1. J

    Bypass Motion Sensor - Add Switch to Lights?

    Hi. I'm looking to add motion sensors to 2 or 3 floodlights. I want to be able to use a switch to bypass the sensors and leave the lights on. (Please note that I'm not interested in the ON-OFF-ON type of action.) As the attached diagram shows, I believe I'll have to run a black wire directly...
  2. M

    Needed help to bypass touch switch on personal heater.

    I have a personal heater that has 2 touch switches. One controls power and the other controls rotation. Both don't work. How can I bypass these touch switches? Thanks
  3. R

    I would like some help to bypass a touchscreen climate control (strictly fan speed and vent settings (eg, floor/dash).

    I would like some help to bypass a touchscreen climate control (strictly fan speed and vent settings (eg, floor/dash). Background - 2003 Acura mdx. For some idiotic reason Acura designed the climate control fan speed and vent configuration into the touch screen. Not a terrible thing but...
  4. H

    My Eaton UPS 9390 120KVA is malfunction with bypass

    My Eaton UPS 9390 120KVA is malfunction. The active alarm now is “ALRM: CHECK BYPASS SWITCH” . We get the following status/alarm logs when we try to power UPS and press BYPASS at menu on display: 1. When power on UPS: - STATUS: CONTROL POWER STATUS ON - ALARM...
  5. J

    Can someone please tell me how I can bypass this ?

    Is it possible to bypass this ? I know it is a bit rough looking. I think it was a latching 3 dpdt switch that was there. ( push in - on) I want to no how I can bypass this or make it always on. Any ideas on how I can make it work would help. Also please note * I do not need power to come...
  6. D

    whats the most Funny/clever or dangerous meter you have experienced on the job?

    so I was just having a flick through here and saw some pretty dangerous bypasses here and there but I was wondering what is the most clever or dangerous bypass or unmetered connection you have came across im sure you must have some creative/funny or darwin award/how has your house not caught...
  7. A

    Unable to use timer with LED lamp (possible to bypass switch?)

    Hi, I’ll start off by saying I’m not qualified but have done some electrical work before and do the odd bit of DIY where I can. I have an LED lamp that I would like to use with a plug in timer and it turns off fine. The problem is when it turns back on power goes to the built in switch (see...
  8. J

    help needed to bypass touch switch on led light

    I want to bypass the touch sensor on this aquarium light on the wrg side so i can connect it to a mechanical timer. Any help appreciated please see attached picture.
  9. I

    Rewiring fridge to bypass thermostat (for external control)

    Hi, I'm attempting to adapt a fridge into a homebrew fermentation chamber with a digital thermometer controlling the compressor via an arduino and relays. Initially, all I need to do is take out the thermostat and rewire so that the compressor always runs when the power is on, ideally with the...
  10. I

    Domestic Bypass PDS PRM motion sensor light to Stay ON always

    How do I bypass from the interface to manually make these turned ON always? At the moment, the maximum I can do is for 30 minutes at one time. I could find one manual for similar switch but it doesnt have any mention of what I am looking for...
  11. W

    PIR Lighting with bypass help.

    Hi guys, I have today wired up some LED lights to a PIR sensor using 2 switches, the second one is a 2 way (not sure of the correct terminology, sorry for my ignorance, double throw or something?) They seem to work as I wanted with the first switch switching the whole lot on or off and the...
  12. J

    Combined East and South facing panels impact using a bypass diode

    I am new to the forum so Hi to everyone out there! I am also a new DIY Solar PV user and I am looking for some technical advice on an unusual string configuration. So some prelude before the question: I have been looking at Solar on and off bust its always been too expensive and the FIT's keep...
  13. T

    How to bypass an RCD and carry out an insulation resistance test on a circuit

    Hi all. I'm a 4th year electrician currently awaiting to finish my trade test. (FICA in Scotland) the only parts I have to pass is the testing part and fault finding. I'm currently studying testing as this is something I have done the minimum of onsite. Could someone tell me how I would...
  14. G

    Pedestal Fan - bypass speed control unit - Direct connection

    Hi, The speed controller on my pedestal fan is broken and I thought of bypassing it by connecting the power supply directly to the fan motor. When I opened casing, I found two wires (Blue and Brown) coming in from the plugs end and four wires (Red, Black, Blue and White) coming from the motor...
  15. B

    Insulation test on shower with neon switch

    Doing an insulation resistance test on a shower, can someone explain how to bypass the neon in the isolator? Do most people chock block bypassing neon or another way? Also for a lighting circuit with flurocents? Thanks
  16. D

    Room thermostat. Why?

    I am having my old boiler (hearing only not dhw) replaced with a supposedly more efficient modern one. The engineer insists that, according to regs, he cannot turn it on unless there is a room 'stat. Since each radiator has its own 'stat this seems superfluous. He has suggested that I mount...
  17. T

    running more than one thermostat off one zone valve

    hello all im carrying out some work in a social housing building and they have problems with massive gas/electrical bills (£4000) a month, its a 3 storey building with 10 self contained bedrooms with en suit all with at lease one radiator in, they have recently had there boiler change by...
  18. P

    Advice - damaged panel

    Would appreciate some advice... We have a damaged panel (cricket ball!) Looking at the daily generation figures in similar (hot & sunny!) weather before and after, it doesn't appear to be having any noticeable effect on generation. However I'm concerned when (if?!) it rains, water could get in...
  19. S

    Underfloor Heating

    Hi guys, A tennant has a problem with their underfloor heating not heating up at all. Its a Aube TH132F Thermostat. When i put it on override and set the temperature high to 40 oC it keep going back to 18oC. Does this need replacing, or is it a deeper problem with the sensor. I have 230v...
  20. F

    Shading on Sanyo HIT240 panels

    Turned up on this instal to put in inverters and found this abortion. As you can see i have a little bit of a shading problem (11am) to say the least LOL I have a 150 of these and they are all the same. 10 rows of 15. Can someone tell me the ramifications as to the by-pass diodes with this...
  21. a1guvner

    Day works - How far would you go

    A while back whilst carry out day works for a main contractor (small old school firm) boss man asks if we could bypass his meter on a TBS while he contructs a new build, of course declined to get implicated in this kind of work. but if he did manage to find someone to do this would it be on his...
  22. D

    UPS and three way bypass switch...

    Don't know if anyone can give some insight on this: UPS and a three way bypass switch:<br>Position 1 - &nbsp;Normal (UPS Power)<br>Position 2 - &nbsp;Bypass &amp; UPS (Mains Power / UPS On)<br>Position 3 - &nbsp;Bypass (Mains Power / UPS Off)<br><br>What could overload the UPS and cause it to...
  23. silver surfer

    Earth loop tests on circuits with UPS backup

    What is the proper procedure for ELI testing circuits with UPS back up, ie radial circuits under computor room floors? Do you test with the mains bypass connected? with the UPS/ mains in normal operation? or in UPS status only?, ie mains failure. Thanks.
  24. F

    iPhone users

    Has anyone else being effected by apples incompetence? I woke up late again! It's a massive slap in the face the third time since the iPhone 4's release! In order of appearance: 1. Reception issues (Aerial fault) 2. Phone lock (Can be bypassed) 3. Alarm clock (Not updated) The way to fix...
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