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boisdevie1

what thickness of power cable?

I need to extend the cable of a 320w water pump. What spec cable do I need - electrickery is not my thang.
dpack

how far?
vegplot

What voltage? DC or AC, and how far?
boisdevie1

Its one of these
http://www.karcher.co.uk/uk/Products/Home__Garden/Pumps/Drainage_Pumps/Submersible_dirty_water_pumps/16451100.htm
Its 220v DC.
I want to extend the cable by 15m.
dpack

the manual from your link says ac so 1.5mmsq flex should be ok.ie a normal 15m extension lead( or waterproofed equivalent as it is probably outside or near a pond)

for a proper outside job if it is a non portable thing armoured cable etc is the normal spec

a proper circuit breaker is a good idea as well

if still in dought get a local spark to check and install
boisdevie1

Many thanks.
OtleyLad

the manual from your link says ac so 1.5mmsq flex should be ok.ie a normal 15m extension lead( or waterproofed equivalent as it is probably outside or near a pond)

for a proper outside job if it is a non portable thing armoured cable etc is the normal spec

a proper circuit breaker is a good idea as well

if still in dought get a local spark to check and install


All of the above except anything outside should be connected via an RCD rather than a standard MCB (mini-circuit breaker).
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