I've installed a 5-way ceiling light in a relatives house yesterday and whilst I've been more than careful in all it's prepartion and install, and being over caustious (without big paranoid!) I'm a little concerned and would like some feedback on the job in question.
My primary concern here regarding safety is:
Is the 10amp chocbloc sufficient for the load of 5* 42w halogen lights?
Is the 'manual' twist of 5*neutral 'blue' cabling from each arm safe twisted into a single 10amp chocblok connector?
Can I decrease the risk by double insulating say the single Brown arm combine to live supply?
Here is what I did. The light in question is very similar in model (Wilko 5 Arm Chandelier Metal Ceiling Light Fitting Cream) to this UK light.
After reading the instructions thoroughly, prep the lighting unit, turning off power, I removed the previous rose etc and prepared the cable wires. All ok.
The lighting unit instructions stated that the neutral (black) 'blue' needed to be twisted together which I did and I cut a chocbloc down to joined 4-units (chocbloc rated at 10amps), and carefully binded/twisted them in, tightened them in with the said screws. I decided to sequence the cables as follows: looking right to left: bloc #1 G/Y earth, #2 Black (marked Red) live switch, #3 left empty, #4 live loop. I purposely kept the live supply to twisted Brown arm cables separate and to the left of the chocbloc (it is insulated with black tape). At this moment in time, I'm remember ting this from memory, I'm to double check this later today and will emend the text here.
My concern is the (if any) risk overtime to fire etc (not that it's left on for hours, it's a landing light. I think I've been over cautious, but would like an opinion.
edit: increase to decrease, typo on my part (-: