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    How to work out the total design load to find my swa cable size

    Hi all I am having trouble trying to work out the total load and swa cable size. I have 10 circuits in a outhouse 40 meters from the mains power supply 1 x lighting with 10 lights, 1 x lighting with 10 lights. 1 x 2.5mm radial for 2 heaters, 1 x 2.5mm radial for heater. 3 x 2.5mm socket rings...
  2. gazdkw82

    Log cabin socket design installation

    Iv got a little install of 2 IP rated sockets to go on an exterior wall of a log cabin. The customer doesn't want to see any cables or containment as you look at the sockets. We've agreed to run black PVC conduit on the rear of the cabin (which is going to have shrubs growing up it) and then...
  3. W

    Design electrician cad

    Hello I’m 25 year old electrician. Nvq qualified 18th edition and 2394/5. I enjoyed studying and bettering myself but now I’ve gone stuck and looking for opportunities I don’t see myself as a manager. I’m thinking of a specialism or a electricial designer I’ve googled this but can’t seem to find...
  4. W

    Design electrician

    Hello I’m 25 year old electrician. Nvq qualified 18th edition and 2394/5. I enjoyed studying and bettering myself but now I’ve gone stuck and looking for opportunities I don’t see myself as a manager. I’m thinking of a specialism or a electricial designer I’ve googled this but can’t seem to find...
  5. T

    Energy efficient busbar design

    Hello, This is my very first thread on the forum. If I posted it in wrong part of the forum, just moved it. Thanks. According to the thread ( FREE Electrical Software from the Copper Development Association -...
  6. R

    Electrical Design Software

    Evening, I´m looking for some Electrical Design Software for designing electrical cabinets. So the software would need to have contactors, drives, PLC´s, isolaters, SSR, solenoids etc. I´ve used Design Spark Electrical before but I found it difficult and cumbersome to work with, so for that...
  7. W

    2365 305 design question

    Hi all, im new the the forum. Curently doing the city and guilds 2365 level 3 course. Got a question regarding the 305 design assignment. When filling out the table to calculate the voltage drop and calbles sizes, do i use the design current etc before or after the diversity factor?
  8. R

    Question 2 on Design Project

    Hello, I am just starting my project. I have uploaded the questions. Questions 2B & C Socket for the kettle - each of the tables. Socket for TV - next to the Kettle, as I assume it's not wall mounted. Two single sockets for Laptop/phone to each side of the bed FCU - by the main entrance...
  9. M

    Assessment 615: Electrical Systems Design

    Hello :) I'm currently on my final assessment for 2365 after spending two years at college. I really want to complete the assessment in some design software rather than manually drawing. I found designspark which looked as if it could do what I want but doesn't seem to like importing...
  10. P

    Sub Main Design Calculations

    Hi all, new to here. Just designing a sub main, very long time since I have done this so just wanted some thoughts. Its to a summerhouse sort of set up that will be at the bottom of a very long garden at a later date (sockets, lighting and hot tub planned from the board). Patio is getting done...
  11. J

    Strange design of Induction Hob power input, advice please

    Hi, hope everyone is enjoying Easter! I have boon looking for an induction hob recently and found one on ebay for £25 and close by so I bought it, yay!. It was purchased as defective, its a 5 sone hob and the two left zones did not power up. A bit of research before purchase shows there were...
  12. L

    2365 design assignment, pool area and cafe, hotel

    Hi this is the electric car charger, is this suitable? Can anyone point out anything I've missed. Also what is the best way to draw the circuits onto each drawing. Any suggestions are great fully appreciated
  13. A

    i need help in electrical design L3 assimgnment

    I’ve recently started my level 3 course and I’m doing electrical system designs the one with the hotel extension and pool and café block but I stuck on all of question some guidance would be appreciated thanks
  14. Sambulance

    Does anyone know this design symbol?

    Can anyone tell me what this symbol represents? I'm assuming it's something to do with a wall light, possibly something to do with a vanity section as its in a changing room but I can't find the symbol anywhere. Cheers!
  15. J

    HELP PLEASE!!! 2365/615 design assignment

    Someone give me some help with this design assignment already done q1&8 mainly need help with q2
  16. Gaijin

    Outdoor Control Box advice (Earthing and design)

    Hi guys, I'm recently qualified so naturally a bit hesitant on my first jobs so looking for advice as much as possible. I'm working as a junior at a domestic job where the customer has a large garage which has a sub main (run from the main unit in the house via SWA) consumer unit in it...
  17. S

    Design of emergency lighting circuit

    hi all, Can anyone provide a worked example of rating a breaker for a circuit. For example In an industrial environment, we have our own HV supply and each substation on site has its own earth rod. I assume this falls in to a TT system. if I wired (14) 8watt lights in parallel back to a...
  18. RyanAspire

    C&G 2396, is this a worthwhile course? Alternatives?

    Hi guys, Relatively new poster here. I was wondering if anyone has done the C&G 2396, and thoughts on the course? I am looking to further myself into the design/commissioning side of electrical and wondering if this course is worthwhile? I want it to be challenging and push the limits of my...
  19. D

    Switch and Socket product design, Quick question

    Hi There, I'm designing a range of switches and sockets for the UK market, to launch in the next 6 months. Any feedback or thoughts on the below would be much appreicated. Socket/Switches are attached to metal or plastic mounting boxes. When a plastic box is used there is a 1mm flange. This...
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    Does having your compex and/or 2396 design help towards electrical and electronic HNC?

    Hello all (first time posting so apologies if this topic has came up before) I am looking towards doing my electrical and electronic HNC through teeside open learning and have been told that you can use level 4+5 (compex,design) qualifications as a RPCL (recognition of prior certified learning)...
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