electrical

  1. happyhippydad

    Understanding this cylinder and the electrical requirements?

    I have a water cylinder to get power to. The product is a gledhill stainless lite 'indirect'. The manufacturers data sheet says for use with gas or oil boilers. The sheet says the 'direct' model has 2 x 3kW immersions. However from the plate on the side of the tank (see pic) and the tank itself...
  2. C

    Hospital Emergency Power System

    Anyone have a one line diagram of a typical UK or EU hospital? How are the emergency branches divided per code? How many ATSs? What is typical?
  3. littlespark

    What’s this? Random electrical appliance from yesteryear

    Ok. Here’s some photos of an item I’ve discovered. You’ll know what function it performs, but I’m looking for what it’s been used for specifically. Very old, still got a 15A round pin plug on it. I’ll post another photo after a few guesses
  4. E

    Electrical Zones

    Hi, I am in a debate with a friend who is also an electrician who is backed by his boss in this. Now I am aware of all the electrical zones like - 150mm from a ceiling and 150mm from the corner of 2 adjoining walls or partitions and horizontal or vertical from any accessory or switch gear. But...
  5. S

    Need some basic electrical wiring help

    Have recently purchased a glass display stand in which the centre shelfs rotate. There are also 3 bulbs at the top. The display stand wasn't in the best condition and some wiring was missing and overall wasn't working. I'm hoping for some help and advice to fix this. I've attached some images to...
  6. P

    Electrical testers required urgently to carry out Eicr testing in stevenage and essex long contract

    Looking for electrical testers to carry out EICR testing in stevenage and Essex areas, high volume of works, price work, Applicants must be fully qualified, 2391 , must have own tools and transport
  7. D

    Minimum electrical certification

    Hi Guys. Was curious to know what the minimum certification required to legally work domestically? And if there are any fast track courses? Thanks
  8. C

    Book Recommendation Electrical Installation for beginners?

    Hi there, As the title suggests i am looking for a book literally something like electrical installation for dummies. Since i have typed this in with no joy i was wondering if anyone could recommend a book or sort of Haynes manual type thing. I would like to install outside light, and light...
  9. R

    Looking for work as an Electrical Improver/Mate

    I am currently looking for work as an Electrical Improver/Mate in and around the North West. I am willing to travel as long as digs are paid. Level 2 City & Guilds 2365 – Distinction Currently Studying Level 3 City & Guilds 2365 ECS Labourer Card & ECS H&S Exam passed with Certificate as proof...
  10. Fitzy

    TurboCAD electrical drawings.

    Has anyone used TurboCAD for electrical design drawings, ifs, how did you find it and do you have an example of a drawing? I’m learning how to use TurboCAD now.
  11. M

    Electrical improver required - London/Essex

    We are looking to recruit 2 x electrical improvers to add to our existing teams. As a company we specialise in small and medium sized projects, and due to recent wins require additional full time labour. We are based in Essex and mainly work within london, although sometimes we have work...
  12. J

    27 and hoping to start in Electrical

    I am 27 years old and looking to start work in the electrical industry. I have passed my CSCS card and will be doing the ECS card soon enough. I am going to be starting a level 2 city and guilds course soon part time (one evening per week) through a college. Just wondering what the best way is...
  13. R

    Electrical Install in a Small Office Building

    Morning all, I'm new to the forum but just after some advice. I've been asked to price for an install on a small Office (12 desks over 3 floors of a 150 old building). Its for a firm i've done electrical work for for years so i'm happy to take it on. Its been a while since I did an office...
  14. Seath

    Electrical charts and diagrams

    Hello sparky family, Looking for advise on ways to create installation charts which are then laminated and left at the CU please. Do you use a dedicated software? BTW I use a linux pc. Thanks in advance ladies and gents
  15. ryanmaryland

    Newbie in Electrical

    Hi all! Would love to meet and learn from people with extensive experience and knowledge about electrical safety as I am currently writing an article about. New ideas are openly welcome. Thank you in advance!
  16. E

    Schwartz Electrical Tenby

    NICEIC Approved Electrician, experienced in domestic and commercial electrical work. Based in Tenby and established in 1999 we are a local electrical installation and maintenance company, with attention to detail and repeat business our mission. We carry out electrical installation and...
  17. C

    Domestic New Member with some electrical experience

    Hi, I've just joined the forum, I'm not a qualified electrician, however, I am a mechanical engineer and did work in a maintenance department of a factory during my apprenticeship - I also worked on power boats and had to do some electrical work as part of that job (many years ago). I've...
  18. T

    Live electrical xxxxxxx

    Has anyone used live electrical products before? Electric centre have just started stocking them down here (south) They said that there London branches move loads of it! Cant argue with the price and the product seems quite sturdy. I use hager for everything as i think its the best thing...
  19. happyhippydad

    Electrical car charging point installation

    At some point I'm going to get asked to fit one of the above and I'd like to know a bit more about it from some people that have already fitted them. I've had a look through section 722, am I right in thinking the following: 1. Has to be on a dedicated circuit? 2. Has to have Type A RCD...
  20. S

    Electrical test on 3 phase control panel

    Hi i need some advise on writing out a electrical cert for a control panel,i have only tested distribution boards has anyone done certs for control panels?. My query is the panel has overloads for motors,ive done my R1 R2 tests etc how do i record these on the schedule as there not circuit 1-12...
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