1. R

    Spa bath and digital shower wiring and costs

    Hi everyone, We’re going to have our bathroom refitted in the very near future and we’ve decided we’d like a spa bath and a digital shower (not pumped but digitally controlled) Bath: Aquaestil Plane Solo 14 Jet Whirlpool Bath -...
  2. J

    digital multi meter recommendations

    hello, im looking at purchasing a digital multi meter for domestic testing purposes, I want the tester to be reliable, robust and easy to use, i have a fairly tight budget (£300-£500) and this will be the first mft I have purchased, i am willing to buy second hand. Im hoping in maybe a year or...
  3. A

    Replacing Drayton Thermostat with Digital - Wiring Check

    My drayton thermostat (3-wire) stopped clicking so decided to buy a wifi digital thermostat. Digital thermostat dry contact is not wired to the live within the unit unlike the drayton. Can someone confirm my jumper cable position is correct? (i.e. does it matter which side of the dry contact...
  4. I

    Electrical Input for Digital Piano

    I just moved back from the USA with a digital grand piano. The sticker near the plug input has 130v so I was looking to install a transformer. I opened up the lid and the transformer inside has the attached sticker so I assume its good to plug straight in but want to confirm with other...
  5. OnlQQker

    Predicting The Future Of Consumer Units Etc...

    I think they will become computerised to a degree, either like a mechanic connects his laptop to the cars computer or a digital read out giving all the information you need regarding diagnostics etc! Everything is changing at a great rate of knots! Happy new year to everybody by the way. 🍺
  6. telectrix

    digital to analogue converter?

    OK, here's the problem.i have a test monitor for CCTV . works great, saves loads of time having a hand held monitor up on the ladder to adjust cameras. now i find that the buggers have done what they did with TV. (my 3" casio TV now useless). likewise my £150 monitor, because it's analogue...
  7. S

    Wiring to replace old room thermostat to new digital

    I’m replacing a tatty old mechanical Drayton room thermostat with a sleek digital Flomasta 7635G. Could a wise wizard please help decipher the code known as the wiring diagram in the pictures attached. Theoretically, given the ‘standard’ wallplate, I should just remove the old and pop on the...
  8. H

    Replacing 3 wired thermostat with 2 wired digital thermostat

    A 3 wired thermostat is being replaced with a 2 wired digital thermostat powered by batteries. Is it necessary to know how the 3 wired thermostat is connected to the boiler before replacing the thermostat? I have attached images of the 3 wired thermostat and its wiring diagram.
  9. T

    Going digital for VAT

    Is anyone a small company like ourselves (me and my mate) who just are over the Vat threshold and is forced to stop doing simple accounts and forced to spend £20-25 per month on this digital platform?
  10. K

    Shower digital mixer valve compatibility with regular fittings

    I have a pretty basic question on suitability of a shower digital mixer valve. Checked with the the manufacturer Mira, who insisted that it should only be used with their shower heads, etc. Asked why, looked around, etc but can't seem to find a clear answer why. Basically I have read the manual...
  11. Lwols

    a Fused Digital Timer Spur switch

    Hi all, (Just reposting, there was some confusion, I was mistaken for a domestic electrician, I'd like to think I have basic understanding, but I'll stick to carpentry!) There were some great replied on the original thread, but I thought id post again, with the info I posted, you never know...
  12. Lwols

    Fused Digital Timer Spur Switch

    Hi all, Would somebody draw a diagram of how they believe a Fused Digital Timer Spur switch should be installed. A bit of information; There are 6 floor standing outdoor LEDs. 1.5mm SWA feeding each and routed back to the consumer unit. Shall be protected by a 6amp Wylex RCBO. Thanks in...
  13. M

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma Digital EIC & Notification of Works certificates

    Had an electrician completed re-wire on my property but sent me a scanned copy of EIC. I was hoping I would receive a digital one via E-Cert with his details, etc. Can that be not done – he completes on e-Cert and I receive a copy as well to my email? Also, I was on the impression that...
  14. I

    Industrial Digital control of contactors

    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...
  15. naylorpd

    Digital tape measure

    I'm toying with a digital distance measure for my Christmas pressie for me...had one a few years ago but I never trusted it and always ended up checking with a steel tape. you use a digital tape measure, and to what extent do you trust it? Over how long (or short) a distance do you...
  16. O

    Making Tax Digital (MTD) ..............

    The latest update which is easy to understand ...... BBC Radio 4 - Money Box, Money Box Live: Making Tax Digital - So if you are VAT registered - this affects YOU
  17. TheGronk

    Time clock recommendations

    can anyone recommend a digital time clock, either din rail or surface mounted with count down the on-off with some kind of start button function instead of having time frames in which it’s on or off Many thanks
  18. P

    FCUs - Electricity needed for 2 Digital showers

    i have recently had one bathroom redone. A spur was taken from a plug in the airing cupboard and put into a switched FCU with a 3 amp fuse as per Mira digital installation. The second bathroom is now being done with another same digital shower next door to the other one. I am assuming I cannot...
  19. A

    Hamilton Litestat Digital Mercury

    Doing a job today where they have low voltage halogen down lighters. Most transformers have blown so wanted Led Down lighters. Swapped first set out in kitchen changed old dimmer for led driver version all is good works a treat. Lady says can you change the others out in the dinning room and...
  20. E

    Wiring Regs - Digital Package?

    Hi! I'm needing new copies of BYB / OSG / GN3. Was thinking of trying the digital package. Has anyone tried or using either of the digital versions? How do they compare to the real thing? Electrical Standards Plus or Vitalsource Bookshelf Any info / advice greatly appreciated!
  21. littlespark

    Are some telly's better at recieving digital signals than others?

    After several years with a sky dish, my parents asked me to do something with their old aerial setup. The aerial, high up on the gable was a perfect perch for the local pigeons to sit and make a mess on their doorstep. They have a Panasonic tv in the living room, connected with a sky+ box, and...
  22. C

    Advice , changing immersion hearted switch to digital timer

    Hi guys me and my partner have recently moved into a new property that us an immersion heater switch for warm water , problem is one of us always forgets to turn it off and it just burns through the electricity so therefore I bought a digital timer so it can be set when to come on and go off so...
  23. Jamchiv01

    Are Digital Laser Measures as good as the internet makes them out to me?

    Hello all, recently I was installing some new downlights in a large kitchen, and trying to measure the room width/length alone was a nightmare with a tape measure so I did some research on laser distance measures and they seem to be a good way to go. Has anyone ever owned one and are they as...
  24. O

    Making Tax Digital - impact on the self employed....

    I was listening to BBC's Money Box yesterday and it sounds as if this will catch the self employed in FY2018 Tax simplification. It's complicated, Money Box - BBC Radio 4 - its the first 10 minutes you need to listen to.. So we are going to have to...
  25. J

    wireless cctv

    customers after wireless cctv but with record and remote access a kit like this decent???.... 4 Camera Digital Wireless Security System with 1TB CCTV DVR - only need the 3 cameras not the 4th.....can...
  26. L

    Home CCTV with RJ45 inputs

    Hi All I am trying to find a suitably priced 4ch CCTV DVR with RJ45 inputs. I usually use BNC inputs but the customer already has RJ45 plugs on the end of the cameras. Thanks in advance
  27. D

    Testing of DALI Systems

    Could anyone give me some pointers on testing of DALI system,
  28. S

    night time timer switches

    I want a timer switch that automatically turns the lights on at a specific time i set and turn off at a specific time, but all I can find is lag switches? anybody know of these programmable switches with common+l1?
  29. stidge

    24volt system ?

    Hi all, here's the score Gloworm 35 store combi boiler with 24 v controls. Danfloss single channel clock and digital stat. I have taken perm feed L/N to clock. From boiler 24v to number 1 on clock . Number 4 on clock to A at stat. C from stat connected through back to boiler RT. Hope that's...
  30. gnuuser

    bm500a megger

    an old navy buddy of mine (visiting relatives in china) sent me an szbj bm500a megger to try out it didnt cost him much it has a digital meter and scales from 250 volts to 1000 volts tested it with 4 different precision resistors and actually got accurate readings of the values. Id have to do a...
  31. A

    Voltage Indicators

    Hey, i'm in the market for a new voltage indicator. i quite fancy the look and function of the fluke series but what's everyone using? i had a shot of another sparks a while ago where even if only the main probe was touching a live it would light up, much like a voltstick. I'm not sure what...
  32. N

    reg book digital ?

    Is there anywhere i can get the new regs book digital so I can have it on the go on my iphone and iPad makes things easier so u can search for specific words etc and so u dont need the Internet for it either as some sites don't have signal or data Thanks
  33. the pict

    Alarm componants

    Where are you guys buying fire alarm parts, I can get some stuff from Alert, TLC, Toolstation even, but I cant get it all from one place hav'nt tried the sheds yet that'll be their next diy special I suppose Pict
  34. U

    Domestic Digital timer switch for lighting

    Do I need a neutral at the switch for a digital timer switch? I'm hoping you say no, but if so are battery powered available?
  35. R

    I need to hire BS7671 from someone please! Denton, Manchester area.

    I ordered a new green BS7671 on Sunday but not received it yet, I sold my red book on eBay this week! This leaves me without a regs book for my lesson on Monday morning, I also need one to complete my homework on Sunday night! So, does anyone have a red/green 17th book I can hire (happy to pay...
  36. N

    Digital copy of Books

    Hi Cany anyone direct me to a digital/soft copy of the following books. Need to get my hands on a book with Diversity table in it asap..... On-site Guide Guidance Note 1 Electricians Design Guide Cheers
  37. C

    Induced earth voltage??

    Hi folks, could I have some advice please? I have 12 volts between the (presumably earthed?) metal cooker extractor hood and the earth of a wall socket. This rises to 20 volts when the fan and light are switched on. Yet when I connect a test lamp (no matter whether 3V or 12V or 240V) in parallel...
  38. E

    For Sale Socket & See PDL 300 Digital Loop Tester & SOK32 - New £65 Delivered

    Hi guys I have a brand new Socket & See PDL 300 Digital Loop Tester with built in SOK 32 wiring checker. This retailed at £169 but has just been superseded with the PDL 310. It is a great tool to use when fitting new sockets, spurs & faceplates as it tells you the polarity and wiring...
  39. 2

    11 volts at neutral

    Last leg of domestic ltg circ,2 lt points seperately switched via 2g sw. At one lt point am getting 11v between neutral and sw live when sw is in off position No it fittings connected just connector blocks,any ideas what causes this,thanks
  40. P

    switchover dates and info

    dates and info
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