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  #802874 20-Apr-2013 18:58
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I cant , I said I was fairly sure , not adamant.

Regardless of the regs etc , installing an outlet that you cant use a full range of appliances on it
is not something I would recommend

I'm pretty sure that this person will not be plugging his toaster into this socket in the wardrobe, it's there for a specific reason and even though it can't be utilised to it's fullest potential it does do what it is ment to.

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  #803665 22-Apr-2013 12:55
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I'm under the impression (from reading the wiring standard long ago) that you are not allowed to make star connections (or T-off), wiring must go from one point to the next (and without joints).

Not true on both accounts

Please comment on the electrical safety regulations 2010 that site the electrical code of practice #51 for domestic installations which does not allow star connections.  I realise this is a code of practice, but it is sited in a regulation.

you can safely ignore this code of practice as the electrical regs don't apply to extra low voltage wiring, such as phone and data.

I think the OP is talking about installing a socket off a nearby light switch to power a network switch, which is ELV and so this definitely applies :)

A standard socket is not ELV, it is LV (Low voltage)

Apologies, that was a typo.. 

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