So I've got incoming mains splitting (forking) off into 3 light fittings. They are HID metal halide lamps. The middle one (thats not working) is 70W, and the other 2 are 150W. I've replaced the control gear and bulb. It still just flickers blue and doesnt actaully start. It also buzzes at the...
Have had a Makita BHP458 (non-brushless) hammer drill for years, I love it, it's pretty indestructable and the torque's great, but the chuck's finally going.
They seem to be moving to brushless motors now (for most of their combi drills). I've only recently bought a battery SDS drill (after 2...
I'm fitting oil-filled panel heating into two rooms of a remote workshop, with (currently) a 20A x three phase supply.
Control, for occasional use only, is needed as follows:
1. A wall-mounted and easily-adjustable mechanical timer to set all the heating to come on an hour or two before people...
Hi can anyone do an outside lights wiring diagram for me please,
Outside EM maintained lights
All be on 1 circuit
EM key switch for EM lights function
Photocell for EM standard use
Override for EM standard use
A helpful guide to process control, Discusses PID control loops and an in depth easy to understand description of instrumentation techniques. For someone in the commercial game or Domestic this would be a perfect book to give you an understanding.
Independent control it what it says is required for a new build house over a set area, I would think with TRV's fitted to every radiator that is independent control, and using electronic heads one can even include time, not expensive at £10 each head.
However the condensing boiler has a problem...
Hi all I have a abacus panel I want to put new bell box in It’s a Texecom premier odyssey 1e. Can anyone please help has anyone got instructions for wiring please. Also. 2nd question can I use any keypad with the abacus panel. I have a Texecom panel is it ok to use if so looking...
I am kind of new into the AC/DC. My knowledge is mostly in the low voltage DC level. I am asking some of the specialists here.
What IC or special wiring I need so I can be sure that 220V up to 10A can flow only in one direction, as shown on the image attached.
Thank you in advance!
Had issues with a 240v to 120v control transformer not supplying power to 2 cooling fans. Both fans were connected to transformer via X1 and X2 wiring. X2 wiring was not bonded to ground initially. After bonding X2 to ground, fans would run. Any explanation would be great.
I'm after some advice with my domestic property control box. I'm not an electrician, I'd kill myself wiring a plug, so I called in the professionals who on entry to my house stated my control panel was obsolete and wouldn't be safe to keep, (it's 12 years old). Normal looking panel...
Hello, my Esser IQ8 control FACP is displaying an O/P fault 046. I have tried to see if its a zone or an address or a device. Still havent been able to rectify the fault. And what's the meaning of the O/P fault. Please anyone help. I have been on this for two dats now. All troubleshooting is not...
I was working on this addressable system an Esser IQ8 control Facp. And the system just came on CPU failure. It started coming on fire alarm. Dont know what caused the CPU failure and if the CPU board or mother board may be damaged and needs replacement. But i perceived a small of burnt on the...
Could someone help me with installation because I’m a electric noob.
I got this beauty:
And I need to connect this pump:
Do I need any disconnect? Or can I just connect this panel alarm and pump to tandem breaker HOMT2020 120/240V 20amp?
In 2005 would building control / works certificate have been required for a new / extending kitchen wiring, new ceiling lights and oven installation?
In 2007 would building control / works certificate have been required for new ceiling lights, sockets, replacement of electric shower and...
looking for any ideas please. I have a customer that is turning 3m x 3m of his garage into a room that is gonna house reptiles and fish. He would like if at all possible to have an LED dimmable strip light that could operate on a timer, but with the added function of when the timer kicks in the...
I've been in an ongoing debate regarding earthing of a control transformer and i'd like some other opinions.
690 primary, 120v secondary supplying control circuits (contactors/DC convertors etc), the neutral is tied to earth - My issue is the location that it is tied to Earth.
As far as I know...
First time posting here, looking for some advice. Have recently made a custom console for my car to hold the radio and house a few important gauges . Trying to avoid the boy racer look in my interior I have designed a fold back flap to cover the gauges when the ignition is off.
Can any one help ?
Emerson command sk
I've got a 3ph motor from a boilie making machine that has the above attached to it , I've reset the parameters to factory and input the motor parameters to the relevant fields but still can't get it to work , it's alternating between a tr01 fault or a...
i need some advise on writing out a electrical cert for a control panel,i have only tested distribution boards has anyone done certs for control panels?.
My query is the panel has overloads for motors,ive done my R1 R2 tests etc how do i record these on the schedule as there not circuit 1-12...
I'm new here so I hope I'm posting in the right place.
Is there any way to control and sync two separate lights to come on triggered from either of two PIRs? Maybe RF?
I have an outside path & steps leading up from garage to house - going round a corner -- which needs lights at both ends...
I am needing a din rail mount timer which will control a contactor.
It will need to have a function which will allow me to have the contactor energise for 30mins. Off for 30mins. On for 30mins and repeat forever.
New to this and i am getting confused with On delay, Off delay timers...
I have just heard that Lewden / Control Gear Direct have stopped producing their circuit protective devices as of 13th May, is this anything anyone else has heard of or can confirm?
I have used a fair number of their consumer units and RCBOs and will be nonplussed if I now have to tell customers...
Currently building a system for a PITA customer
Did stage 1 last year
( I only did onsite install)
They snagged and changed totally nonsensical things at a whim and my company let them
Resulted in job being completed 4 mths late
This year stage 2 only had 4 electrical snags versus 176 last...
i have touchpanel TP-MW-01/W/WM https://www.bagelectronics.com/bagcatalog/documents/TouchpanelMixedWhite_OperatingInstruction.pdf
and controler LGC-MW-01/L/plus https://www.bagelectronics.com/assets/download_dokumente/original_dokumente/DATA_SHEET_Lightgate_LGC_MW_01_plus.pdf
My customer wants to change her control panel for her underfloor heating. She finds it too complicated and wants something more simple.
I have only ever fitted the ones that the customer has supplied along with the underfloor heating.
Here is the one she has at the moment:
Hi just wondering if many of you out there are noticing problems with some of your MK fittings now ? For a good few months or maybe even a year I have been noticing especially with the 20A flex connectors that, quite often one of the screws doesn’t want to tighten as if it’s cross threaded ...
I will start an Industrial Control Panel assembley company soon !Not just for industrials ,we can make any control panel!
Somebody knows ,how to find clients (customers) or competetions?i would be happy to get any advice!
where can i find any advertise ?
Hello, a mechanic friend asked me to check his hydraulic vehicle lift controls as it had failed. When I arrived the lift started working again (of course) but with some contactor chattering upon initial start for approx 5 seconds.
He was happy it was working again and wanted to get home, I had...
Hi All, Due to unforseen circumstances I have inherited a chicken farmer as a customer. He has just taken on another free range egg unit and wishes to install motorised 'pop holes' so that he can remotely open and close the doors for the chickens via a GSM module.(there are also push buttons in...
I'm familiar with Lutron and similar high end systems, but wondered what contractors are using in the residential sector, for new smaller installations (maybe one or two rooms).
For example, where a client has a mix of conventional circuits such as downlights, pendants, etc and would like basic...
Hi, neighbour has asked if I would run new cable from existing cooker control unit to new oven/grill. The easiest way to run cable without disruption would be under existing kitchen cupboards. Cable would be 2.5mm or 4mm depending on oven. Is it ok to run this,this way ? and would it be better...
I'm attempting to adapt a fridge into a homebrew fermentation chamber with a digital thermometer controlling the compressor via an arduino and relays. Initially, all I need to do is take out the thermostat and rewire so that the compressor always runs when the power is on, ideally with the...
We are trying to control a bunch of 3 phase contactors using an HMI. The contactors' coils are activated by two lines of the 240V 3 phase source (L1 and L2).
We are trying to figure out if the relays needed for activating the coils should be rated at 120V or 240V, or if we need another type of...
Hello guys. I am an electrical electronics engineering student. I have two questions. if you answer my questions ı'll be happy. Thank you from now.
Does the brushed DC motor need position feedback in the control system? why?
Does the permanent magnet dc motor need position feedback in the...
I need to use a rotary encoder to control the speed of a VFD, so if the line speed varies then the VFD also changes.
I have no experience of this.
Usually I use Rexroth drives (not Indramat). Can these use an encoder easily enough? Or can you recommend one and an encoder please!
Hi, have an easikey 1000 plus control panel which controls two fob readers either side of the gate with an emergency switch, now someone’s been and reset the panel feeding the box and now the fob only works when entering the gate and doesn’t work if you exit there’s a red light that flashes...