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    AM2 lighting circuit - confusion

    I know this has probably been asked a dozen times on this forum but I just want to make sure that I'm doing this the correct way before going into my exam. I got told that in the am2 I need to have neutrals at every switch in connecters. I have never done it this at work hence the confusion...
  2. S

    Economy 7 - need confusion clearing up please!

    We have an Economy 7 meter and tariff. There are 2 separate fuse boards and one meter with the dual rate on. Am i right in thinking that ANY electricity we use at night will be cheaper as the meter has a 'timer' to switch to the cheaper tariff? If so then why is there the need for a separate...
  3. W

    Cat 5 confusion as to which way

    Something soo simple... cat 5 I’m heading into my am2 exam next week having never terminated the cable. I’ve searched online and I see different configurations everywhere I’m confused as the numbers don’t line up with the colours the bottom diagram to the table also I’ve seen pictures of the...
  4. gazdkw82

    Part P ...................

    I'm almost embarrassed the bring this up again but the whole thing still coming fuses me. I head again today, a experienced spark say "iv got part P" when talking about qualifications. I understand what part P is and I have past my building regulations exam as part of my level 2 however, how...
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    Coin Meter confusion

    Hi all.. needing help with an old Smith coin Meter. I've moved into a flat that has a £1 coin operated meter that the tenants upstairs use for their immersion heater. This is how it works.. they put in a £1and that in turn runs off my electricity. I have told my landlady who says everything is...
  6. D

    Zs / Ze 1720 confusion

    Can anyone advise or explain the correct procedure to carry out the above tests on a megger 1720? I recently purchased a megger 1720 and thought I would have a play with it at home before taking it on site. When carrying out z tests it give you a choice of 2 and 3 lead hi and low test all...
  7. P

    Confusion with new lights fitting

    Hello, I have fitted a double insulated light fitting in my bedroom with no problems. I had lying around a voltage tester, now I understand these are very unreliable, but when I touch the fitting with it, it will light up. There's a few other appliances that it'll do the same. I'd just...
  8. N

    Confusion about 2394

    Hi all I have the 2394 practical exam coming up and wanted a little advice on an issue. Where the installation is split into two parts a three phase board, which supplies a single phase board. When completing the testing sequence should seperate them into db1 and it's test results and db2 and...
  9. C

    Am2 lighting confusion

    hi there I'm new to this today but I was wondering if anyone could help, I have my am2 on Monday and I can wire an ordinary 2 way intermediate circuit no problem but on my precourse the said that I need to take a neutral to every switch using t+e and was just confused to how I would do that...
  10. Marvo

    Gender Neutral Confusion..............

    Okay, this may not be the right forum to ask this question but I figured you guys in the UK are on the cutting edge of political correctness so I'll give it a go. I had a job applicant send me a resume/CV and on it he states he's 'gender neutral'. I'll be the first to admit I'm not up to speed...
  11. S

    RCD Testing Confusion - Help!

    Hi Ive got a question regarding RCD tests. If a DB had 7-8 ccts on MCBs all covered by a Main RCD, should we do only one cover-all test on the main RCD, or record an individual RCD test for each circuit? Other sparkys on my firm have been doing an RCD test for each circuit, effectively...
  12. T

    Twin florescent led tubes confusion

    Good afternoon all, I have a set up of two tubes wired together so that both tubes need to be working to make it all work. They run off the old fashioned fluorescent tubes. Electro magnetic ballasts. I've bought Fusion T8 led tubes, 45mA 9w 300 900lm 4000k 04/16. These work fine. When...
  13. A

    Earth arrangements confusion

    Working on a old property in a slightly remote area installing a new circuit. When I looked at the earthing it looked like a tns but I investigated and found a old 2.5mm running towards the rod. My problem is I am getting a ze reading of 0.25 ohms. Ino we had a really heavy down poor the...
  14. G

    Solar Array confusion

    Hi guys I have connected 8 x 250 watt 35 v solar panels in series to connect to an enfinity 2kw inverter. The open voltage I get from the array at the dc isolator is 220vdc or so, but when testing at the dc inverter terminals I am only getting around 68vdc. I have had the inverter (enfinity)...
  15. S

    Heating system confusion!!

    Ok here goes! I'm about to start a heating system for someone, more as a favour than anything else! There are no wiring diagrams as plumbers have designed system themselves. Basically what there is is an external oil boiler, a cylinder & a manifold for underfloor heating. Two motorized valves...
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    Commercial certification

    Hi guys, Soon I will have to carry out the installation of two new ring circuits in commercial premises(restaurant), I am a JIB aproved electrician1&2,nvq3,2381/2, 2391, as this job is a privat job I wondering if: - for issue of an EIC, I need to be registered with i.e. NIC or ELECSA, - to...
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