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I'm looking for the best and long lasting cable for my commericial building please suggest me the best brand cable and specification . Thanks...
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Hi All, Newbie to the forum. I am planning to add solar power to my house and would like some advice regarding options with adding and inverter...
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I'm having a bit of a brain fog moment (changing medication is such good fun!) and am looking for confirmation that I'm either right or talking...
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Hi there, I'm looking for some advice on installing a defibrillator cabinet in an ex BT phone box. I have taken ownership of the phone box and...
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Iv been asked to wire a separator (portable to go to different farms and separate water from slurry) to a 3phase 40 kva generator. The separator...
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I have one 1kw single phase and one 5.5kw 3 phase inverter to drive 2 motors. As the installation is in proximity to 2 smart meter, I'm thinking...
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Hello everyone i recently got a job on replacing a BMS panel in a plant room. the NEW panel i installed except the control side of the...
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evening all ive got a single phase AC fan motor running normally however occasionally on start up it starts in reverse. i have 4 no fans, and this...
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I am not a graduated electrical engineer, but I have currently completed my second year of Electrical Engineering and I am going to go to third...
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Guys I have 2 DOL starters which share the same supply for 2 toilet extract fans I have a selector switch wired up and and a set of auxilliary...
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Morning All, I am currently involved in a project for 2 under pavement vaults both have been stripped out to allow for full tanking (wall and...
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No necessarily electrical related but thought someone else might have come across this… We are doing an office refurb and a couple of the sub...
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Looking for some guidance here. I'm currently shadowing a guy and we're testing a new extension on a school. 3 phase TNCS supply from the original...
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Hi Everyone, I have recently purchased a spot welder- Celette Scorpion 2400R. Plugged it into my three phases and it blew fuses(3x20A) with the...
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Hi, We have a battery storeage system in our house. Do you know who is offering the cheapest night rate electricity charge per kwh at the moment...
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I am helping a local football club who are having some issues with Zs being too high on the submain. They have the supply Henley blocked into a...
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Hi there as detailed in the picture I have a lot of fridges and freezers to be installed within a commercial environment as of running the cabling...
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Hi there - some of you might have seen my previous post about current-measuring CT clamps. This is another question about them! Once again I'd...
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Hi there sparkys! I work for a company who manufacture CT Clamps to measure current consumption. I'm a presales engineer, not an electrician...
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I've got a large USA artist music tour starting soon across Europe so we're having to sort out lots of reducer transformers etc, no big deal. But...
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Im an apprentice spark and have been sent to look at some bonding work at a restaurant as apparently staff have occasionally been getting shocks...
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Hi, I'm designing a wireless switching system for a cattle water trough. I'm looking for a float switch which would send a wireless signal to a...
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Hello, not sure if this is allowed but here goes, I was recently staying on a caravan park along with many others, (touring caravan not static)...
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I've been asked to install Schneider AFDD's into a single phase board. I'm to supply the board with RCBO's and AFDD's. I've purchased the new...
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The machine is a Sunnen CK-21-E used for Honing. I cannot find any manuals but ill post the tag. I dont believe its multi-voltage which would make...
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Hi all, I've got a small catering business out of a converted horse trailer and purchased an inverter generator to power the trailer, mainly just...
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During a recent EICR the RCBO keeps tripping , i measure leakage of 2.6 ma when clamped around line and neutral, when i clamp the cpc i get over...
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hello thanks in advance this is my third post. my question is if i can use an alternative to this manual starter? even maybe just an industrial 3...
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Hi all, We've been asked to upgrade 450+ 6ft single fluorescent battens to LED. The client had requested for each fitting to be connected into...
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This must be such a noob question but I cant seem to find any answer out there: Background: Installing a 10hp Air Compressor 230V 30A 3Ø. The...
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I ran 208 v power to a rottler em69p cnc machine. it calls for 208/240 v 3 phase. 60amp rottler em69 installation manual everything is wired using...
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Hi all. Just a quick question, for you guys. I have received a phone call today with a request to carry out a commercial EICR on a chip shop...
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I am aware that a BS 61008 can't be used for overload protection but is there a reason that it can't be used for fault current protection.
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Edited - please read right to the end! Grateful for any advice regarding CT metering which seems to be generating inaccurate/implausible...
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Evening everybody. It’s been a while since I’ve asked for the collective brains advice but this one has really got me stumped. I’ve been asked...
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Hi A customer has a new farm shed going up supplied also from a new 100KVA transformer right outside. The supply spec states that PSCF could be...
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I have been having a discussion on site recently : In an industrial situation, in the main intake room which contains the metering equipment...
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I have retired from Solar installs and now finally looking to do my retirement project - Daimler V8 2.5. I needed some powder coating done but the...
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Hi all, I recently bought a CNC router and dust collector and need to connect it to my 3x380v+N power source. I want the CNC router connected to...
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I have a single phase system that uses 320 amps and 240 volts and I rewire the circuits for 3 phase what size generator would I need and how many...
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