Lorch micor stick 160 extension lead.

  1. balmerchris

    balmerchris barnacle picker

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    I have a lorch micor stick 160and according to the lorch website it can be used on a 200 metre extension lead, however it doesn't say what kind of extension lead.
    Could I use it with 50 metres of 1.5mm cable on a 13amp supply?
    Any advice appreciated as I don't want to damage the machine.
     
  2. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    No it would need to be 2.5mm for up to about 30m then 4mm^2 over that. I've got a 35m lead for mine and just done it in 4mm^2.

    Its all dependent on the quality of the supply coming in though. If you've only got 200v at the plug, as some sites I've been on do, then you need every volt you can get.
     
  3. Kent

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    I do this in real life. Definitely not regular cable. I use the largest Arctic blue cable I could buy and 25 mtrs each. Connection is with 16amp type male and female .

    Have a 6" 13amp to 16 commando link and a 32-16amp.

    Set works fine but I should stick to smaller rods the more cable you put out. 4mm with 50 mtrs is fine but I shouldn't try 200 mtr with those
     
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  4. balmerchris

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    OK thanks chaps. Will have to rethink the job as there is no access to a 16 amp supply only domestic 13amp.
    Don't think I could fit 4mm cable into a 13 amp plug.
     
  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    You cant. You need to go 4mm cable into 16A plug then a 16A to 13a household plug
     
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  6. balmerchris

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    Thanks Brad.
     
  7. Kent

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    Its called a commando link 16 amp female daggles on a short 8" section of flex with a 13amp fused male plug - pop it into the best socket you can find and bingo..
    Domestic that genrally mean the one that's popped off the cooker circuit
     
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  8. brightspark

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    makes no odds whether its off the cooker control socket or the ringmain both are fed 30 amp and u end up with 13 amp:)
     
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  9. Kent

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    Just I find so many other things and extra spurs in operation work poorly (mainly talking older rural homes )
    Just what I do based on past experience (round here the lights will dim when there's a small peak in demand in parts)
     
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