1. M

    DNO UK power networks changed incoming overhead and now have PME TN-C-S but ccu connection to TT

    Hi all. I'm currently training as an electrician so would like your views on this for clarity and if I need to get someone in? I have just moved in to a new (very old) house and on inspection of the CCU I noticed the incoming service cable from the overhead was chard at the top of the dno head...
  2. G

    Spd connection

    Hi need a bit of help! Not wired one of these before, it’s an spd type 2 that’s come with board (fuse box)! Question is does the line from the spd connect in same bus bar connection on main switch???
  3. C

    working with fused connection unit

    Hello all, I would appreciate some advice on safely working with wires downstream of a fused connection unit (FCU). Some background: An electrician added some lighting in my loft. It appears that he tapped off of the smoke alarm circuit (since the lights go out if I isolate the breaker in...
  4. C

    3p motor connection

    How would you connect this delta or star it’s got a 3p 400v supply, Nameplate a bit confusing,I think.
  5. R

    Connection to phone line

    I'm looking to connect a Visonic alarm to the phone line. Do I need a microfilter or can I just connect from the master socket into the panel? Thanks in advance
  6. B

    Outside up light connection

    Hi, have some outside up lights to do (for a mate) currently has just run 1.5mm SWA come to look at the up light what would best way to connect it be? It has a pot to then you screw your light into but on drawing looks like I need adaptable box then some flex to light? I’ll post a similar up...
  7. multimick

    flex connection plate zone 2

    is this allowed or am i being pedantic ,it aint ip x4 , it's feeding a panel heater that is ip 24. so that's ok at least
  8. S

    Workshop Q light gauge 220v can a 3 phase 415v connection be made up?

    Hello again and Happy NY all. I have decided to take a small piece of family land and erect a house ( live for a few years) As part of this, i have to do a lot myself, joinery carpentry etc. I have access to a rural farm workshop to conduct all, its dry but the electrical connection is run...
  9. G

    Cooker connection unit to hob cable size

    Hi all, I have just been to a job where the existing hob is wired in using 2.5mm heat resistant cable, the hob is rated at 6000w. I calculate this to need a 4mm cable, however, was challenged by someone, in the end I called NICEIC who stayed neutral and said it "might be ok, what do the...
  10. edexlab

    DIN cable connection tool

    Does anyone know of a tool for tightening up the barrel of DIN type cable connectors Company I work for now uses a lot of this type of connection often with limited access for fingers I've seen a phoenix contact version with a hex screwdriver and a cam which slides on to the end , this hooks on...
  11. S

    offgrid electrical connection using generators and battery to run a house

    I have a chance that I might be able to purchase a rural site for my home(self-build). The problem is my limited budget and timeline( full house completion) does not allow for an over 2k euro connection for a basic electrical connection to run a household for parents and kids aged 2,6,8 I...
  12. B

    Oven and hob connection

    Hi all, new 2.5kw oven and 7kw hob, existing 6mm 32a supply to 45a cooker unit, now no access to socket circuit or new supply for oven, so 6mm into cooker switch then from load side to new FCU 13a with 6mm, then 2.5mm to oven? Will I get x2 6mm into outgoing side of cooker switch? Unless I keep...
  13. G

    Cord grip connection

    Good day, can i connect a pvc cord grip to a pvc conduit or pvc flexible conduit? The cord grip is also connected in a pvc junction box. Thanks everyone
  14. I

    Electrical shower pipe connection

    Hi All, I've got a job coming up to replace electric shower. The old one has this pipe connection to water inlet upwards but the new shower has got be connected from left or right positions. Had any encountered similar scenarios before and how would you connect new shower to existing pipes. I...
  15. L

    what connection to make for the fan switched live wire in a fcu

    can anyone help with the connection for the switched live from the bathroom fan in this fuse box. it is the unconnected yellow wire with a red sleeve and i assume it goes into the top right OUT connection with the single red wire. Thanks in advance
  16. R

    Electric Towel rail in Bathroom connection question

    Hi. I am fitting an electric towel rail in Zone 2 - it is IP55 rated so fine there. The flex coming out of it I have a few options - There is currently a cable going from the consumer unit into the bathroom making its own circuit (used to be for boiler but not used now) I have a couple of...
  17. K

    SWITCHED FUSED Connection unit

    Hi looking for some advice any help much appreciated. My combi boiler is connected to a switched fused Connection box which has a 3amp fuse in it. Then a cable from the switched box went straight to the boiler I've disconnected the cable straight to the boiler and put it too a double socket and...
  18. E

    Can anyone help me identify the 3 speed coloring of my cooker hood connection. Please look at the photos

    Hi Can someone help me please? I got a new cookerhood motor and I know the color coding for different speeds. But I need to find out the existing speed color coding to to connect to it. Could someone look at the photos and tell me which color is which? Its a 3 speed setting. Thanks in advance.
  19. C

    How to enable a 220V connection from the meter?

    Hi everyone! I am Cristian from Ecuador. Since I understand just the very basics of electric circuits, I would like to ask for some explanation about the wiring on the box containing the meter at home. First of all, I have to mention that meters in Ecuador are supposedly capable to deliver...
  20. L

    Easy connection help seek

    Hello! I am a novice in this electricity world, however I'm trying to learn the basics, I have this centrifugal fan which came without power cable and I had to connect one to a 3 way terminal block but on the diagram I could only see where to put the N and L cable, the ground cable there was...
  21. Q

    Domestic Can connection plate be replaced by plug socket

    Hi, I’ve been living in a “new built” house for the last five years and the time to replace some of the built-in appliances has come. My dishwasher and washing mashine are connected to the grid via connection plates similar to those, although I’m not aware of their exact technical parameters...
  22. K

    Motor connection to 220v

    I have a two value capacitor motor from china photos will includes i believe there country runs 220 standard single phase and I am in USA Sn: it did spark accidently when i hit black wire on another wire and kinda started Thank you
  23. J

    Lighting connection, socket outlet?

    Working on an industrial radial lighting circuit, 6 son high bay fittings each connected from a conduit box via a short length of flex from the main circuit (terminal strip inside conduit box). Problem they are getting is whenever a fitting goes faulty it takes the entire circuit out. Ideal...
  24. C

    What Smart Thermostat for a 2 Wire Connection? Currently Honneywell

    Hi all, new to the forum. I currently have a Honneywell c901 thermostat set up to control my combi boiler. I've been looking to buy a smart thermostat to replace the honneywell but when I removed the panel, I see it only has two wires, I hear there are usually 4 wires or more. Any advice...
  25. M

    Heating element connection

    Hi have been asked to fix connection on 3 phase printing machine the cable has disconnected for poor connection where cable grab been pressed obviously its not soldered, are there some high temp solder kits available?
  26. R

    Domestic BG Connection Concerns.

    Hi there folks, Daughter asked me to fit new BG light switches. The new type have changed their connections similar to LAP type. Now you HAVE to double over connections to ensure good connections otherwise if using several wires in connection some can pull out. The connection is bigger than...
  27. R

    New extension - 2nd fuse box connection

    Hi, We are building a new extension which is the opposite side of the property to where the current mains in and fuse box is located ( which are on the opposite side of an external wall ). The extension will be a new kitchen with an electric oven and hob, utility room with washing machine /...
  28. G

    C1 + Accessories Connection, what is it for when connecting to a head unit. ignition?

    In my c1 handbook connection A4 is (+) Accessories. What is it for? Ignition? Thankyou!
  29. C

    Three phase - serial connection

    I have two FCU's in the same room. Can these two FCU's (3 phase) be fed from same cable from the panel located in the another room? Is it acceptable as per codes? or do I need to run separate cables?
  30. S

    Issue with cat 6 connection

    Hey guys I installed a cat 6 ftp cable last week around 50metres. It goes from one cat6 faceplate to another. When I originally tested the connection it was fine with my network tester,we tested with a couple of cat 5e patch leads to check connectivity and was fine. Today the customer has...
  31. pirate

    Telephone wiring connection help, please!

    Hello all, probably not the right forum but here goes anyway. My house phone wiring has become scrambled. I have the usual incomer with the screw-on plug - in faceplate, and 3 other sockets in the house, which have been unused for ages. Some months ago I had problems with my internet, so...
  32. D

    Domestic Replacement Oven & Hob on same 32 amp connection

    Hoping to get some advice as i like to understand what work will be carried out and what actually needs doing etc. Looking at replacing the hob & oven as they are on their way out and in my research I've found out the following. Oven & hob are both connected to an isolating switch just above...
  33. B

    Fused connection unit

    2 Questions, 1. 2.5mm T+E on radial, 20A breaker feeding 1 FCU that feeds water heater, can I come off this FCU with another FCU to feed a heater? 2. 2.5mm ring main, consisting off FCU and sockets all on ring, can I come off one of these FCU to feed a FCU spur?
  34. F

    Question about electrical connection and feasibility

    Hi, In the past, my flat had 2 beepers , 1 at the door, and 1 at the study much further away. In recent years, the evil housing association which owns the building has introduced new beepers/buzzers, but this time only 1 for each flat. Now, I find that, with just 1 buzzer/beeper, I cannot hear...
  35. D

    UF controller connection to boiler

    Hi All, I have a wundafloor 3 zone uf heating system and a separate rad system running off a Baxi Ecoblue Advance heat Boiler and Megaflo tank. The rad system runs fine via a Danfoss controller but the installer has not wired the uf controller to the boiler so the uf cannot "call" for heat and...
  36. Gavin John Hyde

    Do you all use cooker connection plates?

    Asked to connect a cooker up today, it is to an existing install, removed temporarily to allow new base units to be fitted. Connected it back up. however it was connected direct to isolator switch. no connection plate on the wall. cable comes down in wall, then out behind cupboard and then...

    Earth Leakage Relay connection with normal CT

    Hi Can I connect normal Current Transformers (CT) instead of Core Balance Current Transformers (CBCT) to Earth Leakage Relay.. Thanks
  38. A

    Shower overheating no loose connection

    Hi all. Shower has melted on top left corner. I thought it would likely be a loose connections on the feed. On taking the cover off the 10mm coming in and connector block looks fine and is tight and I soon realised the burn Mark is from the live going from the block up to the top of the...
  39. B

    Cooker connection to 13A socket

    I am in the process of buying a new Bosch Serie 4 HBS534BS0B. Total connected load electric: 2.99 KW. AO who I am buying it from state that it can be connected to a 13A socket other seller are saying it is 13 Amp (Requires hardwiring to a fused spur). There is a 13A socket already there that...
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