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Electrical Advice The general electrical advice forums. Free advice to those seeking electrical advice from fellow electricians. DIY advice seekers should edit the profile to say DIY and make yourselves known in your very first post please. :) Our members will be able to point you to the right forum then. :)

Electrical Forum

Electrical Forum for Electrical Talk & Discussion. Anything that doesn't fit into any of the other electrician forums goes in this forum category. General electrical information and advice for professional and DIY electricians alike. Note that you'll find the Commercial, Industrial or DIY forums by clicking those links.
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Electrical Tools and Products

Discuss topics related to electrical tools, brands, wholesalers, and other products in the UK. Brands discussed include 3m, Aico, Airflow, Bosch, C.K., Danfoss, Dewalt, Uheat, Honeywell, Klein, Megger, and many many more. Sparks love their tools! Come and chat tools in here with the rest of the crew.
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Electric Underfloor Heating Wiring

Electric Underfloor Heating and Water Underfloor Heating discussion forums. Extra 5% discount from uheat for all forum members. Discount code: electriciansforum -More discount for traders, info in the Electricians Arms. Feel free to visit our underfloor heating forum on Tilers Forums, and our water underfloor heating forum on our Plumbing Forum.
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A forum for electrical engineers, electrical engineering students, and those who have been electrical engineers for a while. ;) - Chat electricals and electrics on ElectriciansForums.net :)
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All things lighting and lamps. LED Lighting forums. GU10 LED, LDF Spotlights, LED Bulbs, LED Flood Lights and Security, LED Strip Lights and more.
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Electrician Resources and Downloads area at ElectriciansForums.net. The Sparky forum for planet earth and beyond. Resource discussion threads will automatically be created in here, and people can chat about them and get help with them. You wont be able to post new threads in this category yourself, but you can reply to threads.
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Professional Electrician These are nearly always for the Professional Electrician. And their fellow peers of course. To share electrical advice at a more skilled electrician-style guy or gal. That's not to say some budding sparkys may have some exceptions and limited access. Most of all - it's a professional electrician who is found hanging around in these question and answer forums.

Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV (Public)

Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV (Public). Chat with other electricians about Security Alarms, Door Entry and CCTV Systems. This area of the forum is public, if you want the out-of-public area that's access only, then you need to apply for access and prove you're in the trade. For obvious reasons!!
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Commercial Electrical Advice

Discussions on Three Phase Supplies, three phase machinery and motors, DOL starters, phase sequence, running steel conduit, trunking and other questions on industrial and commercial electrical installations and maintenance. Commercial Electrical Talk. Also notice our Electrical Advice Forum and our Industrial Electrical Forum
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Industrial Electrician Talk

Industrial installations can be discussed in this industrial electrician talk forum.
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Alarms, CCTV and Security Systems

CCTV and Alarms - Installation advice, guides and how-to's, how to reset alarm codes, etc - Checkout THIS thread to see how you gain access to this private area of the forum.

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Business Related

Different Electrical Jobs, Self Employeed, Competent person Schemes. General Discussion on all business related aspects of the trade. Thinking about going self employed? A change of electrical work? This is the place to be.
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Central Heating Systems

Please post all questions and discussion related to Central Heating Systems in this forum, from installing and wiring programmers, zone vales, room stats, tanks stats, wiring centres. Y Plan, S Plan etc.

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Electricians Software | Electricians Downloads

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Wiring, Theories, Regulations, Certification Electrical wiring, theories, regulations and certification topics can be discussed in the following forums.

Certification NICEIC, NAPIT, Stroma, BECSA Forum

Please feel free to post threads specifically about the certification companies we have in the UK:- This forum is to discuss the certification companies specifically. There are many. Gas Engineers have one. Not sure which is best to be honest. The many or the few. You will need to choose a prefix, so it has to be about one of the schemes. If it doesn't have an option, contact staff and we will stick it in our to-do list.
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Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations

Discussions on all electrical regulations in the UK. Including Part P, BS 7671, DPC BS7671:2008, BS 7671:2001 & 2004 Amendment No.2, IEE wiring regulations, 16th Edition and 17th Edition and 18th Edition
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Electrical Testing & PAT Testing Forum

Questions and answers about Electrical Testing of all kinds can be found in this forum. PA Testing (or PAT Testing) forum at Electricians Forums.
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Periodic Inspection Reporting & Certification

This Section is STRICTLY for testing PROBLEMS which members have occured, misunderstood readings, Periodic Inspection Reporting / Electrical Installation Condition Reports, Mathematical Equations/Solutions, Part P and other legislation which require you to Inspect and Test.
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Electricians Courses | Electricians Training Electricians Courses | Electricians Training Courses
Electricians Courses and Electricians Training Courses Schemes. Find information about existing electrical courses and future electrician training courses in these forums. Talk with other electrician trainees about their electrical courses. And find electrical training mentors on the electricians forum who are willing to help guide you to find the right information you are looking for, and which electrical training course is right for you.

Electrical Courses and Electrical NVQ's

Electrical Courses Discussion; all chat about electrical and electrician courses in this forum. Find out if your local electrical college has electrical training courses suitable for you in your area. Find information on electrical courses and electrician NVQ training courses on Electricians Forums. There are literally hundreds of electrician trainees on electrical courses right now on the forum that are using the experienced electricians as mentors to help them through their electrical training modules. Whether a new electricians trainee course, or an established electricians course that has modules to help experienced electricians pass their electrical courses.
If you're looking for tiling courses and thinking of becoming a tiler, or plumbing courses as you're considering being a plumber, then those links might be handy.
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Solar PV Forum | Solar Panels Forum

All questions relating to Photovoltaic & Solar Panels in this forum, including feed-in tariffs, inverters, panels, calculations, schematics, installation, maintenance & fault finding. Solar panels forum. Solar forum. Solar talk. A photovoltaic system, also solar PV power system, or PV system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.
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This forum will be used to house our directory listings with regards to solar panel installers. Renewable energy installations carried out by companies that are rated, trusted, reviews, and chat on ElectriciansForums.net.
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Solar Thermal Advice Forum

Solar thermal forums for using sun-orientated energy to heat water, creating a low-cost heated water source. Chat with fellow installers, and find solar thermal systems installers on Electricians Forums today. :)
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Green Energy Forums | Green Energy Hub

General green energy, batteries and energy storage forum. Green Energy Forums | Green Energy Hub. Find various green energy related tips and advice in this forum category. Installation tips, battery setups. Energy storage forum. And more.
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ElectriciansForums.net Community Forums Electricians Forums very own community forums. Chat with fellow electricians.

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For Sale and Wanted Forum

This forum is for used or unused tools, electrical installation products, from screwdrivers to power tools and from RCBO's to distribution baords for sale or for items wanted.

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Electrician Jobs | Electrician Apprenticeships Electrician Jobs available from the largest collective of electricians in the UK. Post electrician jobs to the forum. Or find electrical jobs posted by fellow electrical companies. Electrician Apprenticeships also available on the forum. Along with electrician mate jobs. All right across the UK.

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Electrical Talk | Electrical Appliance Forums Electrical Appliance Forums for Electrical Talk. Various forum categories with regards to electrical talk when it comes to Electrical Appliances.

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Australian Electrician Advice forum

Australian Electrical Forum - Australian Electrical Advice Forum for professional electricians. DIYers need to be aware that advice is very limited. You should always seek a professional electricians advice before carrying out any electrical works and jobs.
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Electric Vehicles Advice Forum

Electric Vehicles Advice Forum for the USA, UK, and more. Find advice on electric vehicles and their faults and diagnosis with regards to batteries and reverse charging. Charging stations, charging installation schemes, and various other electrical car issues and fixes. Tesla electric vehicles. BMW Electric Vehicles. Videos, advice answers and questions on all makes and models. 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
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Auto Electrician Forum

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