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IMPORTANT: Please note that nobody on this forum should be seeking or providing advice to people who are not competent in their field. If you live...
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I wrote this in another forum, so hope it might help a few out! I am quite often asked "what is it you need to do to get a work visa for...
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Many devices with motors in them now have electronic controls, e.g. "inverter" aircons/fridges. Many include include soft-start and power-factor...
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I have been requested to lock a PowerPoint on for a freezer. so it cant be turned off or unplugged. The only way I can think to do this is a...
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Had to replace a Light Switch with a faulty dimmer. The New Light Switch is wired different from the old one but appears to work ok Can someone...
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Is earthing stakes mandatory here in Australia, for mobile lighting towers in mining?
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Hi everyone, I need some advice please. I'm thinking of buying a few of these for the house...
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Hi all. I just wanted to see if anyone has had issues with Fans on the same lighting Cct as LED strip lights. I have a job where the fan mech on...
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How are you supposed to watertight seal pvc conduit adapters (plain to screw) when penetrating a weatherproof junction box?
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Hi I asked this on my own forum, but someone pointed me here as a better bet. I had a new 3.5kW aircon installed and was very surprised to find...
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Can you do a installation for family in Qld and not need a contractors licence?
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I've got what may be a stupid question but the only answer that I can come up with is 'because it says so in AS 3000', is there a reason why you...
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Why does a 20amp RCBO come with only a 1.5mm neutral flywire when you are driving a 2.5mm power circuit. Aren't you creating a choke, & potential...
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Hi guys, We're starting a build in Queensland of an all electric house and will have some pretty large loads so we're hooking up a 3-phase...
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Any Electrical Engineer from NZ or Australia that can assist me with my CV
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Hi, just found this forum! I'm in Australia Maybe people here can suggest what may be causing a power issue I have. Appreciate any suggestions...
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Hi all, I know there is a reg on minimum height of mechanical protection i just CANNOT find it in AS 3000. Example - Conduit running down a wall...
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I have 2 double outdoor led lights on a dimmer. Over xmas the lights flickered then went out. I thought one of the wires came loose, i checked all...
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Hi just wondering how most are testing fault loop impedance and which testing units are best
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My air conditioner leaking condensation? What should I do? Should I be worried?
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Hi everyone There is a switch board which is single phase, but when you look at the back you will see 2, 16mm cable go to the fuse(red and white)...
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Hi I have a question. When you want to do an electrical work on a switchboard and you realize that some cables are which are not double insulated...
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Hi everyone, i am planning to add a switch going to one socket and from That switch add a socket to plug in the downlights.! since socket use...
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Looking for advice. I have a 5kv solar system. My inverter is currently showing output of just under 3000 w. In the past my energex qld meter...
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Hi, I want to add a change over switch so that a portable backup petrol generator can be used when grid power goes down. As it has in Victoria...
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Hi. Can someone let me know if this is right? I have a Led light which has emergency battery backup. Trying to figure out if what I have worked...
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hi i have a battery charger which has stopped working after checking the transformer, it seems like its us what size transformer do i need 12v...
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I want to replace my current 6 gang switch board with a glass panel switch board. Bought it online. But when I got the board I realised it's...
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Recruiting Electricians to work at various Pilbara mine sites. Anyone here who's work is HV Electricians & w/ Mobile Plant experience
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Hi I'm mature age. I've studied and worked as an engineer (mechanical) so I have a fair bit of background in electrical theory. I've also wired up...
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Hi, I live in Australia. I have a Crypto mining rig that will soon have 3/1200w power supplies attached to a 10a power board drawing more than...
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I have recently had a 12v solar installation done on my camper van by an RV specialist. He told me to buy an Anderson plug to connect my fridge...
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Hi there, First time poster, thanks for your advice! At the factory where I have just joined, we have some electricians that are mainly...
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Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post, so excuse any forthcoming rookie errors. I am from the UK with an electrical engineering background...
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As regulations are different here to when I lived in UK, I was able to wire my own house, I then had a qualified electrician test and check, and...
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To my fellow Australian or Kiwi Sparks is there any stipulation on using Wagos rather than BP’s in the AS/NZ 3000? Can’t seem to find anything and...
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Hi Can anyone let me know the new Australian/New Zealand wiring rules regarding small air con units in NSW. Do they need a dedicated supply? I...
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Good evening anyone reading this. My name is Josh. I currently work as a Security Technician installing/programming various alarms, intercoms...
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I currently have a shop which has 3 phase 6mm cable running to it but the shop is only allowed single phase, currently renovating and they need...
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I got my a grade licence a few months ago, so I'm sorta new to giving quotes and stuff. A 'good' friend of mines dad(step-dad) installs motorised...
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