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    Plug circuits on breaker?

    Good day. I read a few threads back but can't find a related one.

    How many plug circuits may be connected to a 20A breaker?. In other words, may you have two 2.5mm wires connected to the bottom of a breaker that feeds plugs? What does regulation say. Thanks in advance.

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    Hi

    On 20 Amp and 2,5sqmm I would say max 3 - You still need to watch that you circuit will not exceed the 5Kw load state somewhere in the code and there is also a restriction on neutrals and earths .
    Pasted the 2 relevant regs below

    6.1.5 A maximum of three conductors may be connected to any one
    terminal provided that the terminal has the correct rating.

    6.6.1.11 If a conductor of cross-sectional area exceeding 4 mm2 is used, it
    shall be so installed to allow any one neutral conductor to be disconnected
    without disturbing the connection of any other neutral conductor

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