A fused spur also known as a fused connection unit (FCU) is an electrical switch containing a fuse. These fused electrical switches are often used instead of a conventional electric plug socket in a wide range of domestic settings.
There are two different types of fused spurs, a switched that includes a manual switch for turning on or off, and a non-switched which does not have a manual switch.
You can find out more about fused spurs in our comprehensive guide to fused spurs.
For maintenance and health and safety when installing appliances such as washing machines and dish washers or high powered electrical equipment on a separate cable from a ring main, you can use a fused spur.
You can connect a fused spur to an existing socket providing the socket does not already have a spur. The number of spurs used must not exceed the number of sockets.
Fused spurs are available with a variety of amperages. The most common types include 10A, 13A and 20A. However, fused spurs are also available with 3A and 5A.
All electrical equipment should be installed by a qualified electrician.