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  1. A

    I have a dedicated circuit for my fridge on a 32amp breaker. Is it possible to have the fridge and a separate freezer connected to a double gang socke

    Hi guys, I have a dedicated circuit for my fridge which is on a 32amp circuit and also runs off a fcu. Is it possible to have the fridge and a separate freezer connected to the double gang socket ? So both appliances are sharing the socket . Thanks !
  2. C

    Moved to a flat aerial socket loose and is not connected ?

    HI i just moved to a flat. The TV reception is sporadic at best and we have been needing to re-tune it every few days. I have tried to look online and all the sockets seem to be wired in and the live wire connected ? Does this look normal ? Any advice would be great thank you. 1590129701 posted...
  3. Brainwash

    Gas Fireplace switch not connected to Electrical Panel?

    Hi all I want to replace the switch that turns on/off the gas fireplace and cannot find a breaker that would shut off the power to the switch. I thinks it's a stand alone switch to the fireplace. Is this correct? Is it safe to disconnect and replace? Thx!
  4. D

    Not to sure what I'm being asked by 'a schematic diagram of the controller connected to a conveyor'

    Hey, I'm a bit confused to what I'm being asked for a question that is: Task 6 As an alternative to the AC system in task 5, you have also been asked to produce a...
  5. G

    Need electrician advice - Replaced light switch successfully, but no power in other areas connected to same breaker panel switch

    Yesterday, I replaced a light switch (as I've done several times before). When I turned the breaker panel back on, the light was working - but now the other lights connected to that same breaker panel do not work. I re-checked all connections and reset the GFI (the outlet works) but no luck with...
  6. J

    (DIY) Help with connected fire alarms

    Morning all :) I hope this question isn't too basic...I think I'm sure but thought it would be wise to check. I've fitted a couple of fire alarms that are wired, one at the top of the stairs one at the bottom. First one I fit was downstairs, all was fine. When I fitted the upstairs one the...
  7. N

    LED batton connected to a fused plug

    Hi ive bought an LED strip light to replace and ‘old fashioned’ one which is in my loft. The existing is wired via a fused plug to a socket in the loft the new light is double insulated and unlike the old one doesnt need an earth. Am i ok still connecting it to a fused plug with maybe a 3 amp...
  8. Dan

    Why we don't allow logging in with connected accounts (Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc)

    Some years ago when Facebook launched they were not so bad. As time went on, they joined the older crew (Yahoo and Google - And MSN, now Bing or whatever they're going by on their 4th or 5th attempt of being search engine and / or profile system) in allowing website owners to use their already...
  9. E

    Upstairs and downstairs MCBs connected?

    Hi all new here and wondering if you have seen heard of this situation/problem? I wanted to remove surface mount sockets from the living room wall to decorate. In my old house I would just flick the mcb off for the downstairs ring and then made sure the sockets were dead before proceeding...
  10. littlespark

    Does a TP&N RCB work if not connected correctly?

    I'm not being stupid here. Not correctly, as in, not as the labels on the device says So, the situation is, I have a TP&N distribution board with a regular 125A 4 pole mainswitch. The terminals serve in order- N, L1, L2, L3 with the neutral on the left. This installation is to have a 300mA RCD...
  11. Ironbones

    Commercial Still Learning -Whats this for connected to contactor and overload.

    Hi All Could someone explain this to me please. Connected to the contactor, over load are two coils (are they ferrite chokes) please see photos. Also why only two and not three one for each phase, marked with a 65 in the photos. The motor is used to control a blower unit, that moves a bean...
  12. F

    Domestic Ze measurement with a PV system connected?

    Hi, I’m new to this site and wanted some advice on the following, I have a db with a 4kw PV system feed into it via a 16A cb. Gn3 tells me that a generating set which can feed in in parallel to a dB will effect the ze measurement. How can I carry out the ze, pefc and pssc test with this system...
  13. C

    Commercial LTC Addressable Interface Module to be connected to the ballasts

    What is unswitched live and switched live in the attached image?. It it the drawing of the addressable interface module (AIM) to be connected to the ballasts. To where should I connect these USL & SL terminals? What is the purpose of these terminals?
  14. A

    Neutral wire not connected

    Hi my electric shower light stayed on after is turned it off. I took off the pull chord and firstly there is only one nuetral wire connected, looking at the contactor in the loft it looks like the neutral wire has been cut short. So there is a live and neutral from the fuse board, and only one...
  15. C

    Motorbike not sparking but will once regulator rectifier feed is connected to earth

    Please can someone advise or help in anyway before I go completely insane I have a ktm project bike that doesn’t spark unless I disconnect the voltage regulator rectifier and run the constant feed connection (reg rec side of loom) to earth. I spoke to so many specialists who cant resolve and I...
  16. rolyberkin

    Frost Stat Issue - System not working when connected

    Following on from my thread Heinz 57 heating system thread.................. I have installed a Heatmiser UH8-RF control centre a RF switch and two neoair thermostats into an S plan system. Had a few issues with the UH8-RF firing the boiler but in the end wired the boiler n/c from the UH8-RF to...
  17. J

    Non electrician: advice about socket connected to a fused switch

    Hi all I have a single socket behind my fridge freezer that is inaccessible and so has a fused switch connected to it for easy access to turn on and off. I have been using a 2 gang adapter on this socket so that I can run my chest freezer of it as well. Would it be possible to change the...
  18. V


    Hi all OK..did a cu change yesterday .. old wylex with an external rcd for a new amd3 dual rcd cu. This morning the customer rings to say the shower has tripped the rcd. Turn up on site..and the rcd that has tripped is not the one that the shower circuit is on.! So i check for crossed over...
  19. B

    Cut out and meter connected with t+e

    Been to look at a job today....cut out at ground level, meter at ceilling height,in a wooden boxing and the pair are connected via 16mm t+e!! CU cover missing, and a helpful scribbled note on the wooden access panel ' live parts inside, only qualified electricians to open'! So...who to...
  20. oracle

    Cooker connected to unfused connection unit with 6mm twin and earth

    Today I found a free standing cooker connected with T&E cable. Since the cooker is bordered by cupboards it is regularly pulled forward about a metre for cleaning the unit and the floor beneath it. This forward movement extends the cable to full stretch while pushing it back makes it hang in a...
  21. oracle

    Periodic testing with the power on and all loads connected

    I recently watched a tester and his mate do a periodic inspection and testing on a social housing dwelling without turning off the power or disconnecting any loads. The Ze was measured without disconnecting the main earth conductor and Zs taken with the loads connected. They subtracted the...
  22. C

    DB installed connected & tested

    Just your thoughts on this DB,it’s a Lewden type,I personally don’t like them. Bus bar,not ideal,main switch on right,space very tight to make connections,hate the rcbo’s,screws in front of each other,making it hard to retighten .
  23. N

    Short Circuit When Emergency Lights Are Connected

    I've come across a fault at work. Fuse keeps blowing when they put it in. I haven't tested for a while, and so am pretty sure I'm missing some basic steps with the fault finding process. Small room. 1 emergency fluorescent light fitting, 1 bulkhead emergency fitting. Fluorescent is plugged into...
  24. B

    Electrician Switched live connected to neutral on lamp

    Hi all, Newbie here after some advice. I’m in the process of replacing my landing light and when disconnecting the old one I noticed that the SW live was connected to neutral on the lamp and the circuit neutrals connected to live on the lamp. I am aware that normally the SW live would go...
  25. J

    Motor Tripping RCD but it's not even connected to it

    Hi, I have just installed a dedicated 32A circuit to feed a motor which according to the data plate is 3.0kW and 16.6 Amps, single phase. It is fed from a 32A MCB via 6mm cable about 22 metres. I have fed it from a MK twin 63 Amp RCD board but this motor circuit is not protected by either RCD...
  26. A

    Question regarding 400V three phase lighting connected in Delta, without Neutral.

    I am in the process of designing the electrical installation of a community centre, and have a question about the provision of three phase lighting for a large function room containing 18 36W LED fittings. All of the light fittings are to be switched simultaneously. Would it be possible to...
  27. Jay89

    Two cables connected to mcb

    Evening All Im sure this will have been discussed at some point (if so please point me to a relevant thread) I have been to look at some remedial work where a previous inspector has flagged up on multiple circuits 'DBx Cx has two cables in mcb, need separating - C2' These circuits are either...
  28. V

    Are you best electrician??

    We're launching our first Smart Solution awards and want to celebrate contractors and installers who are working with Smart Technology. If you're a beginner, we have a category for that, and if you're an experience smart home installer, we have a category for that too. Smart Solutions Awards...
  29. C

    Main gas bond connected in the wrong place

    hello guys I need some advice on and EICR job. On the MET we have two main bonding conductors 10mm each. Water is fine however I cannot find the gas bond connection on the pipe. I know it is connected to the pipe as a long lead test gives me 0.02. The pipes resistance rises as I disconnect...
  30. L

    Invertor Error - FE Not Connected

    Hi guys. So, we've had solar panels installed on the roof for about 3 years now, and just recently, had an issue where the Invertor in the loft was bleeping. Went up to investigate, and it'd stopped... So, a few days later, heard the bleeping again, went up to check, and could see the...
  31. B

    Strange earthing arrangement.

    Hello all. Had a job today putting in a new kitchen circuit. Plan was to put in a new CU just for the kitchen sockets and lights. When I looked at the cut out, found a Seeboard PME label and the neutral came out of the cut-out into a Henley block then onwards to the meter. So far so good but...
  32. S

    500v Insulation Resistance Test ok?

    Hi all, still training so please forgive my very simple question. Why is it ok to test an appliance at 500vdc when PAT testing but great care should be taken to remove all equipment when IR verifying a new circuit installation? Is it simply just because connected equipment will make a nonsense...
  33. W

    Neutral bar

    i couldn't find the answer to, Why is the neutral bar not live in simple terms. Im thinking Line from mcb to equipment then neutral connected from the load to the neural bar to complete the circuit with 230 v throughout the circuit? I'm wrong I know but why?
  34. B

    Replace shower pull switch

    Hello Guy's I replace shower pull cord switch like same last one but there before not conecte earth wire I done like that before wire connect with shower in future working like before in there any danger if not connect with switch box?
  35. yellowvanman

    Inverter on earth stake?

    Been asked to replace an old consumer unit, PV installed so bonding etc up to scratch. House supply is TNCS, however with the PV wiring the inverter (Fronius) is on its own earth stake! So that makes 2 earthing systems in close proximity! Why would they want to earth stake the inverter?
  36. F

    Submain Earth/Bonding question?

    Hi guys/girls Just some clarification needed. I have an house where there is sub board in the garage , and also a boiler in the garage. The water copper pipe that connects to the boiler is continuous from the house. I am aware of the exporting PME situation so plan to drop out the 3rd core of...
  37. Stuart Houghton

    Export Limitation

    I received a call from a person who was not a customer of mine asking to connect up his 8 kW PV system. Its a new build and the modules were installed when the scaffolding was up, this was several months ago. System is 2 x ABB PVI 3.6-TL-OUTD inverters connected to 32 x 250 watt modules. The...
  38. N

    Insulation Resistance test with 12v transformers

    I am installing a C/U and the kitchen has some old Down lights installed with 10 x 12 volt transformers connected. I know I could disconnect all the transformers but I don't plan to do that as it will be a real pain due to how the plasterboard has been bodged. Some opinions suggest the IR...
  39. Leader

    Supplementary bonding question

    hi all, I know there are many questions on this topic but I'm unable to find my answer. Can I connect my 4mm supplementary bonding cable to the cpc in my shaver socket which then links directly back to the light (and via the cpc back to the CU)? Sorry if it's a basic question, I am still training
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