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  1. B

    Career change/sideline in EV Charge Point installation or PV Installation

    I'm considering a career change or trying to implement a 50/50 split between my current work in IT - largely working in a technical capacity as a 3rd line support analyst and re-training to get into the green sector and do part-time work (or potentially a full career change) either fitting PV...
  2. H

    Can I charge this li ion battery in led lamp with 7.4V new charger? pics inside

    I really wanted to keep using my led lamp for my plants. So I bought a new charger. Altough I couldnt find a 8.4V charger, so I bought a universal charger. I tryed the setting on 7.5 Volt and I tested it for 5 min. But now I read on the internet that li ion batteries can explode and catch flames...
  3. sparksburnout

    How much should a window cleaner charge?

    Young bloke round my way is starting up window cleaning Monday, he looks rough as chuff but he's OK I always pass the time of day when I see him, he gave me a lift out the Van with an old heater once. Anyway he collared me and said did I want a window cleaner, and having never had one before...
  4. Edtwozeronine

    How fast should a capacitor lose it's charge?

    I've been testing some capacitors off a treadmills PCB using a 9 volt battery to charge them up, then taking voltage readings with a multimeter and watching as they discharge. Most seemed to release the 9v very slowly but one 25v 470uF capacitor leaked it away considerably faster than the rest...
  5. S

    Battery discharging over night WITH charge controller

    Hello, hope someone can shed some light on my problem. I have a simple solar powered gate opener setup at home. I am having trouble with the battery seemingly discharging over night. I have 2 x 20w panels wired in series making 24v. These are then wired to a charge controller, which is then...
  6. P

    How to earth SWA to external EV charge point

    I am looking at section 722 of 18th edition for EV charge points. Section 722.411.4 imposes restrictions on the earthing arrangements for TN systems. For an external chargepoint connected to a domestic PME supply the accepted solution to avoiding the restrictions of 722.411.4.1 seems to be to...
  7. J

    Domestic Battery Discharging/Charging sporadically.

    Hi Guys, I recently purchased an '04 L200 Warrior from a private seller, and it has a peculiar electric problem that I hope you all might be able to help me get to the bottom of; Within a day or 2 of the acquiring the truck I noticed the battery was losing power while driving, and the warning...
  8. James Kinrosd

    Earthing solutions for EV charge points on lampposts.

    Hi guys, Does anybody have experience of installing EV charge points on lampposts- I am unsure how often the lampposts' earth can be used especially if TN-C-S and how the 18th edition might indeed rule this out. If the earth cannot be used is it a realistic solution to install just one copper...
  9. M

    How much would you charge to install RGB LED strip lighting?

    Hi all, I have two rooms with suspended ceilings in which I need to run 25 metres of RGBW strip lighting in (RGB plus Cool White) plus another 15 metres of the same in another room (please see pictures). Both circuits will include 2 drivers, 1 controller and 1 amplifier. This will all be...
  10. Loki

    Electric car battery 200 miles with 6 mins charge time

    Just seen this Electric car breakthrough - Battery with 200 miles of range can be recharged in MINUTES - http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/862987/Electric-car-battery-recharge-six-minutes
  11. J

    Looking for electrician for EV charge points

    Established company looking for electrician for EV charge point installations. Must be willing to travel. Based between London and Oxford ideally.
  12. Lexlee

    Split Charge system fitting help badly needed

    Hi , I have aquired a split charge system believe it to be from a Network Rail van. I'd like to fit it to my Landrover Defender (1995). Unsure as to what main wires go where as in starter battery and leisure battery, I've posted a pic of whole system and some of individual parts . I have...
  13. T

    starting out, what should I charge?

    Hi All, I've been asked to do a small electrical job today, removal of a double socket and spur from a cupboard that they want to make into an En-suite, and an additional socket in the understair cupboard, where the CU is. (iwas planning to spur from the MCB for this) and a minor works cert. I...
  14. W

    split charge relay to charge two 6v 4.5ah batteries

    I have two maplin 6v 4.5ah batteries wired in series to power my dashcam while parked. The batteries are similar to this one : Will this split charge relay be ok to re-charge the batteries while driving? Maypole 292 20A Caravan Dual Charge Relay Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike -...
  15. T

    How much to charge for an EICR

    I have a new neighbour who asked me to look at a few cables sticking out of the wall and ceiling in her lounge, in the house she's just moved into. I have tested them and they are dead, but i told her that I cannot find any switches and without further investigation cant guarantee that they...
  16. D

    Spark safe

    Hi this is one of my first posts so bare with me, I see a lot of jobs in Northern Ireland are now looking for you to be registered with spark safe. It seems to me to be exactly like JIB only they don't actually send you out a plastic card and charge you £170 to register compared to £50 for JIB...
  17. Drifter106

    Battery / Alternator tester

    Hi, trying battery/alternator tester. It has 3 LEDs for battery that indicate battery charge ( with car switched off). 3 other LEDs light up when car has engine running to indicate alternator output. My problem is that with car switched OFF, the battery LEDs light up, but one of the alternator...
  18. GMES

    Anybody got one of these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Mobile-Phone-Batteries/Samsung-Galaxy-Battery-Charger-Rechargeable-Portable-External/B01DJC492K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487958245&sr=8-3&keywords=samsung+galaxy+s7+edge+charger+case I bought the above yesterday from Amazon, purely because my phone runs out of charge...
  19. R

    Maintenance - claiming VAT back?

    Hi all, I have just started my first electrical maintenance job employed full time. Am I allowed/is there a way I can claim back the VAT on my future tool purchases? As it's my first job I will need to build up the tool list. Many thanks!
  20. Dan

    What would you charge advice, reviews and feedback

    What would you charge advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi Guys. I'm just starting my road towards making tiling a career and as such I'm doing jobs for friends and family. Below are some photos of a job I completed yesterday and wondered what you as... What would you charge Are you a DIYer...
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