1. S

    New Zealand Fuses replaced with higher amperage. Thoughts?

    Background: House was built early 1980s, fuse board is mostly the old school ceramic fuses. The wiring is said to be of modern design with 'tough plastic sheathing' according to a pre-purchase inspection. The previous owner has replaced a 5 amp fuse for the lights with an 8 amp circuit...
  2. D

    Fuses blow when I put phase and ground wires in contact even when light switch is turned off

    Hello to all, I stumbled upon a strange problem this morning. I wanted to change the light bulb socket in my bathroom, when I noticed that when the ground and phase wires come in contact,the fuse-box trips even though the light switch is turned off. So I took a pen voltage tester and tested all...
  3. OnlQQker

    A Thread About Boring Old Plugs And Fuses

    Nothing much has changed with them since the beginning. Perhaps now a lot of things come with moulded plugs and you don't need a screwdriver to change the fuse except perhaps for popping it out. And for people with no knowledge whatsoever can put a 5amp fuse into the washing machine and I guess...
  4. M

    Types of fuses for apartment

    Hello, I bought an apartment and i want to add new dedicated circuits and also to change the fuses panel ( very very very old one). So i was thinking to buy for main fuse a 25 - 32 A RCCB (2P), for power sockets (4 circuits) 1 x 16 A RCBO for 4 x MCB ( 1P + N ), 1 x 10 A RCBO for 2 x MCB (10 A...
  5. M

    Antique Electrical Sockets, Switches, Joint boxes fuses boxes

    Good afternoon As my username implies I'm a mad collecter I collect vintage electric items such as Sockets, Switches, joint boxes and fuseboxes, especially from the 1930s and 1940s Please could any electrician help me Instead of throwing them into a skip, please could you throw them in my...
  6. B

    Clarity on wires and fuses for ovens

    I’m hoping someone can help. We recently had an extension built to house a working kitchen for my new business. The original sparky wasn’t available to fit the oven when we arrived, so we hired another, who said he couldn’t install it as the wrong wire and fuse were fitted. When the wiring &...
  7. B

    Updating 1982 Pre-fab building with fuses & no grounding

    Hello, I have a flat/apartment in a building as described in the subject. I am wondering what to do about the current and additional outlets to have them be safe for kids. The options: -Replace fuse box with circuit breakers -Run ground wiring and connect it to neutral at the junction boxes...
  8. S

    Inverter blowing fuses?

    My grandfather has solar panels as well as a battery pack for them. I have noticed however that its very common for fuses to blow in his house particularly quick blow fuses much more common than elsewhere also his voltage seems to be 220v which to me seems rather low. Should he be worried and...
  9. Q

    No power on Hyundai i10 (2011)

    Hyundai i10 (2011) Hi PROBLEM I had a problem a few months back, where I couldn't start the car. I used my spare key & fob and all was well again. This morning the spare set wouldn't open the doors, although a light was emitting on the fob. I changed the batteries in the 2 fobs, but still no...
  10. P

    Commercial Dating old Bill switch fuses

    Testing a set of offices today and each floor is fed from the switch fuses (?) in the basement. There is a separate set of fuses for each floor in a Ryefield board but I am trying to date the overall installation. The switch fuses are as shown and I suspect contain asbestos - and before anyone...
  11. salvatore8916

    Fuses and Cables for solar system

    Hallo, I am new in the solar panel tech and I have no experience in make any system. I just got a small house in a garden (10square meters) and I got the following system: 1 solar panel Renology 100W (12V) 1 Inverter (Pure sine wave) 2000W ( Inverter DC12V to AC 220V Converter) 1 EPever MPPT...
  12. Ironbones

    Commercial DC circuit breakers VS semiconductor fuses high speed.

    Hi all. Just to start off still learning. Could any one help me with this and put me right if I am incorrect. I would like to understand the preference or reason for opting for DC breakers or semiconductor high speed fuses, when been used in low voltage DC circuit. I understand that...
  13. G

    Looking for mft 500mA fuses

    Hi guys , does anyone know anywhere that stocks mft 500mA 600v fuses ? Cheers
  14. A

    Wylex fuse required in garage

    Hello everyone In my garage, I have an old Wylex Fusebox (see attached) containing a 5 and 15amp fuse. Both of them have now blown which means that they need replacing. From reading around the internet, I understand that I can purchase some Wylex MCB's. I've looked on Screwfix and there's a...
  15. driverman

    Domestic hager1361 cartridge fuses

    Afternoon Guys. Question from an out of date retired electrician. Existing Hager split-board using cartridge fuses (1361) for OC protection. Existing shower circuit (6mm) protected by 30amp cartridge fuse for old possibly 7'5kw shower unit. Shower being replaced with a 8.5kw shower unit. Are...
  16. Y

    Schuko adapter, but which one?

    Hi Quick question, I have the following appliance lying around and wanted to make use of it, it comes with a German plug with the following specs; 1000 Watt 220/230v 50/60hz What earthed/grounded schuko adapter will I need, a 5 amp or 13 amp? I know the UK version of the same model uses...
  17. M

    3 phase swa sub main fuse

    Hello All Just a quick one does a three phase 25mm sub main in swa 4 meters long have to be fused even thou it comes from a bs1361 100amp services fuse then from a standard three phase isolation switch fitted from electricity company? Being swa and 25mm in size would this be acceptable? Reason...
  18. cprfenom

    How are fuses installed in this isolator

    Hi All, Probably an obvious and stupid question, but how do the HRC BS88 Fuses get mounted in this Isolator
  19. T

    Wire from the blender caught fire, fuses tripped

    Hi there, a wire caught from a blender caught on to the hob in the kitchen, there was a loud bang and the sockets were tripped, is the blender needing replaced now or would it be possible to simply replace the wire?
  20. Bob Geldoff1234

    Veritas 8 compact lack of fuses?

    Just a quick question regarding a Veritas 8 Compact alarm panel I fitted.Where is the fuse protection for the bell,key pad etc? I noticed that there aren't any fuses any more. What happens when there is a short in one of the cables? In the past you would replace the fuse and it would work...
  21. G

    What size Fuses do I require?

    Hi, I have a three phase switch fuse supplying a 16A socket. In the specification provided it states the following: Design Current - 16A Main Protective Device 20A The circuit is fed from a C20 MCCB at the distribution board. What size of fuses should I be putting in the switch fuse? 16A...
  22. L

    Fuse switch sizing for a vsd

    Hi, Following on from my question about reusing a fuse switch to supply a control panel containing a vsd. The rating of the drive is 18.5kw. We will need to use a motor rated fuse. We are planning on using a 10mm cable from the switch to the control panel. My query is would a gM32m 40A motor...
  23. oracle

    Should rewirable fuses be pensioned off?

    The 3036 re-wireable fuse link was invented long, long, ago, but according to the standards list became a BS standard about 1957. Tried and trusted in standard form, it has probably been the most abused electrical component, with wrong fuse wire, paper clips, hair clips, copper wire etc...
  24. J

    Cig Lighter fuses keep blowing

    1991 GMC Sonoma compact pickup So i am guessing the previous owner installed an after market lighter socket as it has an inline fuse behind it. The lighter is also connected to a blade fuse in the fuse box. I checked continuity on the lighter and I have a closed circuit. When I got it the...
  25. S

    Filling in switch fuses on a certificate

    If a circuit has a switchfuse/isolator.....Do you record that on the cert as a seperate DB??? (Obviously as switch fuse)
  26. L

    Wylex Old Style HRC 60 amp fuses?

    Apologies for newbie question- I'm only an occasional sparky and get stumped by these things from time to time- What's the best way to get hold of these old Wylex fuses? I presume they're not made any more like this? Hope this picture comes over OK....
  27. sham

    Pat testing plug fuses

    Hello, I am new to PAT testing by myself as I just used to do it with an ex employer. We always changed the fuses of the plugs if they were overrated, mainly most had 13A fuses. Now I work for my-self I have carried out pat testing on new Items for a landlord, whether new items need pat testing...
  28. nbwriter

    A Useful Guide For Replacing Plug Fuses

    Hi Guys & Gals, I was working recently on fixing a 2KW electrical heater. I came across this thread on this forum: Domestic - Advice please fuse keeps blowing - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/advice-please-fuse-keeps-blowing.66924/ Although it was abit jumbled (and I cannot...
  29. Rocboni

    Bargain fuses On ebay

    Just won these on eBay for £1.20 feel a bit guilty to be honest, not sure if I'm going to take them 253199553457
  30. A

    Completely baffled by a 3 lamp chandelier blowing fuses

    Hello Right I cannot get my head around this one. I have a 3 lamp chandelier - I have done a drawing of the connections below. It has been placed on the 1st floor 5amp lighting main in the existing ceiling rosette (which previously had a 80 watt filament bulb.) I bought a LED dimmer switch...
  31. T

    Calculate this...Part II some pics of the main cut-out and fuses

    Yeh so thought I would check the main fuses and still can't tell what rating they are. I did contact the man from the DNO who said no hurry the next few months will do. @Leesparkykent he did say there are no penalty charges right now but come April there will be. We spoke with the energy...
  32. L

    EICR 3036 board - coding - meter tails

    How would you code the following? No RCD protection. I coded c2 Not amendment 3 compliant. I coded C3 Meter tails 16mm. I coded C3 Tested the installation and the test results were all compliant with BS7671.
  33. L

    Intermittent sockets, wiring and fuses fine

    I had a quick job yesterday where the customer said he lost power to some kitchen sockets, I went round and he had an old wilex board with rewireable fuses. All the sockets in the house were on two 30A fuse wires. Most sockets in the kitchen were in a ring on 1 and the rest of the house must...
  34. S

    Will a Fuse Finder do this?

    Hi, I'm working up an estimate for a board change for a flat in a small block. Checking for the main incomers in the Dry riser cupboards and of course the labels are 'inconclusive' to say the least! I confess in the past I've just pulled fuses (one was 5 fuses until the right one) but whacking...
  35. S

    Help with fuses that don't seem to do anything

    Hi, So last year we bought a house and didn't go through and label the fuses. There are 15 in the box. The previous owners wanted to install an infra-sauna in the upstairs bathroom, and put in a cable but never put in the sauna. This was turned off at the fuse box, but we never paid attention...
  36. R

    Thermal imaging what do you guys think of this picture

    Hi all, A company had some minor problems with a bussbar fitted, all got renewed and working completely fine but as a precaution they wanted a test on the bars (IR,Zs etc) whilst i was there i used our thermal imaging camera on the joints just to check no loose connections etc and i noticed...
  37. Spike1947

    Old MEM Fuse Box

    Hi I have a old MEM 3 phase Fuse box that has 20A double ceramic fuses per phase ,the question is if I link the 2 x 20A fuses together would I be able to get a 35A feed from it ! , sorry if the answer sounds obvious . What is the equation for that ! . Spike
  38. M

    Is fuse wire DC rated?

    One of my client has on his boat an old Wylex fuse box with fuse wire, like the one in that video. It's used on his 12V DC system. I think that it's not safe, but wanted to check with yous first. As explained on this page, AC fuses which are not DC rated should not be used on DC circuits. DC...
  39. R

    Domestic Ze

    hi all, I posted about this recently and didn't manage to get back online till now. I've got a Fluke 1653b multi function meter. In the last few weeks it has stopped recording Ze and Zdb readings ( readings on L-E setting) are 0.00 and on L-N reading are0.00 and PFC is 10kA ( this only happens...
  40. telectrix

    110v Site Tx.

    bought a 1KVA tranny from car boot @ weekend. bargain @ £8. reason was to have a lightweight one on the van instaed of lugging my 3.3KVA unit about. anyway, gets it home, plugs it in.. no output. so, top off to find that some donut had fitted in-line fuses to bot L and N into the primary. one of...
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