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I have a single switch in my kitchen and intend to get a feed from it to put in a double socket 2 meters away but going to connect it my single socket has 3 live and 3 neuteral cables already connected

My question is what is the max cable that can be connected to one socket thank for looking at this !
 

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If you have to many wires in a box usually you splice the wires and come off them with a pig tail. I'm guessing your talking about a plug and if it's a newer plug it should have for holes in the back as well as two screws on each side and you can hook eight wires up to it. If not your stuck with splicing it which might be a better idea for you.
 

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Probably a better question is how many wires will fit in the box? The electrical code specifies how much space (in cubic inches) is required for the number of conductors (wires) in the box. If you have a regular single gang box with 3 2 wire cables, the box is probably overfilled.
 

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In a 18 cu inch single gang box who are at wire fill capacity witn 12 wire but under with 14, but you are allowed to pig tail to the outlet.
 

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If this is the kitchen counter you can't tap the light circuit. The kitchen counter small appliance circuits must be receptacles only and 20 amp gfci protected.
 

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joed is correct
The kitchen counter has to be supplied by 2 small appliance circuit which can not be connected any other oulets other than gas stove, clock outlet, or dining room outlets.
 
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