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Re: Current draw

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Earth straps? Do you mean the standard German schuko plug/socket as can be seen here? Massive currents flowing for hours, so adapters will be short lived and a fire hazard.

Reg time: a chauffe-eau électrique in France is a circuit specialisé, direct connection, sockets/plugs not allowed. Quite oommon: a sortie de câble.

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Hi Robert, yes I think I do mean shuko, the boiler in question is oil fired and draws around 60 watts, which I guess is the pump and ignition etc, does that still come under the no plugs rule? When we bought the house like I said in an earlier post, the boiler was just plugged into a standard socket with an extension attached that swapped phase/neutral. I have cured that one :D

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A "chaudière et ses auxiliaires" is still a circuit specialisé, but not the "no-plug" rule if I remember well.

A more readable version of this file about all those circuits specialisés.

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Does anyone have any idea what the wires might be in the white box above the breaker? The 2 white ones seem to go into the trunking that the tails are in coming up from the master cutoff switch to the CU and into a choca block behind the fuses, they must have been installed the same time as the tails to be in that trunking?
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Re: Current draw

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Looks like 'heures creuses / heures pleines': wires to enable the hot water tank only during 'cheap' hours
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Re: Current draw

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Chauffe-eau electrique and day/night tariff? In case of doubt - don't trust anything, any colour in an old installation électrique - measure once and twice to be sure what's going on. From my position far away, groundcontrol to major JohnnyD, it is difficult to diagnose. See for several wiring links (old relais de découplage or Sagem/Linky meter) here and also here, in French again I'm afraid. Too much English information lost when the forum of FrenchEntree got torpedoed.

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RobertArthur wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 pm
A "chaudière et ses auxiliaires" is still a circuit specialisé, but not the "no-plug" rule if I remember well.

A more readable version of this file about all those circuits specialisés.
Hi Robert, so are you saying the oil fired boiler is OK with a plug, but I am not allowed to use a smart plug device to power it, even though the device is rated at 16A and the boiler draws 600 watts or so with its pumps and ignition?

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Re: Current draw

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JD, a plug is a plug, dumb or smart. Join trendy France: Créez votre maison intelligente. More about la prise connectée in this summary.

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