1. B

    Cable length calculation

    Hi people, I'm carrying out an online course to gain my qld electrical licence. Been a good while since calculating cable length using equations and regs books. Can anyone guide me to the correct equations please Thanks in advance
  2. mattg4321

    Came across some cable I haven't seen before

    I came across some cable today I haven't seen before. It has some sort of tough, inflexible pvc type sheathing (definitely not rubber). It's quite a light silvery grey and more oval shaped than modern flat T&E. Rubber insulation. No CPC. Probably tinned copper conductors, but maybe even...
  3. M

    Airlux Dishwasher mains cable plug

    Hi Guys The image is connected to the plug on my Airlux dishwasher. It's blows now. I can't find it on line to get it for my electrician. If possible I would [refer to replace this before getting new dishwasher. I have seen a replacement on Espares but it's not precisely the same. Any advice...
  4. T

    New Cable to Old

    I have been asked by my brother to take a spur from the ring main to a summer house from the house (7m) T&E. BUT I have since found out that the house has not be rewired for about 40yrs. Is it safe to connect a 2019 T&E to an older Ring main. Consumer main fuse 45A
  5. P

    Suggestions for Cable or track lighting systems.?

    So someone has asked suggestions as how to upgrade lights in a small narrow kitchen in a new build. The kitchen has a low ceiling - albeit subjectively (the guy is 6'7" and at the moment only blocks the light from the one pendant where ever he is in the room). Obvious choice would have been...
  6. markocosic

    Preparing for EV charger: cable and earthing before driveway?

    Hi, Can I ask some advice on what to bury please? This is the the front of my house in plan view. House at the bottom. Porch at the bottom left. Driveway at the top. There's a fence between the driveway and the lawn. The incoming electricity supply runs underground down the left hand side of...
  7. sythai

    Need some advice please... cable pull

    Evening All Not done many bigger cable pulls for yonks (mainly domestic for last 10years.) Just after a few pointers please 😉 We’ve got to get couple of SWA from DB and up the garden: 1x16mm 3core and 1x2.5mm 12core. Builders put in 100mm corrigated duct, around 30 metres. Duct finishes...
  8. F

    selecting a cable

    advice please need to select a cable for the following not sure with the calculation for the starting current 30kw motor 400v full load current 52amps but 358amps starting current ive selected a 10mm cable how do you allow or what calcs do you apply for starting currents
  9. T

    Voltage drop problem not resolved with bigger cable

    Currently working on a job where the client was concerned about the swimming pool heat pump tripping the mcb (the mcb is more than adequate for the job). The heat pump 4kw and pool pump 1.2kw were drawing 27/28 amps with only 197 volts measured at the pump room. It’s about a 60 meter run. I...
  10. A

    Wago Connectors for Damaged Cable in Loft

    Hi all - have discovered a damaged cable in the loft - seems to be from the 1st Floor Lights Ring Circuit. Have cut the cable and reconnected it with Wago Connectors - see pics (yes i have switched off electricity and tested the cable was dead before cutting). This particular cable has 4 cables...
  11. W

    Type of cable - how old is this cable do you think?

    Hey looking for a roughy idea of how old this cable is, It’s a rubbery cable some of it is twin and earth other is just 2 core red and black and the 3 core is red, yellow and blue. It looks like the conductor is tinned copper and it’s about 3 strands to what looks like 1.5mm of its imperial...
  12. M

    Using IEC cable under concrete floor

    Hello I've been asked to supply power to the middle of an office floor to supply the table with power, only a small office but they don't want trip hazards but the don't want floor boxes so to keep there costs down for them instead of it being permanent in case they move I thought of chasing...
  13. sythai

    Which cable... need some tougher CAT6

    Hi All After some advice please..... we've been using just basic off the shelf CAT6 from our electrical wholesaler for a while now. We're finding it twists easily, haven't had any problems yet.... but you never know! And we seem to be installing more and more of it on every job now. Can any...
  14. T

    supporting cable above a grid ceiling

    How do people support cables above a grid ceiling? Currently pricing a shop fit and need a quick easy way to support cables above the ceiling. Basket? Metal wire wire metal ties? Metal ring plates?
  15. O

    how long can a spur cable be

    I want t run a spur(using 2.5mm cable) from a socket on a ring main . how long can the spur cable be?
  16. K

    UK Unsure SWA cable size I have?

    Hi guys, hopefully somebody can help. I have some driveway lamp posts with the armoured cable installed though the middle of the concrete pad. Unfortunately whoever installed this did a rubbish job as the concrete is not level and the posts look awful. I was going to cut the cable and dig out...
  17. G

    Under ground service to weather head or service head.

    What is common practice when hooking Armoured cable to a weather head. Do I need a aluminum weather head or is a threaded PVC one ok? Do I use a weather head with threads so my teck connector can screw straight I need ground bushings at both ends? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks,
  18. K

    MICC cable gland installation London NW3

    I'm looking for someone who is able to install new gland on MICC cable, with have to cuted for new fuse box , I'm in London NW3
  19. N

    Ok to use concentric cable as meter tails??

    Been asked to do an eicr on a flat above a shop. Tails are run in concentric cable from isolator switch by the meter, to the main switch in fuseboard. Never run into this before so not if this is still deemed acceptable or not? Any advice, reg numbers? Thanks in advance.
  20. C

    How to increase cable length?

    Hi guys, Im very new to this forum so thanks for hearing me out. I have an led light that is waterproof. The issue im having is that the cable is not long enough for its purpose. I needed some help or advice as to how i could find a cable attachment to increase its length.. i have attached pics...
  21. J

    Moving meter - Service Entry (SE) cable into panel

    Forum, I am converting from overhead too underground service to my house. This involved moving the meter about 11 feet down a wall from its current location. The old meter base sits directly outside of the electric panel. So, at the new meter base, I plan to penetrate the exterior wall...
  22. Wilko

    Cooking Cable in the Kitchen

    Hi - working on a new kitchen today and while stripping out some cable I noticed a damaged section, pic below. I had a good look about and no external heat sources nearby, so I can’t blame the central heating pipes. The conductors’ insulation doesn’t seem to be heat damaged, maybe it’s tougher...
  23. S

    whats the requirement on cable tray going in riser cupboards

    Hi Guys I have a block of 9 flats 3 floors ,ground ,1st & 2nd.6" cable tray going from top to bottom x2 .LV and HV.The contracts manager is insisting on the tray stopping between floors and a 4" pipe with a fire collar around it to go through the flooor.Is this correct. Please help!!!!
  24. J

    Supply loft light from unused shower cable

    I was asked a question today if it would be possible to use an existing cable that was previously installed to supply a shower which has been taken out (6mm T+E) to feed a light in the loft. Initially I said no it wasn’t good practice to do this, but now I’m thinking as-long as the MCB is...
  25. J

    Electrical supply cable.

    Hello. Im in the process of making a cupboard for my consumer unit etc, and was wondering what the mains cable was wrapped in, and why. It looks like some sort of fabric. 1568748245
  26. D

    USA Curious homeowner ~ what kind of electrical cable is this?

    I have limited construction background, specifically residential framing & roofing. I have been on numerous job sites (and would NEVER attempt electrical work or repair of any kind) but am curious what kind of curly electrical cable this is and why it is used. I have not ever seen this sort of...
  27. S

    Voltage on disconnected cable

    I think I may be going mad...job I was at today there was a strip light needing replaced, were 3 feeds & neutrals and a feed & switch wire at it. Was sure I marked everything ok but as there are ceiling panels going on before the light goes back on I thought I’d do a quick check, turned light...
  28. Y

    Cable confection - 1PPS - ToD

    Hello there! To start, I have to say that I'm a very beginner with electrical stuff, I'm working in IT and today I face a challenge that I can not resolve by myself. although I work in IT, my boss ask me to find a way to weld a specific cable, for a specific problem. I'm studying a protocol...
  29. S

    Tips on getting cable through kopex

    Hi guys does anyone have any tips for getting a 40-50m length of 10mm earthing conductor through a run of 20mm Kopex? Many Thanks
  30. Darren Evans

    Domestic Cable markers - what do people use?

    Morning all! Contemplating getting a set of THESE (in both 1.5mm-2.5mm and 4mm-6mm) for marking up circuits inside domestic CUs. Anyone had any experience using them? Do they stay on? Are they pointless? Can they be found cheaper anywhere (CEF sell them in packs of 3000, at £80 a pack...
  31. R

    what size of Armoured cable

    Hi to all first please may I point out that I am an avid DIY person but know my limits. I would like to know from all you very experienced people out there what size of Armoured cable to use to put power to my steel container, i am in the process of turning it into a work space and a Sauna I...
  32. B

    5 core SWA 120mm pvc cable

    Hello all So Im doing the groundwork to install a electrical kiosk and lay 250m approx. of cable to live up an off grid property. I am not an electrician i am only doing the hole digging and slab making for the kiosk - I will not be wiring anything in - not my thing :) a qualified company...
  33. Electrical2go

    NEW Super Rod SRFERRET Multi-Purpose Wireless Inspection Camera and Cable Pulling Tool added to our end of Season Sale

    Super Rod Ferret Multi-Purpose Wireless Inspection Camera and Cable Pulling Tool Click here to visit Electrical2Go Now - Don't forget to PM us for your exclusive 5% discount code (for Forum members only) The Cable Ferret is a Small lightweight IP67 Rechargeable USB charged wireless 720p camera...
  34. Michaelp

    Fluke voltage tester cable

    I have 2 Fluke T150 and the cable broke on both and need to be changed.Is being 2 years now with heavy use so is not a surprise. Dont want to use a normal flexible cable. I have seen on Fluke website that is suppose to be a special cable to withstand the pulling, bending as much as possible.It...
  35. Chizzle

    Out door cable for lights

    Hey guys Would like recommendations on what type of cable you guys would run for outdoor lights which are covered by a porch ceiling. ( if that makes sense ) The cable would be clipped direct. Would you guys recommend pond wire which is water proof or SWA or even normal flex wire ?? Thanks
  36. A

    UFH T&E Cable Melting / Heat Damage

    I was tracing some electrical cabling last night and noticed a ~6" section of 2.5 T&E cable that appears to have been subject to heat damage and the plastic has started to melt. It's about 1m away from the CU in the garage and connected to a 32amp MCB. It's a radial circuit that powers a small...
  37. dmxtothemax

    solar cable

    What are they using for cable from the panels to the invertors, Is there a cable specifically made for DC Or do you just use 2.5mm TPR ?
  38. mishev

    Domestic Using H05VV-F cable outdoors

    Hi, I'm planning to put an RCD socket on my balcony through the wall, which would mean ~1m of the cable will be outdoors (The other end would be plugged in a socket inside). Now I have the perfect length cable lying around (PK TSE HAR H05VV-F 3x1.5 PX95), however after some research I found...
  39. L

    Depth of power cable?

    Unfortunately last weekend while digging up tree stumps I managed to go through the power cable for the local scout hut. SSE are now billing me £330 for fixing it! However a neighbor thought I might be able to argue it as it's only 200mm below the surface. As it was installed with the scout hut...
  40. J

    Commercial How to wire motor plug

    Hi everyone I purchased a bench polisher which looks to have come from China. It says its 220v single phase and should work fine in the UK. The power cable has 4 wires in it so I'm confused how to wire a standard UK plug. I have attached a photo of the cable. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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