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    Smoke detector with separate backup batteries?

    Hi Guys, Perhaps an odd question but maybe it has been pondered by someone before; Scotland newbuild timber framed house. As required hard wired and interconnected smoke detectors with integral backup batteries. One of them is high up on a vaulted ceiling which requires scaffold to access. I...
  2. baldelectrician

    Should Scottish Government delay new smoke detector law

    Was contacted by a local paper last week and asked about the Scottish Government smoke alarm requirements coming in on February. Was mentioned in an article (and even had my good looks used to enhance sales 😃 ), although they spelled my name wrong (Stewart McLintock) See below
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    Mobile Unit (Bar) Safe for TNCS with a PEN fault detector?

    Hi all first post here so be gentle ? So i've been asked to certify a mobile bar (made from a horse box) and i'm very cautious of this because of the PME issue. My thinking though is to use a PEN fault detector, the kind now used for EV chargers, to make it safer for them to use anywhere as we...
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    When swapping a mains powered smoke detector

    Only the head in this case. Is certification required? (Social Housing)
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    What household items need a 6mA DC leakage current detector?

    Hi, Electric car charge points need a 6mA DC leakage current detector. This is supposedly needed since the EV contains a high voltage DC battery....and the insulation between the high voltage battery and the mains line and neutral may fail. Document showing Why 6mA DC leakage detectors are...
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    Smoke detector wiring

    Working in a mates house yesterday and noticed his smoke detectors are coming off the socket circuit...should this be changed?? Or is that okay. I know it’s okay to be supplied off the local lighting circuit just curious
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    USA wiring for motion detector light switch

    I just tried to change three way light regular light switch to a motion detector one and do not see the same terminals on the new one so not sure how to wire it. Here are pictures of the old one and the new and would appreciate someone explaining to me how I wire the new one. Thank you.
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    Voltage Detector

    Hi I'm having a new front door installed soon and will require to re-fit the doorbell and burglar alarm door contacts. I can isolate the current by use of one circuit breaker switch that does for both the bell and burglar alarm but I wish to ensure no current by use of a voltage detector - just...
  9. gazdkw82

    Aico smoke detector wiring

    Just about to start pulling in the cables for my smile detectors, however I dint have the detectors yet. Is there enough room in the terminals to terminate a supply feed in and then loop out to the next detector or is a junction box required to house the feed and a supply taken from every J/B?
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    Bosch GMS 120 Cable Detector

    Hi Everybody Has anybody on here any experience of using a Bosch GMS 120 cable detector? The scenario I have is that I am working on a stone built cottage ,plastered with sand and cement which I guess was rewired 30 + years ago where all the cables have been plastered into the walls and not...
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    The apollo advanced mx pro panel is showing an error that a smoke detector is faulty but it seems to be blinking properly.

    The detector is working properly. We have checked it physically. But the pannel is showing fault in that detector. Please give me a solution
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    What brand of smoke detector is this?

    Does anyone knows what brand of smoke detector is this? Does it includes hidden camera feature?
  13. marconi

    MARCONI'S FINAL RING CIRCUIT LIVE CONDUCTOR BREAK DETECTOR IDEA

    Over the last few days I have been stuck indoors because of the rainy weather. To pass the time I cobbled together my simple idea for a FRC live conductor break detector, ie break in L or N. I also have a working demonstrator for detecting a break in the cpc but I will/may post that another...
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    Carbon Monoxide detector required?

    Working at a house this week & they’ve just installed a log burner in the living room, the metal flue goes up the inside of the existing chimney breast. I know there is a Carbon Monoxide detector required in the living room, but the breast & flue also runs through a bedroom in the room above the...
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    gjd detector advice

    ive ordered a gjd xl opal. My driveway is approx 10m deep. The idea of the detector is to alert me inside, using the gjd controller for activity on the driveway. Would I be best to mount the detector above the windows on ground floor or put them on the ground near the pavement facing the...
  16. gazdkw82

    Fire detector options

    The fire alarm in the hallway is to sensitive when cooking. It's old and needs changing anyway. It's a mains voltage smoke alarm. I plan to replace it
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    Mains wired smoke / heat / CO detector question

    Hi Guys We're having work done to insert an open plan kitchen-diner and snug seating area plus wood burner into already existing extension. One load bearing wall is being knocked through. Electrician just bumped his quote up by £820 to cover replacing this consumer unit and moving it up the...
  18. diyterry

    Pipe and cable detector

    Evening all, what do you good people use to detect hidden cables and pipes in walls my Bosch scanner is unreliable and triggers if there are no cables present.
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    Alarm Recessed Ceiling PIR Detector

    Hi I am installing a Pyronix Euro 46 V10 Hybrid Alarm Panel. I want to use wired ceiling pir detectors with it. Pyronix do a flush mounted one, however I am looking for a recessed ceiling pir detector to install. Does anyone know of any I can use. Thanks Dave
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    MF smoke detector installation for ground floor

    Hi All, Moving inappropriate ground floor smoke detector installation from hall corner to middle of ceiling. Original wiring is OMGrade under flooring above (currently lifted); JB (not MF) feeding mains and interlink via even nastier chocbox housing plastic screw connector box. Just about...
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