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    Earth Leakage

    Do motors( fixed appliance)have to be on earth leakage.
    Is my understanding correct. If fed from Switch Socket Outlet the motor will be on Earth Leakage. If fed from a disconnector the motor does not have to be on earth leakage.
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    That's the way I understand the requirements as well. Motors would only require RCD protection if supplied via a plug and socket.
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    Fixed appliance /Earth Leakage

    Is it correct to say as per the regulations motors , Air Conditioners , Water Heaters , Industrial factory machinery , light fans and so on that are fixed appliances do not need to be on Earth Leakage if connected via a Switch disconnector.

    This excludes fixed items like underfloor heating , electrode water heater, steam generator or boiler.

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