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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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?
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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 - https://www.eutrac.de/3/262/en/products/~1_multiadapter_with_data_bus_option There are three pendant fittings on this one particular section of track; the one either side of...
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    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...
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    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 =...
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    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...
  19. Andy-1960

    Philip Schofield (off the TV) fault finding!

    Sean Atkinson - https://www.facebook.com/seanatkinson91/posts/10154801307041601
  20. 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...
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