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Old 10-13-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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Outside sockets on the same ring?

is it possible to put 4 outside sockets on the same ring as the internal sockets? or do they need to be seperate?

Consumer Units is RCD'd btw..


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Old 10-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Mark, where you from?
(I'm not a pro electrician, just a long-time DIYer.)
Here, "rings" are usually referred to as circuits and "sockets" are usually referred to as receptacles.
In any case, outside receptacles are required to be Ground Fault Circuit Interrupted or GFCI to avoid electrocution. In most places, yes they can be on the same circuit as some interior receptacles, as long as the exterior are GFCI.
A pro can explain better than me.
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He is in the UK.
Hopefully someone from over there will be around to help.
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