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  1. James the Spark1976

    Web site design

    Anyone fancy designing me a website? I would like something a bit more complex than a simple advert of services offered, maybe a contact us type form maybe a review section open to ideas. p.s. not looking for a freebee but don't want to spend a fortune either!
  2. T

    Tips for an app about design and installation of photovoltaic systems.

    Hello: I am developing an app for design and installation of photovoltaic systems. I request advice to know what would be the most necessary functions in this app. Thanks
  3. L

    Small design projects

    Hi, Does anyone know of any websites or sections of this website where you can find/bid for small electrical design projects? Thanks
  4. W

    Terrible design

    Not specific to industry. But in a factory I sometime do work for, they have a line that is 300m long and they want welding sockets 32amp 5pin along the length of it. Ok. The cable they have bought for the job is 6mm 5 core. I politely declined the job and suggested calculating the size of...
  5. gazdkw82

    Duck/chicken coop design help

    So I built a 15ftx5 enclosure for my chickens and ducks. They seem happy and I'm generally happy with it. However, it has 1 problem with the design and I need some help. Everytime we get a day or 2 of rain it literally fills up with water. I believe most of it comes from rain blowing into the...
  6. T

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 -...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. D

    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)...
  26. Daniel Jones

    2396 style question, 2400, short circuit, RCBO,

    hello, studying for my 2396 exam and i need some help! Been banging my head against a wall for hours trying to get this one straight in my mind. The question is as follows: An electrical installation within a small retail outlet, located in a farm building is to be designed with the...
  27. gazdkw82

    Light design compatability/setup

    Hi, As previously mentioned iv been working on lighting design for a family members industrial unit. I have made designs and ran light output examples with chosen fittings etc on Relux and they are more than happy with what iv come up with. I have got 3 quotes and they are happy with the...
  28. littlespark

    Lighting design courses. Suggestions?

    I am looking to broaden my experience by doing a course on lighting design. You know the type of thing.... lighting up Big Ben or the Forth Bridge in various colours. or just effects lighting for a bar or club? Even basic design for office/industrial spaces I have been looking on google, and the...
  29. Michaelwgroves

    House of Multiple Occupancy Design

    I'm trying to design a complete rewire for House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO), but going round in circles as there seems to be endless possibilities. I’m sure everyone will have a different view but hopefully after bouncing a few ideas around there might be a more obvious solution. Background -...
  30. C

    2396 Design exam help on processes

    Hi I am resitting my 2396 tomorrow and going through my past papers I have a question that I stumbled on last time out. The training provider I failed with are no longer in business, they weren't very good, so I am on my own. The questions are ; A 230v single phase circuit is wired using a...
  31. AyresomeBoro

    City and Guilds Design, Erection and Verification (2396)

    Looking to do this course in the new year. Absolutely no-where in the North East delivers the course so looks like I'll have to take a week off work and stay over somewhere that does! Can anyone recommend a decent place to attend? The closer to the North East the better as I assume I will need...
  32. R

    Electrical Design Office in UK

    Hello Everyone, I am working in an electro-mechanical company, which has carried out several underground, mall, air port and hotel projects in the middle east region. My company wants to open an electrical design office in UK, in order to participate future civil engineering projects. However...
  33. C

    Looking for control system design engineers

    Hello all, I'm looking for a self employed / semi-retired control system designers to work with us on some on going projects. Until this time I have been doing the designing and programming work but due to a major increase in our workload I need someone who can visit sites & get to work...
  34. O

    Building regs for consumer unit

    We are buying a newbuild property and due to the regulations, we are told the consumer unit needs to go in the dining room (as boxes are on the external wall in that location). As the room will be painted dark grey we want to hide the box inside a cabinet by removing the back from the cabinet...
  35. M

    PV Final Design and Permit Packet Option?

    Hello Everyone, I currently work for a startup solar company as a proposal generator. As of now, I create the proposals using Aurora and then outsource to a partner for fulfillment - site survey, final design, etc. I'm looking into keeping the final design internal, but not sure what options...
  36. Leesparkykent

    Circuit detail label/sticker

    100 x Swift CD1510P Personalised Circuit Details Label - http://www.swift-engraving.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=63&products_id=705 Does anyone have an idea how I would be able to write these up on a computer and print them off? Would look rough hand written IMO. Cheers
  37. juice

    design software

    I'm an experienced electrician who has recently passed the written exam of the level 4 NVQ design course. I still need to complete the design portfolio but this is not what I'm here for. I'm looking for some good software that is free if possible but not essential to use to design and present...
  38. P

    Garage wireing

    im in a brand new build and paid for mains into the garage, I've discovered the builder has spurred off the back of one of the front room sockets, through the back of the wall to an external junction and to the consumer unit in the garage. If something causes a trip in the garage The consumer...
  39. P

    Emergency lighting qualification

    Hi, Was just wondering if there is any specific qualificatuon required if I want to in install emergency lighting in a new shop? Any help would be much appreciated Peter
  40. N

    Supply cable - rating

    Ive always wondered how they calculate supply cables size. Can anyone tell me why every time i go to a house and theres a lot of demand on the board and then you look down and see what can only be described as a "pecker" of an armoured cable running into the cut out? How can this be justified...
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