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  1. Fish Pond Led.wmv

    Fish Pond Led.wmv

    LED 12v 5 metre waterproof with choice of colour/fades and sound activation. The sandstone is 20 quid a tonne and can be picked up from Leighton Buzzard sand pits in a van/car. Though you will need a sledge hammer to break off the good bits. I used half a tonne! Pond liner is self repairing and...
  2. hey-hey-my-my

    Multi-stage charging: skipping absorption?

    Good morning, I'm on the road year round in a motorhome with two 100w solar panels (soon to be doubled) charging a 260ah AGM battery via a 20a MPPT charge controller. I also hook up a 30a multi stage mains charger about once a week to properly charge the battery. I'd like to get the most out...
  3. hey-hey-my-my

    Trouble with charging a large 12v battery

    Hello! I recently upgraded the 110ah battery in my camper van for a 260ah AGM one. My solar panels (200w via MPPT, soon to be doubled) struggle to keep up with my consumption, so once a week I hook up the battery to mains using CTEK's 5A charger, which supports AGM batteries but is not...
  4. N

    Domestic where to switch a 12v LED circuit?

    Hi all. new to this and hoping someone can pity on me! I've bought a LED light tape kit which comes with a 3pin 12v transformer. I plan to put the LEDs to back-light a mirror on the wife's bedside table (she looks better in dim light!!!! :) The transformer will plug straight into a normal 3...
  5. N

    Domestic CAn I wire 12v downlighter transformer into dimmer circuit?

    Hi all. I've bought couple of LED tape kits which come with a 3pin 12v transformer. one of them is now wired into a simple circuit which is a single on/off switch and works great. the second set is to go into another room, again single switch but this time it's a dimmer not toggle. The kit is...
  6. J

    12v In A Caravan - Qualified Person?

    Hi, Can any of you advise me, I've been told that to do work on the 12v circuits in a caravan a person must be qualified, if youre not, youre breaking the law. I am an electrican by trade (not currently working as a sparky), but I'm not well up on the regs. I find it very hard to believe that...
  7. Radian

    Domestic Question about 'self made' 12V Lighting in new extension

    Straight up, I'm not an electrician. I'm an electronics engineer. I currently have a range of LED products on the market and my commercial lighting designs have been in continuous production since the 1990's. I'm having an extension built and naturally see it as a great way to showcase my latest...
  8. rolyberkin

    12v LED tape recommendations please?

    After a recommendation for decent cuttable LED tape, have been using enlite weatherproof (Can't remember where I bought my last reel?) but it has been a pain to join, looking for a tape and supplier, prefer 12v.
  9. N

    Domestic Toggle Flick Switch 12V on Table Lamp?

    Hi All, First time poster here. I'm an ex-plumber and lamp making diyer. My question is this: Is it safe to wire a lamp like the one here (image 1 below): with a toggle switch as seen here (image 2 below): Switch type: toggle Contacts configuration: DPST Switching method: ON-OFF AC...
  10. D

    Domestic 12v garden lighting help before i start!

    Hi i'm looking for some guidance on a garden lighting project before i start. I'm hoping to install a sets of 12v led lawn lights [5 lights, 5w each], with a potential cable length of 50+ meters. Is 3183P 0.75mm rubber cable sufficient for this length of run [50+m]? What cable size would you...
  11. A

    Jumping current on outdoor 12v lighting circuit

    Hello, I have two almost identical circuits of outdoor 12v lighting setup in my garden, each running off a separate 20W 240v-12v transformers (12v Waterproof Transformer (Various Wattages) | 240v - 12v | 10W - 150W -...
  12. L

    Meanwell 12v 350w enclosed unit/What size flex

    Hi Guys & Girls, i have an enclosed Meanwell LRS-350 12V switching power supply and to get it up and running ,3 core flex has to be connected direct to the unit{bare wire} and the other end a 3 pin uk mains plug. So my question is as follows what size 3 core flex should i use to connect it all...
  13. D

    12v socket ,leisure battery

    Hi, have a campervan (Toyota Lucida) set up with a leisure battery. It has a smart battery protector that runs to the front 12v socket, a second one in the back that has a switch aswell that runs a small fridge and the head unit is also powered through it. Problem is the 2 sockets aren't working...
  14. J

    12v DC power from lighting circuit in loft space

    Hi, I've very little experience with wiring (other than a 18 yr old physics A-level), so was looking for a few pointers. I have a 4G LTE router I'd like to run in our loft, as it has far better reception up there - but alas, there are no plug sockets. The lighting circuit is accessible - but...
  15. 1

    12v lighting for my house powered by my van

    hello all is this possible???? I drive a van around all day, I want to use the van to charge up a 110ah Agm battery, I then want to use this battery to power up a 12v led lighting circuit in my house. I also want to use the 240v supply as a back up to the same lighting circuit, with some sort...
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