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  1. R

    USA Panel blowing bulbs and Backfeeding

    The panel has started blowing bulbs and shot fire back up in panel on the load side
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    Electric car faults blowing cut out

    Seems there is a pretty major software issue on the hyundai kona eV. If charging in single phase from a three phase charger the car throws a tantrum and can blow the main dno fuse and kill the charger in the process... Wouldn't at all be surprised if there are not more examples within the kia...
  3. S

    Bulbs keep blowing

    Ever since we moved into our new home there has been a problem with certain lights blowing. At first we thought it might be cheap bulbs so we we got some fancy led bulbs. That didn't solve the problem so it was suggested that it might be the light fittings. I have replaced all of these and the...
  4. C

    Blowing breaker

    I have a very small circuit in my house. Probably 8 outlets 6 lights. The breaker for this circuit has a direct short somewhere. It didn't start this way. At first it would stay energized for a couple of minutes then trip. The more I reset it the shorter it would last. Now it trips immediately...
  5. M

    UK Kettle Element Keeps Blowing

    Hi, I'm the landlord of a rented property. I recently had the fuse box (dcu) changed from the old "wire type" to the newer mcb/rcd type. It has been 5 months since it was replaced by a qualified electrician. My tenant has informed me that he has replaced 4 kettles since then. 1. All kettles...
  6. B

    LED power supply blowing LED controller

    Hi, I bought an LED bundle online. It comprises of; LED AC to DC psu 12A 15V LED controller wifi 15m LED strip (5m x 3) 3 way splitter When ever I plug the LED controller to the psu it blows, circuit board fried on the controller. The controller input read 5-24V. I have used a multimeter...
  7. C

    LED fitting blowing after several days???

    Hi, i recently fitted 2 Searchlight LED globe pendant fittings in a property, straight forward job just a switch wire, neutral and earth in the fitting. Each controlled by a separate switch A day after fitting them both the customer told me that one of the fittings had blown and tripped the...
  8. S

    Inverter blowing fuses?

    My grandfather has solar panels as well as a battery pack for them. I have noticed however that its very common for fuses to blow in his house particularly quick blow fuses much more common than elsewhere also his voltage seems to be 220v which to me seems rather low. Should he be worried and...
  9. D

    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  10. JayKay70

    Dimmers keep failing after 4-5 weeks

    Hi all, The dimmer push button still works but the dimmer stopped working when i turn the button, i heard a pop noise and it was then when it stopped working. This is the second dimmer now and it has happened to both of them, not straight away, each one lasted about 4-5 weeks. I wonder if...
  11. B

    LED bulbs not blowing in one fitting but not in others

    Hi - I'd appreciate some advice please. I've just replaced all our G9 Halogen bulbs in the fittings in our living room to LED versions - 16 in total. The fittings are called Tugel (Dar Tugel 6 Arm Semi-Flush Ceiling Light - Satin Chrome - Lighting Direct -...
  12. J

    Cig Lighter fuses keep blowing

    1991 GMC Sonoma compact pickup So i am guessing the previous owner installed an after market lighter socket as it has an inline fuse behind it. The lighter is also connected to a blade fuse in the fuse box. I checked continuity on the lighter and I have a closed circuit. When I got it the...
  13. M

    New pendant light fittings with Led bulbs blowing MCB and RCD after 30 mins/hour

    Ok, so I have replaced the two ceiling roses in the lounge with two pendant light fittings with 4W Led Calex bulbs One fitting has two sets of twin and earth connected, the other has just one set of twin and earth (I assume this is a slave from the other fitting) I had the lights on for about...
  14. T

    Air con blowing 20a MCB a few weeks into box change in shop/commercial

    Strange day, changed DB in shop couple of weeks ago from old wylex with cooked neutrals and burnt out neutral bus. Wiring was the usual sargasso sea of cables above suspended ceiling, old circuits, redundant circuits and really bad light switch arrangement. Pulled out the switch wires (six) and...
  15. A

    Washing machine blowing electrics

    Hello Useless female here.... I'm not sure if I'm in the right place but I have a quick question I'm hoping an expert can help me with! My washing machine keeps blowing the electrics, I've managed to empty it of the clothes but drum is full of water. Does this mean I have a faulty washing...
  16. M

    Domestic 2006 Honda Civic Headlight Switch Buzzing & Headlight bulbs blowing regularly

    Hi there, first time posting on here and after much Googling this is my last resort for some help on this topic. My friend has a 2006 Honda Civic that is known to have a common problem with headlight bulbs blowing quite regularly. He's noticed recently that the headlight switch (located on the...
  17. E

    Small Bulbs Keep Blowing

    Hi all, I have noticed something very odd in my home. All of the small bulbs keep blowing. When I say small i mean the fridge bulb, the freezer bulb and today the cooker bulb blew, tripping the fuse and this was a brand new bulb fitted only a week ago. I was just wondering if anyone knew what...
  18. hazymat

    Why are 2x 2kw heaters not blowing the fuse?

    I've set up a workroom in our building site, but because there are walls missing in the basement it's ruddy freezing. So I'm going to burn some energy whilst I work here in the evenings. I'm about to tell you that I'm breaking every rule in the book, and you're about to tell me to stop behaving...
  19. A

    Completely baffled by a 3 lamp chandelier blowing fuses

    Hello Right I cannot get my head around this one. I have a 3 lamp chandelier - I have done a drawing of the connections below. It has been placed on the 1st floor 5amp lighting main in the existing ceiling rosette (which previously had a 80 watt filament bulb.) I bought a LED dimmer switch...
  20. L

    BS88-2 20A NITD Vs BS1362 13A

    Hi All, can anyone help? So at work on the shop floor there are about a dozen weld bays all fed via a Busbar system, each bay has 1 double gang single phase 230v socket protected via NITD 20A fuses to BS88 (each socket is independently fused), the single phase sockets are generally used for the...
  21. O

    Blowing her trumpet ............

    So lots of people were up in arms about the changes to the grading system for maths and english GCSE's and the lack of past papers to "practice" on. Graded 1 to 9 (being the highest) My daughter got a 9 through hard work in her maths................ and 10 more good results We are so...
  22. R

    Domestic LED's keep blowing 5amp fuse

    Hello! So I have some LED's wired up to my leisure battery via a 5amp fuse. Whenever I change the fuse and switch them on only half of the LED panel lights up and the fuse blows immediately. The fuses don't seem to be breaking in half completely, just burning and distorting to the point of...
  23. A

    fuse blowing randomley somtimes instantly sometimes in 10 to 20 mins driving me nuts

    hi there my downstairs lighting ring fuse blows randomly sometimes instantly sometimes in 10 to 20 mins. ive tried a multimeter continuation test to see if there is any contact between earth and live and neutral and live on that circuit . which there doesn't seem to be. there is continuity...
  24. L

    Domestic Advice please fuse keeps blowing

    Could someone please give me some advice, the plug fuse on my dishwasher kept blowing so I got a nearly new second hand dishwasher installed, it too keeps blowing its plug fuse. I've had a new double plug socket fitted and that hasn't cured the problem, the washing machine is plugged into the...
  25. Joe S

    Old Cartridge fuses blowing, already tested and repaired before. What could it be?

    I have been to a call out today regarding an old cartridge fuse consumer unit. The customer said that the fuse went bang yesterday and she lost her Lounge, dining and one socket in the hallway (there is two but the other is on a different circuit). I went round and tested the circuit and found...
  26. O

    Hard Work Pays Off

    I've had a particularly busy and tough week - not bad, as all the jobs pretty much went to plan. The icing on the cake has been 2 customers who have rung to say how pleased they are with my work. Yes, I'm blowing my own trumpet, but at times like these when its tough out there its really good...
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