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  1. C

    18 volt solar battery charger

    Hello, hoping for advice on this... We intend to use 18volt Makita power tools high in the Khumbu mountains near Everest. With no mains power on site I’d appreciate any advice on an affordable yet lightweight, portable and efficient set up to recharge batteries. Probably x10 4.00 Ah units per...
  2. F

    PHEV charger

    Hi, got asked a bit of an odd ball request at work, one boss has one of them Mitsubishi PHEV things. And the charger is knackered. I had a look at the charger and it had melted the relay inside which was easily replaced, looked to of been caused by a high resistant joint. Now it still won’t...
  3. G

    AEG Multi-voltage battery charger

    Hi Folks :-) got a query. Can my AEG AL9618 Battery charger that came with my BSB 18STX-R drill, also charge Li-Ion batteries? The drill originals are Ni-cd 2.0ah, and I wish to upgrade to 3.0ah Li-Ion ones. The front of the charger does show various images of what the lights should do. And it...
  4. H

    EV Charger Installation - Cabling Query?

    Hi, We had a EV charger installed recently over the past day ie 32amp 7.2kw. In the fuse cupboard I’ve attached before and after photos. I have a 100amp fuse for the house. For the new EV board setup, should the 2 grey cables entering the EV board (10mm) be the same 25mm thickness as the...
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    New EV charger needs no Rod and can be used with PME

    I had an email this week from PodPoint. The new Pod Point Solo EV charger does not require an earth rod and can be used with PME. It has in built DC protection and complies fully with the 18th ed Regs. From what I can see and having done the online little training thing, it is brilliant. Taken...
  6. J

    USB charger for 6A circuit

    I have a USB powered webcam used I want mount in a certain location indoors. Ideally I would leave it plugged in to a USB socket, but there are no 13A outlets nearby. However, there is a light switch only a foot away. Does anything like this exist for 6A circuits? Well I know they do, because I...
  7. 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...
  8. A

    Battery charger switch over system

    I have a 4kW solar pv installation that has a 6kW lead acid battery storage. In the summer I am constantly exporting and in the winter not much is generated. I was wondering if its possible let go install a second battery store which runs from solenoid of some sort such that when I e battery is...
  9. M

    Chargemaster EV charger

    I went to a job today for a long standing customer of ours who had an unrelated problem. While I was there customer asked me to look at the above charger that had been fitted in their car port. Whoever installed it - possibly Chargemasters in house team did a few things that were either clearly...
  10. M

    EV charger installation: RCD requirements

    This has been discussed before but I'm still not clear and would appreciate input. I'm installing a home EV charger (Andersen A2) and need to decide on the right RCD/RCBO to terminate the connection at the CU. - The system will run at 32A, the charger is connected to the CU via ~20m of 6sqmm...
  11. M

    Cordless drill battery charger

    Might be the wrong forum but here goes. I`ve 2 Parkside drill/drivers 10.8v not had a lot of use but come in handy because they are quite small and do the job. Problem is I`ve lost one of the chargers and the remaining one has given up. I`ve inserted a pic of the circuit board, no sign of any...
  12. Gavin John Hyde

    Smart EV charger requirements

    I install EV chargers, often under the OLEV scheme. next year all chargers subsidised by the government will have to be 'smart' we all know how the smart meter roll out is going! but it seems only a matter of time before they determine that cars can only be charged at certain times etc or must...
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    10mm joined to 6mm for exterior charger

    I have a job where the client wants a 7kw car charger 50 meters away from his house. The problem is there is a 6mm that's been pre wired 10 meters through his house from the main consumer unit to an exterior wall and sealed up. So I would have to use that and join onto the 10mm exterior and put...
  14. O

    "nice" car charger install - not

    This caught my eye earlier: The race to the bottom continues...
  15. a-z electrics

    Car chargers coming...

    Bought a new little Cudis metal DB the other day.. on the circuit labels they now have CAR CHARGER.. the first of many I'm thinking! Have many sparks fitted any of these yet and what have been your experiences? I've done one for myself, just like a new cooker circuit really. I believe the...
  16. LazyTrucker

    12 volt laptop charger query

    Firstly I'm new here so forgive me if this is in the wrong place or a stupid query, I'm no electrician by any stretch. I'm looking at buying a charger to charge my laptop my truck whilst engine is running mostly. I'd rather not go down the inverter route if possible due to employers concerns...
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    Help needed! Car charger / TV amplifier

    Hi! Just bought a new house and wired my car charger up. It’s been wired up to the same circuit breaker as the ‘loft/tv socket’. Now my TV isn’t picking up any TV signal! The tv amplifier is on in the loft with everything connected. Has anyone got any ideas? Am I being an idiot as per?? Any...
  18. S

    BS 1363 socket for EV charger - what kind of RCD?

    Hi folks Trying to make sense of the Regs regarding RCD types for a standard 13A socket intended for electric vehicle charging. Looking at 722.531.2.101 in the 17th edition Amd. 3, type A seems to suffice unless DC residual current is known to exceed 6mA, in which case it is type B. So how do...
  19. M70

    EV Home Charger Installer / Smart Meter Installer Required Qualifications?

    I have previously worked as a field service and installation engineer (AV DATA CAT5 areas) for over 12 years, although i am currently working in IT but i am interested in a career change as a EV home charger installer, or smart meter installer. What are the required qualifications to become one...
  20. Zdb

    EV charger protective device

    Hi guys, I'm having trouble deciphering some manufacturer's specifications / installation instructions for a three phase dual 32A outlet EV charger. The model in question is the W22 wall mounted unit: I can see that there are 2x 30mA RCD's inside the unit mounted on DIN rail. I'm unsure...
  21. G

    Single Phase Charger on Three Phase Supply

    Hi all, been a bit of a lurker of the forums here for a while and so far they have saved me more times than I can say, but now I have a question that I am hoping you can help me with. I have a single phase forklift charger and it currently has a 2p+e plug and connects to the corresponding...
  22. M

    Domestic mild tingling in certain scenarios

    Maybe I can pick the brains of some of you who actually understand electrical stuff - this is over my head and I am keen to identify the problem asap. I initially thought I'd identified a problem with my guitar amp. Last night, when plugged in and playing through the amp connected to the mains...
  23. M

    Socket outlet with car charger & lawn mover

    Hi Mate, Any one of you can explaine, why when I installed new socket(BG Integrated RCD protected), it works with car charger and not working with lawn mover. Some other issue is that when car charger not working when connected with extension but it works good with lawn mover. Thanks Mano
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    Solar PV, Hybrid Inverter and Electric Vehicle Charger

    I'm considering buying a domestic 4kW PV with 6kWh of battery storage and a 5kW hybrid inverter from Sungrow. My problem is that wife's electric car has a 7kW Podpoint charger. I assumed that the hybrid inverter would pull power from the grid when the house demand exceeds 5kW, but there's no...
  25. T

    Charging 17ah jumpstarter with 3amp dc charger?

    Hey so I bought a jumpstarter that is 12v 17 ah and am using it to run my laptop in my room. I have no power in my room just in one room in the house so have been using this. However the thing takes 34 hours to fully charge as it was supplied with a 500mah charger. I do however have a 12v 3ah...
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    Please help - I feel like I'm being ripped off

    Hi everyone, First off, sorry if this is the wrong section - I'm not sure where to post it. I recently had my wall plug charger explode, and now the wall plug is damaged and my landlord wants me to pay £200 for electrical testing - he wants to test the whole apartment complex because of this...
  27. M

    Measuring Power Draw

    Hi all, I live in a block of flats with communal garages and have been tasked with resolving a minor electrical issue we may have. (Having no electrical background, thought i would gain some expert advice. Any guidance/help would be very much appreciated). I have been checking the power...
  28. bigspark17

    Advice on small pv system

    hi guys looking for some inspiration/advice on an upcoming project. Been asked to install a small pv system on a mobile hut glamping sort of experience. Now clients wants some panels on the roof to run some 12v lighting and socket chargers for mobile phones. Now i haven't done anything with pv...
  29. GMES

    Samsung Fast charging Pad

    Have any of you lads got one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Wireless-Inductive-Charger-Compatible/dp/B01BSOPVDM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1482513150&sr=1-4&keywords=samsung+wireless+charger The reason I bought it was that I'm sick of charger wires everywhere and part of...
  30. O

    12v LED lights/Lead acid battery help

    Hello all, this is my first post so please don't grill me too soon ;) So I've finally got mains in my shed after a few years of using 12v lighting and rolling the extension lead out when required. For a year or two, I have been running 6 x 4.5w LED clusters as main lights using a pair of 12v...
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    External socket for 13amp car charger lead

    Hi need some advice re installation of a external 13amp socket to enable connection of a 13amp mercedes car charger. Socket would be spurred via SFCU from local ring main. External socket attached to external wall of main house. Earthing system TNCS. Would this arrangement be compliant ...
  32. P

    Help with re-wiring an iPhone cable

    HI, I have an extension cable my Dad made years back that looks like this: How can I attach this to my iPad charger which looks like this:
  33. G

    RCD's and large capacitive loads

    Hi all, just registered today and sorry to come straight in with a request for help. I wasn't sure if this would be best in the commercial forum or the domestic one as really it is using comercial type equipment on a domestic ring main. I have 2 large battery charger/inverters in use at my...
  34. Y

    Problems with Series/ Parallel strings not adding ampage.

    Hi Guys, im hoping someone can help me. I have recently installed 3.2kw system for an offgrid job. The problem im getting is that im only ever seeing around 300 watts solar generation for the whole system. We have used 10 x Canadian Solar 320 watt panels Voc for the panel is 44.9 and the ISC IS...
  35. S

    Light flicker now and then

    If you've seen my previous thread for advice you'll know that I have just finished doing up my living room and I have 8 dimable LED GU10's fitted into the main socket loop because of a couple of reasons. The loops goes like this... Fused spur on socket loop -> 13A plug socket -> junction box ->...
  36. Jaym98

    Domestic Laptop charger

    Hello, I had an animal bite through the wiring of my laptop charger and being an apprentice Electrician, decided to connector block the live and neutral cables (blue and brown) I just wanted to know if this is safe and will be okay to use? I believe it had a 240v input and a 19v output...
  37. Dan Brown

    230v mains to 12v or 24v USB

    Hi Does anyone know a way this can can be done I want to wire some usb sockets up the same type you can find in cars, up to a fused connection unit how do I go about doing this. I know I will need a transformer of some sort but what's the best way to go about this. I know some people...
  38. E

    Other than recharging, is it possible to check a rechargeable battery?

    I had not used my B&D mini vacuum for a while, went to recharge it but the charger gave no output. Stupidly without checking the price of a new mini vac like the Vax Gator, I bought a new B&D charger but the battery would not recharge. Consequently, for future information I wondered if there...
  39. DuaneMHunt1976

    drill charger

    just been given a drill charger to see if i can get it working. personally it smells of smoke to my nose, its a "worx" 18v drill i only got 5-8v output on the pins but when i open it up and found the cable from the plug i had 3-5v (changed a bit) No load. its spose to be 18v 500mA Dont know...
  40. G

    Best battery screwdriver

    Im looking for a small drill/driver for within £100. Ive seen a few bosch and makitas but am wondering whats best. Any suggestions?
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