Well this is serving:
Kitchen : 12 (6 X 2-gang) socket outlets & 4 (2 X 2-gang) dedicated to a utility room (Washer, Dryer and Dishwasher & spare)
Total : 10 points (all double)
4 Bedrooms have 2 X 2-gang each
Total 8 points : all double
2 Reception rooms 2 X 2-gang each
Total 4 points : all double
1 Dining room (3 X 2-gang)
Total: 3 points: all double
2 Hallways (1 X 2-gang)
Total 2 points : all double
& 1 outdoor socket (single gang)
Grand total: 28 points of which 27 are 2-gang.
every living area room has 1 centre light & at least 2 side lights.
Hallways have more "artistic" fittings (2 each)
Kitchen has 10 large 220V recessed spots
Bedrooms 1 main centre light each.
Bathrooms (3) have 1 ceiling lamp each, mirror lighting & a 40W fan
& there's outdoor lighting..
Other (dedicated circuits):
1 X Oven 6010W (max load only during cleaning cycle)
1 X Induction Hob: 4200W
10mm2 cable runs from the 40amp breaker to 1 X 32 amp & 2 X 16A breakers on a mini-distribution board in the kitchen.. from there more heavy cable runs to the cooker and hob control switches. The hob requires weird fusing arrangements!
1 X 32 amp = the oven
2 X 16 amp = each half of the hob!
The manufacturer provided an own branded multi-pole isolation switch & recessed wall box. I know it would be possible to double up and use 1 X 32 amp but I guess ignoring manufacturers instructions is not advisable.. there may be a good reason & they went to unusual lengths..
I think it's a comprimise sollution for something that is normally used on 380/400V 3-phase in France.
The hob's actually very intelligently interlocked so that the individual plates can consume up to 2.9KW each but it will automatically turn down the heat / cycle the power on and off if you turn on more than the total wattage.
So as one plate turns up towards 9 the other one will adjust from 9 back to 7. It also cycles on lower settings so that, at lower tempratures, each plate is switched in and out at different times and not all together.
It means it can boil a large pot of water in about 1min30sec on high! Induction = very little energy loss!
(single phase 220-230V)
Immersion Water heater:
2 - 3 KW
Gas fired system circulation pumps and controls:
less than 5amp load.
For some reason it also has a 5amp fused spur feeding the doorbell and some amplifiers for distributing tv signals around the house.
So you can see why it needs quite a few MCBs
[This message has been edited by djk (edited 05-12-2003).]