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  1. CCinPA`cr

    USA Automotive 12-volt dimmer/step-down project... Help?

    Starting a project with minimal knowledge on the subject. To get started... Need suggestions for adjustable dimmer/step-down(s) to: 12-volt >> ??? >> lamp/bulb 12-volt >> ??? >> led tape or bulbs What else would be helpful to know? 1574040596 Also... How about wire-connectors that are easy...
  2. C

    UK Need help switching out some 12v lighting

    Hi I am having a problem with my bedroom and bathroom lighting ,in my bedroom I have 2 downlighters that are switched from 2 dual pole switches at either on of the bedroom,these downlighters are 12v fed from a transformer in the loft ,I also have 1 mains light on my ceiling too,I'm wanting to...
  3. L

    Help with correct AC adapter!

    Hello everybody. I bought a used keyboard (Yamaha PSR-E303), however it came with an aftermarket AC dapter, not the original one. Its this one: The keyboard does not specify AC adapter specs, but it says this above the plug: However they do specify to use ONLY one of these...
  4. R

    Help with adding a circuit breaker

    I finished framing my bathroom and wired an outlet and switch. I want to connect a 20 amp circuit breaker to the panel. I know the black hot wire is connected to the circuit breaker and it snaps into the panel. Does the ground and nuetral wire connect to the bar on the left? I see there is a mix...
  5. J

    Electric Car Charging

    Hi i need some info on a few electrick parts for a electric car any help would be so greatfull 1573401889 I have a Peugeot Expert fully electric 3 phase input But the inverted are fluxuant from 200v /400v Then a converter that's 288v input and output of 12v 50a I'm lost help lol
  6. B

    Help needed assessing a light replacement quote for a lift

    Our building has a lift where one of the lights burned out and our building management got a £479 quote from a lift management company for fitting a led replacement.# I took a look at the light bulb and found it's a CFL Philips Master PL-C 18W/830/4P one, available for £3.80. I bought one...
  7. Dan

    Find Unanswered Threads: Help the forum out by answering unanswered threads

    On this forum it doesn't seem to be long before a thread gets a reply. Well done to you all for doing that. You're magical. But for those who want to join in doing this, here's how. You can either find this thread and then CLICK HERE to show you the list of unanswered threads. Or from...
  8. S

    UK Please help me trainee needing to wire something

    hope you can make this out,
  9. M

    Novice needing help with breaker/ furnace

    New home owner here. I know zero about furnaces and breaker boxes. I need to shut off the power to my gas furnace but there is no switch located anywhere near the furnace (above, beside or on) and the breaker is not labeled. Would the furnace be the one with the biggest switch, on the far right...
  10. A

    How do I ask a question in the DIY forum?

    That's the question.
  11. E

    Can anyone help me identify the 3 speed coloring of my cooker hood connection. Please look at the photos

    Hi Can someone help me please? I got a new cookerhood motor and I know the color coding for different speeds. But I need to find out the existing speed color coding to to connect to it. Could someone look at the photos and tell me which color is which? Its a 3 speed setting. Thanks in advance.
  12. C

    Hoping somebody can help my electric has gone to a £1 a hour I’ve gone through a elimination process unplugging things one by one nothing has changed

    My tumble dryer blew up and since then my electric charge has gone to £1 a hour I’ve unplugged everything in my house but to no avail any advice other than seeing a electrician which I’m doing is it possible for the blow up and trip to have caused this electric bill increase
  13. H

    NVQ Electrotechnical Level 3 (Maintenance) evidence writing query

    Hi there, I am on my last year of my apprenticeship and have started the nvq part. Long story short I want to start writing up my evidence of work (with provided pictures of me carrying out the work), however I can't figure out a structure to follow to write out a job. If anyone is currently...
  14. A

    UK Help wiring a mechanical timer

    Hi all! I need help wiring my mechanical timer. I saw a similar thread but the cables are different. Thread My current installation: My new mechanical timer: The schematic for both wiring: (New at the top, current at the bottom) I will really appreciate some guidance on the correct set...
  15. S

    Help replacing an old pendant to IKEA pendant with connector block

    Hi everyone, new here. Sorry if this may have been posted before but here goes.. I've been asked by a family member to fit a new light fixture from an old ceiling rose pendant to this ikea one.. SKURUP Pendant lamp - black - IKEA -...
  16. Steve93

    NVQ HELP!!

    right guys... I've enrolled in my NVQ I think was in march 2018. I am booking am2 but been informed it could be way past March 2020 at my local area! now will this effect my NVQ as I believe I have a 2 year limit on the course? im close to finishing my portfolio just am2 timing. any help...
  17. D

    DIY led strip glasses - Need some help!

    Hello forum. I am new here and seeking some expert advice. I am trying to make some DIY led light strips that will be controlled via DMX. The lights are these: 20/30/100 LED Battery Micro Rice Wire Copper Fairy String Lights Party white/rgb | eBay -...
  18. F

    Need help converting solar light to wired DC

    I purchased some solar flicker flame outdoor tiki lights which I really like. The downside to them being solar is that each light does not get equal amounts of sun in my back yard so the length of time they remain on and their brightness can vary somewhat. Also, they have a photosensor and turn...
  19. Dan

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on ElectriciansForums.net - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there

    DIY Looking for DIY Advice on ElectriciansForums.net - Also, we're looking for professional electricians to help out in there. I know this is a touchy subject. We also run PlumbersForums.net, and that has Gas and Oil Engineers on, and that's clearly not just a regulated industry, but it has...
  20. Z

    Electrical assignment Help ??

    Good morning everyone. I have assignment now , but little difficult for me . Any technical tutor Can to help me , I pay . I send pictures now . Thank you .
  21. D

    Earth/Neutral fault..Help Needed!!

    Probably going to get slated for not knowing/doing something wrong but here goes!! So, been asked to do a board change for a customer, when I turned up they explained that had had a new PME done a few weeks ago, when I mentioned that their house wasn't earthed the customer said that the...
  22. S

    Need help with outdoor speakers and amp

    Hey guys, I need your help. I bought the following 4 speakers, amp and selector switch: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010U5EGKE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_T9FODbSWNDB8J https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A5S926?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPZM489?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share I had...
  23. T

    Need Advise!! Help me with this wiring. NPN sensor/Solid State Relay

    Is this the correct way of wiring npn sensor 4 wire with solid state relay and solenoid valve?
  24. T

    Help me with inverter vfd to 3 phase motor

    Ac power supply 440V Inverter - Input 380-480V 50/60hz 11.2A Output 0-480V 8.5A 6.8kva 3.7Kw 3 phase motor- 2.2kW 50Hz Should i use delta or star connection? newguytoelectricity
  25. Pete999

    Help! ! 2B!!!!!

    What forum would music questions belong in???
  26. 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...
  27. Monty101

    DIY help required for newby - pull cord LED light fitting to old wiring 🙏

    Hi there 👋, Apols in advance if this has been done to death😳!!! (I know it has but I can't seem to fathom out a similar set-up having searched through this forum and others). I have an old wiring system in my house and wanted to fit a new LED light in the downstairs loo. I have attached pics...
  28. P

    UK Help with bathroom fan wiring

    Hi. Couldn't quite find a close match to my set up so I'm writing for help. I'm not an electrician and don't know enough about switched live setups to be comfortable doing this. Can you please tell me how to wire this thing? The attached image shows what I'm working on. Fan does not have...
  29. D

    Help needed please

    Hi all, new here and seeking help. I am only a DIY dad so excuse me if I dont know technical terms. I'm in process of changing lights in kitchen, we have two. The first went fine just the live, neutral and earth, which is what I'm used to. The second however appears to be a loop for the double...
  30. L

    Easy connection help seek

    Hello! I am a novice in this electricity world, however I'm trying to learn the basics, I have this centrifugal fan which came without power cable and I had to connect one to a 3 way terminal block but on the diagram I could only see where to put the N and L cable, the ground cable there was...
  31. G

    UK Lighting connections help please

    I am somewhat confused as to why an upstairs landing light does not work unless the switch in the hall downstairs is switched to the off position. it defeats the object of turning it on downstairs and switching it off upstairs. I did not put this wiring in someone else replaced the switches and...
  32. V

    I need help to wire a light switch

    Hello guys! I need help to connect a light switch to a socket. I'll attach 2 pictures so you can see how it is supposed to be connected. I'm really sorry for my stupid question, I just have no idea how to do it. Thank you!
  33. M

    help with a laundry closet light

    Recently purchased a new washer and dryer that are stacked in hall closet. When the old items were removed I noticed I have light fixture that I never seenb before. I took off plastic cover and noticed a two prong light. This light has not worked in the 7 years i lived in my unit. There is...
  34. ajmayers

    2 gang and 1 gang switch change help

    Hi In our hall we have an old 2 gang switch which controls the downstairs and upstairs lights. There is also a 2nd 1 gang switch upstairs which just controls the upstairs light. I am struggling to figure the wiring on the new switches, can anyone help which wire goes where on the new...
  35. H

    Help plz

    Can someone help me with thus drawing on how to do it/draw it for me and tell me how u done it please.
  36. RutlandFox

    Best place to advertise for help on a job

    Hi all. I have a couple of jobs coming up that I will need a helper to help out with - general electrical stuff like pulling cables, cutting channels, drilling holes, stuff like that. Where is a good place to advertise? And what is the going rate for a jobbing sparky (eg NVQ level 2) or similar...
  37. D

    UK Need help with wiring a celing fan

    Been up since 5am trying to figure this out. Can anykne give me some advice on what colour goes where?
  38. C

    Help with light switch plz

    Question, which wires do I hook up where? There is no ground. 2 W&B wires paired up. I want to seperate the fan and light, they are both connected to a single switch I would like to make a 2 switch. Photos of all included. Thanks!
  39. M

    USA Need help with Reversible Motor

    Hi, I am building a motorized easel for large format paintings that do not exceed 100 lbs; average probably more like 50 lbs max. My rough 3D diagram does not show the motor or pullies, etc, but I hope you can get an idea of where these things would go. Motor mounts on the bottom. Cables will...
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