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  1. J

    Understanding/fault finding jacuzzi pumps

    Hi All Been on a job today and while there was asked to look at jacuzzi which hasn't been working for a good while. Wondering if anyone got much experience of these mine is completely zilch. I proved 230v coming in to motor pump but beyond there I haven't got a clue on the mechanisms to make...
  2. I

    Lost transformer for Christmas lights and need help finding a replacement. Thanks :-)

    Hi I'm not an electrician and have no idea when it comes to electrics. I have some Christmas lights at home and have lost their transformer. Here is the information on the wire: lamp type max 6w (334 x 3v/0.048w) transformer: input 220-240v- 50-60Hz Output:24 Vdc 6VA They are the ones that...
  3. G

    UK AM2 Fault Finding

    Hi guys, got my AM2 fault finding Resit on Monday and have a question. How would I check for reverse polarity? If I test say from the board L N or E to say a switched spur if I put one probe on the board side L then the other probe on the spur N and I get a reading, surely that means the fault...
  4. Baddegg

    Fault finding easier in the dark!

    Fault in lighting circuit, started poking about in the loft in the dark and managed to find it....:tearsofjoy:....
  5. S

    Help finding fault after a short Circuit( Com with Neutral )

    Hi there Im reaching out here as I have given up trying and couldn't find a local electrician to help today . so the issue . after painting the wall I was try to fit the light switch back into the wall and somehow the com cable touched the metal surround on the wall. the lighting RCBO...
  6. kenny maccuish

    Found during fault finding

    Hi guys just wanted to ask if there are any Irish electricians here that can tell me whether these examples of making off SWA are accepted in Ireland. Just had to fault find a light not working in a garden and opened up a couple of manholes to find PVC 4x4 waterproof boxes with SWA going into...
  7. naylorpd

    Domestic Finding replacement LED driver

    I have in LED light which has stopped working. It's well-travelled, made in China, bought in Azerbaijan and installed in the UK. I assume the problem is with the LED driver, picture included. Made by Guo Xin, model GX-F36x1W for which an internet search reveals...nothing! So how do I find a...
  8. GBDamo

    Intermittent fault finding.

    Was called to a commercial lighting issue on Friday where the circuit had tripped, RCBO protected. On arrival reset the RCBO and all held, three lights weren't working, two were lamps and one had a black scorched ballast, replaced this and all works. The circuit has eight lights, two PIRs a...
  9. P

    Finding correct plug cable?

    Can anyone advise on how to find out the correct detachable UK plug cable (amperage, wire gauge etc) for electrical items where you don't have the original cable for comparison and the manufacturer of the item doesn't publish the specs for the original cable? I had previously thought these...
  10. P

    Am2 testing: Fault finding

    Hello everyone, I have finished my 3 years at college and now have my AM2 tomorrow. I have confident in the installation but need some help on a bit of the testing and fault finding. We will be usin a megger tester. How do I carry out PEFC and then PSSC on a three phase DB. Also could do...
  11. B

    Domestic Help finding a lampholder insert that fits?

    Hi all, I'm struggling to find some info. My electrician (old Greek bloke) and local lighting shops not able to help so far. I'm trying to find a replacement for this lamp holder insert for an old SBC wall light. As you can see the pins broken. Its an old wall lamp the wife got ages ago. No...
  12. telectrix

    Fault finding. never trust Appearances.

    as title, just been called out to a fault, 1st floor and attic conversion no lights. arrived at the house to find as title. 1970's CU in cellar. MCB labelled cellar and upstairs lights. cellar light working. all cabling in cellar surface. top of cellar stairs is a switch. T/E and 3core/E...
  13. LewisM

    Help finding old MCBs

    Hello, does anybody know where I can get hold of and old VOLEX MCB in this style??? 20A Thanks Lewis
  14. Adam_92

    Testing and fault finding

    Hi looking for some assistance which tests would you remove an rcbos functional earth? Isit when you do your rcd tests? And another one if anyone can help me clear this up when fault finding how would you go about splitting a ring? What would you link out at the consumer unit?
  15. A

    Fault finding an intermittent RCD trip

    Hey all, really hopping someone will be able to help me with my issue. This problem relates to my personal home, but i can't seem to figure out the issue. Quick background. The main switchboard at my house feeds into a sub-board in my shed. This sub-board then feeds into another sub-board which...
  16. T


    Hi all & thanks in advance for the time. I'm due on Monday to complete my trade test. (FICA IN SCOTLAND) The part of my test i am to undertake is Fault Finding and rectification. For the test i will be put in a booth by the assessor and issued a job card that briefly describes the...
  17. A

    imersion heater thermostat fault finding

    Hi all, hoping someone can offer some knowledge/experience of immersion heater fault finding. My parents-in-law's imersion heater stopped working, on inspection I found the time switch had failed open. Also the isolation switch neon indicator was dead. The heater itself had a good resistance...
  18. K

    Need help finding work

    So I have city and guilds l3 in electrical installation as well as 17th edition and initial verification test and inspection all of which I achieved at college. However since I didn’t go down the apprenticeship path I’ve not had a lot of experience on the job apart from a few days helping out on...
  19. D

    dumper dynostart wiring - finding correct diode-help required please!

    Hi, I am new to the forum so firstly hello all. I have a basic understanding of auto electronics but have encountered a problem that is beyond me and need your help. I am retrofitting a dynostart (startermotor/generator) to a dumper engine that was previously hand-crank start. It is a Hitachi...
  20. M

    Fault finding an intermittent RCD trip.

    Hi all, I’ve had a headache of a fault and can’t think what to do next. The house has an RCD main switch, and I’ve verified the circuit which has the fault to be the kitchen ring final. The RCD has tripped once without interference, and several times when a switched fuse spur is turned on...
  21. R

    Finding the correct cable table

    A lot of these mock exam questions are not specific about armoured or non armoured multicore cables, flat twin or not etc, the correct table to use can be a bit of trial and error until you get the correct answer for Volt drop for example.
  22. D

    Finding first electrician job

    Hey, I'm wondering how to find your 1st ever electrician job. I'm looking to get level 2 and level 3 CG electrician qualification in a college. Every electrician mates job offer often requires a few years experience, so I am confused on how to get your first job as a mate. Whats the best sector...
  23. GBDamo

    Tips required for fault finding on track lighting.

    The track in question is Eutrac single circuit (i think) and the offending fitting is hung from one of these. EUTRAC - There are three pendant fittings on this one particular section of track; the one either side of...
  24. mattg4321

    Finding a very awkward fault

    Hi guys (and girls) Have a job for a long term customer, finding a pretty awkward fault. I'm almost to the point where I'm a bit stumped. Generally speaking IR testing, RCD testing and experience hasn't let me down in the past and I've found plenty of faults other 'electricians' haven't...
  25. P

    Fault Finding Terminology: NET AM2 section C2.

    Hi all, Sadly I have to retake the fault finding section of the AM2 next Monday. We used a multimeter to determine faults. There are millions of types of fault, however only 4 types of wiring faults are being tested: Open Circuit = unambiguous/obvious = no ohm reading. High Resistance =...
  26. M

    Fault finding in DIYers paradise

    Hi This is my first post on any forum, I’ve been an electrician for 15 years and this fault finding job has got me stumped! Attended a very old cottage, usual story of fuse blowin at the board. Turns out to be a 6amp 30mA RCBO, the circuit has a fluctuation neutral earth fault on it ranging...
  27. Andy-1960

    Philip Schofield (off the TV) fault finding!

    Sean Atkinson - https://www.------------/seanatkinson91/posts/10154801307041601
  28. happyhippydad

    finding an earth break on a ring if in a JB?

    Morning all.. I have a bugger of a ring problem to solve on monday. All the following faults are on the one ring. It has a N-E IR fault which I have almost found. It has an intermittant tripping 32A MCB which looks like an overloaded circuit (one ring for whole house) and... It has a broken...
  29. Chris Dalton

    Finding the right electrical course ? Over 50 and need some advice!

    Hello all, I am currently a site manager for a private school and although I enjoy the job it is only part time and I am looking to start out on a the path as an electrician. I have the basic electrical knowledge but obviously lack the quals. 2 problems though -: 1) I am 52, so not a spring...
  30. CestLaGalere

    Finding infrequent RCD trip

    I have a new breaker panel fitted (March), mostly new appliances, and some from an existing house. The house is divided into 2 sections with an RCD for each, each section has a ring main and lighting as well as a couple of other breakers on it. One of the RCDs trips infrequently time between...
  31. B

    Fault finding examples and answers

    Has anyone got any examples of AM2 fault finding, MCB trips when calling for hot water? Will this be hot water valve? Motor tenant complains of tingling feeling on DOL? Open circuit on CPC?
  32. B

    Fault finding helpppppp

    Hi, did much AM2 a few weeks back and failed on fault finding, the test centre don’t give you much indication what you failed on but rang them up and was pretty close with 4/7 faults and you need 5/7 to pass, the faults I had were these, Data - just plug in tester Bonding - open circuit 16A...
  33. B

    AM2 fault finding today

    AM2 fault finding today wish me luck
  34. B

    Fault finding on ring final circuit

    Fault finding on ring final, is this the readings you would expect to achieve and are these the correct way to find them thanks
  35. B

    AM2 fault finding help

    Hi don’t do that much fault finding and could do with some help, AM2 7 faults to find using on a continuity tester so can only be one of four things, but not really sure what readings to expect? Short circuit = tester should show a few ohms but may have some resistance in leads and bleep Open...
  36. Sparky_marky2

    Fault finding - insulation testing

    Hi everyone, did some insulation testing on my mates house as his RCD was tripping manage to isolate it to the ring circuit, Live-Earth for the ring circuit came to 0.01Mohms and all appliances have been disconnected and removed. However I have disconnected the Live-Earth behind one socket...
  37. Emmett Jenner

    finding fault in metal underground conduit

    hi there, first post on here. I've got a shed in my garden which I connected to one of the feeds to a wall socket in the house. I hooked it up in June and it worked fine until about a week ago. The power went off in the house. I turned it back on again. About a week after that it went...
  38. O

    Anyone fancy a bit of domestic fault finding?

    Yes this is for a house!
  39. M

    Fault finding for fica test

    Got my fica test tommorow only have the fault finding left to do ,but struggle with it as I don't do it much ,does anyone have any tips who has maybe recently passed it ? Thanks
  40. leep82

    Help finding Mitsubishi MCB's

    Hi all just wondering if anyone can help me in locating any Mitsubishi MCB's. I imagine they are now obsolete, other than ebay can anyone recommend where i could pirchase any? I need a 16/20a single phase and a 32a three phase.
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