electric

  1. spud1

    Electric Vehicle Charging training

    Hi there, I have been offered an opportunity to do some EVC training through my local wholesaler. They are putting on a course run by the NICEIC and Rolec. Its a one day course and although the cost is considerable, included in it is; the NICEIC code of practice book for EV Charging and a Rolec...
  2. R

    Electric blinds wiring

    Dear all, Thank you in advance for your support on my question. I have an electric blind in my daughter´s room, controled via a wall switch ( Btcino ). I ordered a Wi-FI switch and when trying to install it I get this: Current switch is "feed" by three cables coming from the wall ( no more...
  3. L

    I have wired my electric wall fire into the fcu next to it . I twised the stranded wires and secured them in the terminals .

    I've been told by a colleague I should be bending the wires over?
  4. linuxthefish

    UK Mechanical plug in timer with electric water cylinder on economy 7?

    I came across a small electric hot water heater under the sink with a moulded plug in my friend's rented flat. He's on economy 7, and wishes to use a mechanical plug in timer to ensure the water is only heated on night rate. The flat is rented so changing the socket to an FCU is out of the...
  5. Andy78

    Electric boilers for flats

    Hi all, looking for some advice from those that may have used these products. A landlord is renovating a building with a large shop on the ground floor and 5no. flats being redeveloped above. As no gas is present they are looking at all electric solutions for the flats. Their first idea was...
  6. R

    Dc electric

    Automotive electrical issue here. I recently replaced the alternator in my truck, and whenever I ground the alternator to the battery the battery shows 0 volts. What could be the issue?
  7. B

    Domestic electric fires

    I recently purchased a Dimplex Yeo 20 electric fire, and I'm trying to find out what type of original bars are fitted. Dimpex went site is very poor so no luck there likewise with Amazon questions when raised after purchase from them. My question is are the Infra-red silicon elements advertised...
  8. J

    Electric heating advice

    Hi folks, A relative of mine has recently brought a small flat and needs some heaters installed. There is no gas supply to the property so electrical heating is the only solution however I am a little out of touch with what's currently available as I moved away from install work some time ago...
  9. A

    UK Electric shower disconnetion

    Good morning everyone! Got a question for you, I'm currently remodelling my bathroom and the electric shower is being removed and a thermostatic shower type mixer tap is replacing it. My question is can i just disconnect the cable going from the shower to the load side of the pull chord isolator...
  10. GBDamo

    Investigated an electric shock today.

    Was called out to a site where an employee has recieved an electric shock when turning on a light. When I isolated and removed the switch the cause was immediately apparent. It was a metal surface box and mettal clad switch, the back box had been drilled through the back for a 20mm conduit...
  11. N

    Potential hazard or not?

    We've had a safety memo sent out to us all today regarding a new type of compressor we are using. In a nutshell, its single phase, ran off a plug top to a rotary isolator on the unit. The L/N/E all go through the isolator, so.. when you switch off the isolator, you're switching the L,N AND E...
  12. Dan

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum :D Post a new thread rather than replying to this thread if you'd like to ask a question in the Hybrid Electric Vehicles Advice Forum. :)
  13. Dan

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :)

    Advice provided to and sought after with regards to Electric Vehicles in this forum :) Please post a new thread, so the electrical vehicle advice has a thread of its own. Rather than replying to this electrical vehicle advice thread.
  14. vaderag

    UK Electric Towel Rail and regulations

    We're having an electric towel rail installed in bathroom, outside any zones It's just above the stairs with a clear wiring run to under the stairs which we've been using as an access void for various pipes/gas runs etc Electrician is telling me there are regs around where the spur needs to be...
  15. S

    Australia Adjust electric BBQ thermostat

    Is it possible to have an electrician adjust the thermostat ( Probe like a frypan ) on my 2000w electric BBQ? When it is cycling on and off the food stops cooking during the off period making for a very slow cook. I'm happy to have an electrician modify it if that's possible Cheers Sunter
  16. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for a light weight electric screwdriver?

    I would like a lightweight electric implement for undoing and doing up screws on sockets, switches etc. It's really just for when I am doing EICR's as you take off quite a few faceplates. There are so many options out there that i'm getting a bit snowed under trying to narrow down my search...
  17. J

    High electric bills

    Client in a small 1 bed flat with high electric costs. Cheeky b?£)ard management company
  18. A

    UFH T&E Cable Melting / Heat Damage

    I was tracing some electrical cabling last night and noticed a ~6" section of 2.5 T&E cable that appears to have been subject to heat damage and the plastic has started to melt. It's about 1m away from the CU in the garage and connected to a 32amp MCB. It's a radial circuit that powers a small...
  19. B

    Electric Gate - have it open ready as you arrive

    Hello all - I would really appreciate some advice please. I am conducting the groundworks to install a 6m opening "Hi Motion" sliding cantilever electric gate (9m length in total). I have to commission an electrician to make it all happen but the client has asked for a cabled means to have the...
  20. B

    Electric shower using trunking

    Hi, not done many showers 9.5kw shower, clipped direct, 10mm cable, 40amp MCB no issues the thing I wanted to ask was, there was existing feed too small so new cable all newish tiles so going to run some 25x16mm trunking now do many shower have any knockouts on top? Or will I have to make my own...
  21. O

    Electric meter installation - need access to neighbour's flat

    Hi there I'm new here so apologies if this is the wrong place, My prepayment electric meter screen went blank last week, I was advised this was to do with a power cut, I am currently on supply. I live in a block of flats and the electrician that came out advised that they would need access to...
  22. P

    Domestic New electric supply - ADMDs in kVA - kVA load required

    Hi I'm applying for a new electric supply. UK Power Networks have requested an accurate breakdown of the "required kVA load". ALL ELECTRIC 2 BED FLAT. I have worked out my requirements as below in watts, but am struggling to convert to the "ADMDs in kVA" they require. Lights: 280w Sockets...
  23. B

    Gas or Electric Heating

    Does anyone have knowledge on how the Lifetime cost of gas and electric compare in a domestic application. Almost by default gas central heating is installed assuming that it’s cheaper option.
  24. M

    Intermittent mcb trip electric gate

    Hi, just registered, I qualified in 1973 and and not done much electical work for the past 30 odd years but I obviously have grasp of the theory. I have an intermittent mcb tripping on my electric gate, which I installed. (All electric no hydraulics) The mcb will trip in any weather...
  25. J

    Domestic install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel

    Hi i would like to know if is possible to install 10 electric shower (8.5kw) in one hotel if is possible what changes do I have to make to the general electrical distribution board Thank you
  26. B

    Distance between Gas and Electric box caravan site

    Can anyone tell me where to find distance between Gas box and Electric box on caravan site I know it’s 600mm, now on new install someone’s connected the boxes now between the edge of gas to edge of electric box is around 630mm but this isn’t taking in to account a socket which will be plugged in...
  27. C

    Wiring for domestic electric vehicle charging point

    Hi there I’m unsure of what wiring I need to run for an EV charging point and have read that there were new requirements launched in January 2019. Please advise. Thanks
  28. Jay 1987

    Looking for mentor/supervisor for whole house rewire in Birmingham

    Hello everyone My name is jay and I’m from the trainee section of this website. I have spoken to respected memebers from this forum and have been advised to create and send this message. Please don’t bite my head off or give silly non sensical answers, as I may get things wrong . (Thanks in...
  29. L

    Domestic Gas & Electric Meter - Same Cupboard?

    So just been to view a new place as me and the brood are on need of a bigger place and noticed a few things that concerned me, unfortunately I didn't think to get piccies; As title, gas and electric meter share the same cupboard and are more or less on top each other - Regs regarding this are...
  30. C

    Domestic Electric shower pull switch isolator

    Hi, my neighbour has had to change his electric shower (6kw) pull switch (32A) 3 times in 4yrs. Apart from it possibly being poor quality switches he,s replacing, I was wondering if there is any reason not to leave the pull switch isolator in the "on" position. Thanks
  31. C

    Amateur Q: Grafting Merc Electric Seats into another vehicle

    Hi all, I would like to install Mercedes Electrical seats into another car. The donor is a W215 CL. The seats are electric, Memory, Heating and Vibration. I am mainly after the Electric adjustments working. Heating and Vibration are a bonus. Can these seats be wired into any other car on their...
  32. H

    electric into garden shed

    Hi, I am looking to get temporary electrics into my garden shed. My wife will be using it for her part time dress making. In the shed, I will be running a strip light, 3 or 4 sockets for a sewing machine, an iron, table lamp, phone charger etc. Can I just connect 4 way extension lead from...
  33. S

    18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced

    Good morning does anyone know about anything in the 18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced? i had a customer ask me about it this morning. Many thanks Simon
  34. M

    Domestic Electric knife: strange wiring: request advice

    The knife is Russell-Hobbs, ECO1255, model 13892. I work for a charity which receives (among other things) electrical goods which must be tested before we can give them to recipients. The PAT meter gave weird results: normally when the device being tested is switched off the meter says "lo...
  35. N

    How would you add more wires to an RV trailer for an electric water heater?

    So, this is my situation, and I'm just wondering what a real electrician would do. I don't have any money right now and can't call anyone, so I'm just living without hot water and using the RV campground's bath house. My propane water heater broke, and I didn't like using propane anyway, so I...
  36. N

    Living in an RV, interested in solar panels and electric water heater

    Hello, I'm here to ask a few questions about how an electrician might do something. I might or might not learn to do things myself, depending on how much free time I have in the future. I'm living full time in an RV and reading a book about wiring from Lowe's Hardware. I just noticed this forum...
  37. D

    Wiring For An Electric Hob

    Hi all, I've just purchased a 2nd hand hob. I thought it would be a case of simply plugging it in, but unfortunately it has no plug and needs to be wired up to some wall unit. What's the reason for electric hobs not having plugs?
  38. S

    Electric boilers - how is this going to work.

    ? Thinking ahead a wee bit here, it looks like lots of people will be switching from gas combi boilers to electric combi boilers over the coming years. Most of the electric boilers seem to be around 12kW, while most of the gas boilers I've seen even in flats and small houses seem to be 30kW...
  39. Bob Geldoff1234

    Electric car chargers

    I know nothing about electric car chargers so was wondering if anyone can answer my question. I see that some of the new service station electric chargers at rated at 150kw. How do they wire that up to get so much power to the car? Is the cable supplying the charger underground absolutely...
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