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  1. T

    Need Advise!! Help me with this wiring. NPN sensor/Solid State Relay

    Is this the correct way of wiring npn sensor 4 wire with solid state relay and solenoid valve?
  2. P

    Need Advice on Single LED Purchase

    Hello, absolute noob in LEDs and plugs/connectors. I need to buy a single, small LED that connects to the connector shown in the picture below. A 3.3V battery powers that plug. I'm looking for the brightest LED available that can be connected to this connector, or maybe two small LEDs if they...
  3. T

    Any LED Experts Here?

    Hi all, it is some time since I visited this site, but here I am looking for some guidance. When I last worked seriously on electronics they were all glass valves, so I know nothing. I tried to convert a LED work light to infra-red by removing the bright white lights and fitting IR lights at...
  4. N

    Advise on a new 4 wire ceramic cooker hob

    I have just bought a new cooker hob which has 4 wires however my connection points only has 3 connectors do I connect 2 of these wires together in order for it to function properly or would I need to buy a new connection point with 4 pins on. I will more than likely have to get an electrician in...
  5. W

    Domestic What would you advise here?

    Hi, long time lurker, first time poster. Friend has asked me to help him upgrade his garden outhouse wiring to make it safer. Without seeing the job I said that an 18th ed-complaint RCD garage consumer unit should do the trick. However, I went round to the house tonight and had a quick look at...
  6. pirate

    Can someone advise me what type of gland this is?

    Here is a pic of a sign at my local reservoir, front thereof: Probably won't be flashing anytime soon... And here is a pic of the back of that sign, and I would like to know what you call the gland where the big cable exits from the metal post supporting the sign Thanks in advance!
  7. G

    Advise on whether outbuilding should be TT’d

    Hi all first post so please go easy on me. Just to give a bit of background on myself I have been qualified for 12 years and have recently completed my 18th edition and 2391. I’ve recently been carrying out an EICR on a MOD industrial waste water treatment site. The question I have is about a...
  8. R

    Troubleshooting advise please

    Having replaced a single socket with a double and added a second double in the same room by extending the ring, by chance I found that there was no continuity in what I assumed was a ring final circuit. Checked my connections and all were good. Just in case I was looking at a spur on spur...
  9. Kjb Electrical

    Commercial Anyone one experienced in large scale cctv systems I Need cctv advise

    Hi guys & girls, I have a client who wants a new cctv system on his business, He sells cars so has a lot of ground to cover. Doesn’t need any fancy extras just a dvr that can take around 30 cameras, and the cameras image to be clear enough to recognise faces and number plates at a distance of...
  10. A

    Help and advice needed on new switch

    Hello, I’m a DIYer and am adding some fire rated spot lights to my kitchen ceiling amongst some other alterations to the various electrical sockets and switches. I’m also installing the kitchen myself to keep costs down. Before I carry on I know that the kitchen is a safe zone and so building...
  11. N

    Starting on my own & where to start?

    hi I’m after some advise... I’m a qualified electrician & have 15 years experience. I’m currently employed & work nights as a sparks & would like to start my own thing during the day. Is there anything I should & shouldn’t do? I’m a bit confused on where to start & what to do. I want to be...
  12. J

    Just joined Hello . Need some advise.

    Hello Everyone, Need some advise. My fuse meter switch tripped . Upon inspection I realized that it trips the 'wall sockets' part only as the ceiling lights work fine on their own. I removed all the plugs from the appliance and reset the fuse box but after a minute or so it trips the socket...
  13. S

    Domestic Outside lights.Advise needed

    Hi all. New to the site and hoping you can help. I've been asked to fit some outside lights (x3). Having trouble getting a supply without chasing cables etc. Is it possible to use an existing fused spur for the supply? I'm thinking fused spur to new switch then out to lights! Do I need an rcd or...
  14. Nuno Gomes

    New on trade - Looking for advise

    Hi I finished my 2365 level 2 and 3 recently and I´m trying to find a work/trainee program as a Mate or improver. However, and after applying dozens of jobs (part time, full time, Temp, in my area, all country), I´m getting not even an answer. Can anyone give me any advise ? Tia Nuno Gomes
  15. M

    First MFT advise please

    Evening all... Looking for some advice buying my first MFT - got my inspect amd test after Xmas. Looking at the usual 2nd hand auction sites (cant afford new) and looking at under 300. Think i have narrowed it down to- Kewtech KT64. Fluke 1653 Metrel MI3000. Not really looked at megger. Any...
  16. S

    Please advise me on safety of loose plug

    Hi, I'm not an electrician or anything of the sort but I'm hoping to just get some quick advice. In moving my bed I accidentally somehow pulled the faceplate of a plug socket loose so now it's at an angle. I won't be able to get in touch with my landlord until the morning so I'm hoping someone...
  17. J

    After some advise please- Tn-s earth arrangement

    Evening all, Just after some info on the photo attached. It’s a tn-s system with an Earth going to the cu met from under the floor boards. After lifting the boards I found the earth attached as so... I was expecting to see a clamp around the supply cable, not a choc block with legs of unknown...
  18. H

    First step to becoming electrician

    Hi there everyone, first of all I would like to say what a good and helpful website this is, I’m Huseyin, I would like to know what do I need to do to become a electrician, for example to start work immediately ?(construction site or firm). So far Iv looked at Not A Chance level 2 and level 3...
  19. the pict

    Who do I advise tenant or dno

    A friend who has a retail shop was concerned about her electricity consumption, I had a look and I found the supply comes from an adjoining domestic property and is fed via an isolater within the same but has had a new meter fitted by the sse again its in the other property, so I ffitted a meter...
  20. Deleted member 9648

    Door entry system advice

    Doing a job at the moment and the client has asked as an extra whether I can fit a second phone handset in another room from the existing. The current setup is a speaker/mike outside, door release, and handset inside to talk/open door release. Handset has 5 wires connected. Is it ok to just loop...
  21. GBDamo

    Looped Supplys...Black flat T&E..............

    Been asked to advise on a rewire. I think on age alone it's advisable but the following points add to the argument. Installation age approx 60 years. This is a "forever Home" so although it may test ok how long will it stay so? Black T&E throughout. Not a reason to condemn alone but adds to...
  22. Andy

    Solar Power advise needed please

    Hi Folks I've just been asked to install an outside socket at a customers house, thats no problem. My problem is they've got Solar Panels and I've not had the pleasure of working around the extra systems involved. Can / Should I be able to turn them off whilst I work on the house wiring, do my...
  23. MikeM3

    Any LED Experts Here? Please Read and Advise.

    Hi all, it is some time since I visited this site, but here I am looking for some guidance. When I last worked seriously on electronics they were all glass valves, so I know nothing. I tried to convert a LED work light to infra-red by removing the bright white lights and fitting IR lights at...
  24. D

    Contactor control advise

    hi guys could you help me out please. I have been asked to put a contactor on a 100 amp supply to a dB on a food stand. The contactor needs to shut off on fire through a firetrace system already installed. 1st I was thinking of coming of the dB with a 2a breaker to feed the pressure switch...
  25. P

    Dimmer switch advise please

    Hello all, I have just had 2x LED down-lighters (ENLITE DE8CX Dimmable, IP65, 8W, integrated LED Fire rated) (from Screwfix) installed, using 1x normal rocker type on/off switch to control both but want to change the switch to a dimmer type. Can you please advise type (preferably Screwfix but...
  26. J

    advise on my 1st commercial/ind quote....

    Afternoon in the middle of doing my 1st quote for a com/ind setup- bit out of my domestic comfort zone etc! it is for additional power in workshop units for material testing of composite structure (whatever thats means!!) see break down of my quote below: Unit 1 Distribution 1x 6way TPN...
  27. T

    Advise on c&g 2365 Electrician route please.

    Hi everyone. I am new here. I completed my L3 c&g 2365 in 2014. I have not practised since then and have decided to finish off what I started. I hope I have taken the right route... I just registered for ECS H&S and intend following up with 17th edition. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  28. D

    Advise on Pat Testing gratefully appreciated

    Hi Everyone I'm hoping you maybe able to give me some advice please. I'm putting on a surprise party for my dad. The venue require any electrical equipment to be pat tested. I am only Planning on putting 4 wall uplightsers and perhaps a couple of Sets of led fairy lights outside to make it look...
  29. C

    is it my responsibility to advise them

    When changing a fuse board in a flat is it my responsibility to install a fire mains wired smoke alarm?
  30. W

    Advise on a startup business

    Hi . New to the forum and this is my first post. I am after some advise if you’ll Help please ? I am an electrician with 20 years experience. I am looking into opening my own company. I know all the info on creating the business . Where is the best place to advertise for free? Also, I don’t have...
  31. D

    Inverter Packed up, Advise on a replacement and someone in South Wales to install please?

    Morning all, I've not needed to be here for a long while. My power one pvi 3.0-outd, has malfunctioned today. I'm getting Error E031, I can hear the relays clicking away. I found an Australian youtube video on it, and they seem to think although it can be repaired, it seems its not worth it...
  32. E

    ChangIng socket - advise needed

    Hello Im changing my socket ,so red goes in L black in N , but why new socket has 2x holes for green ? Does it matter which hole they go? Left or Right side ?
  33. H

    Unidentified cable in loft - advise needed!

    Hello, I am installing insulation in my loft and have been mindful of all the electrical cables to lights and switches. All good, as they are nicely secured to the joists - so no need to touch them. However, there is a cable running across the length of the loft and I can't figure out what it...
  34. J

    advise needed on large rewire (smokes listed)

    start my largest rewire next monday -5bed over 4 stories 2 things I want to iron out before I start really.... 1) I have quoted for installing LD3 grade D fire in each hall/landing and heat in kitchen- but advised the client this likely may need to be a Grade A system and he needs to seek...
  35. Chizzle

    Advise on changing spot light to a pendant

    Hi I would like to change some spotlights for a pendant light. The only thing is I may struggle to cove the hole on the ceiling using a standard ceiling rose or plate. Would any one kindly advise me the best way to complete this also what I may need to buy to cover the hole?? Regards Chaz
  36. H

    Advise needed. Diesel generator loading issues

    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some advise. I'm a domestic electrician but my neighbors asked me for some help on a issue he has and here I am. So my neighbor has a tree surgeon company, they have a yard where the cut and dry logs as well. So they've just got a new drying system...
  37. K

    Female and no knowledge of electrics please advise.

    Hello, Please could someone tell me if I can plug this in to the mains? I have a LED strip light under cupboard in the Kitchen 120 cms. I went to the electrical shop and the man gave me a transformer. The wire from the LED strip light is in the first picture. Can I cut the plastic bit off the...
  38. A

    Advise please help I’m lost???????????

    Hi all just need some advice. I’m looking at doing the 2365 level 2 and 3. But want to know after completing these what are my chances of getting a job, and what’s out there as I need to keep earning a wage while I complete my nvq portfolio. Thanks Andy
  39. L

    Newbie needing advise

    After years of not being able to land myself an apprenticeship and being stuck in a job I don't want to do I'm becoming more and more frustrated. I've tried to get work as an Electricians mate but all have asked for 2+ years experience, so I feel as if I'm at a dead end right now. Is there any...
  40. lilly123

    extension lead advise please

    hi all, just used my extension lead, it was ok before i used it just to vacuum, the extension lead was fully unwound but its not very long anyway, the hover is only about 4 months old, so i can not really see that having anything to do with it, could be wrong though, extension lead was fitted...
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