get it done by a professional

I sometimes really worry at the level of work being undertaken on peoples own motorhomes, I appreciate that adding another socket is little more than plugging in an extension lead, but we cant do the same in our houses anymore

Speaking about my personal ineptitude, which skews my opinion to this day, the only electrical job I ever did when newly married and broke, went to change a light fitting in our lounge and discovered that 'the idiot professional electrician' clearly didn't understand what he was doing, fancy connecting red and black wires together, never mind that it worked I would put it right

So we spent the night in darkness when none of the downstairs lighting worked, until reinstated the next day by an electrician

I know things cost to get done, but what price personal safety (y)
 
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Yes David it was quite normal to use the black as a switch wire but it should have had oversleeving or a red band on it :LOL:

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CBE 230 volt distribution boxes employ a bus rail that uses these connectors and often there are spare connections so easy to add a completely new circuit.

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The only seller I know that stocks these is Marcle leisure but I carry spares in the van always.

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On our 2nd MH now a AutoTrail Savannah which we're absolutely delighted with
Thank you Techno100 for your advice which I'll closely follow
Ian
 
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