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  1. M

    Trainee Simplex control panel

    Hello. Could someone help me with installation because I’m a electric noob. I got this beauty: And I need to connect this pump: Volts 115 Amps 10.7 HP 1/2 Hz 60 Do I need any disconnect? Or can I just connect this panel alarm and pump to tandem breaker HOMT2020 120/240V 20amp? Thanks for...
  2. J

    Building control / works certificate

    Hi, 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...
  3. R

    dimmer control over 1 hour

    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...
  4. S

    Hazardous areas - control voltage transformer earthing -

    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...
  5. J

    DIY custom console flap servo control

    Hi, 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. I have...
  6. Darrin Brand

    Inverter speed control help

    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...
  7. S

    Electrical test on 3 phase control panel

    Hi 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...
  8. R

    Domestic Trying to control 2 o/s lights from 2 PIRs

    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...
  9. D

    Timer for contactor control

    Hello all, 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...
  10. Richard Burns

    Lewden Control Gear Direct no longer manufactured?

    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...
  11. edexlab

    Bonding Control panel

    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...
  12. B

    Touchpanel doesn´t control

    Hello, i have touchpanel TP-MW-01/W/WM and controler LGC-MW-01/L/plus and...
  13. happyhippydad

    Which underfloor heating control panel?

    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: Can anyone...
  14. V

    Domestic MK and quality control

    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 ...
  15. rustynails

    Current generation under control

    You've all seen people on YouTube overloading twin and earth cables, JW etc... How are they generating current and how are they able to control that generation?
  16. N


    hello 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 ? thanks!!
  17. Spaniel

    Commercial 3 phase motor control conundrum.

    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...
  18. G

    Motor control for chicken house

    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...
  19. Ian B

    Domestic Suggestions for Lighting Control Systems

    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...
  20. C

    cable from existing cooker control switch to new oven/grill

    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...