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  1. T

    Nodular network of heating sensors/transponders?

    Theoretically, is it possible to utilise/connect to the sensor in a heater, even if the heater is not connected to a power source? Presumably, the sensor has some of antenna which would enable it to sense temperature outside of the circuitry. If so, is it possible to network these sensors with...
  2. T

    Need help matching power supply to LED project.

    Hello, I am an artist in Portland Oregon and I need to power an array of 3 watt cob leds (9-12vdc 260-280ma) https://www.ebay.com/itm/311651957952 They need to be strung in strands of 8 (12 total strands) 96 total leds. I would like to run them a little underpowered to reduce the heat and...
  3. M

    UK (IMAGES) Connect 20amp Isolator Switch (For Split AirCon) – Need Help.

    Images Now Included. Hi there, a new DIY member here based in Hong Kong, where getting reliable electricians can sometimes be a challenge! I've been finishing off a rennovation project and one of the last jobs is to attach a 20amp isolator switch for an indoor split AC unit (Panasonic). The...
  4. I

    Need help with power outlet wiring

    Hey there i hope someone can give me hand here So i have a light on/off switch which i want to change into a power outlet switch, the thing is i'm a bit confused with the wiring. The Light switch has - 2x red wires, 1x green wire, 1x white wire, can i even change it into a power outlet...
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    UK Need help with cable size and breaker size

    I’m still an apprentice electrician so the whole thing around diversity is still a bit confusing to me A family member has moved into a new flat. The existing cooker circuit is 6mm on a 32A MCB. She has bought a cooker which pulls 9.6Kw. I know you do 9600/230 = 41.7 This is telling me that...
  6. B

    Need help choosing correct size main breaker for existing subpanel

    DIY homeowner here. I need advice, but will hire a pro if major rewiring needs to be done. I purchased a home with a 200amp service. There is a detached garage about 15’ from the house. I dont think the subpanel in the garage was wired correctly. There are currently three 4awg aluminum branch...
  7. W

    Need help to access thermostat screws

    Hi, I have a Beko OTF22300x double oven and need to replace the thermostat in the a main oven. Problem is that I can't access the screws to remove the old thermostat from behind the control plate, as the plate seems to be made up of 2 panels which are really close and I can't separate them...
  8. J

    Need help deciding on new logo!

    Hi everyone, I have had new logos designed and unsure what to go with, so i would appreciate it if everyone can give me there opinion on what they think is best either the logos on the left or the right. thanks
  9. K

    Need Help with wiring a Dimmer switch to receptacle to light(s)

    Hello, I need some help wiring a dimmer switch and outlet to 3 light fixtures. Attached is a picture. There’s a set of wires coming from the right, very top and left side of the board from each light fixture. These go to 3 vanity light fixtures. I’ve gotten the lights to turn on but the dimmer...
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    Trainee Apprentice in need of help with college work.

    Hi there, I am currently in the second year of my apprenticeship and i'm in the process of doing my design project. im stuck on one of the questions (the last question :rolleyes: ). The question is relating to isolation and switching, I have to give an example for: Isolation for electrical...
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    Hey i need help with general things with Electrician stuff.

    Hi guys, Im just wondering how i can get better at ohms law, any kind of suggestions on how i can get better at it? I find it hard to grasp, and if you guys have any good videos or articles (or explanations yourselves) that would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  12. J

    Recently signed up for a Domestic Electrical Installer course, need help.

    Hello, I'm 19 and recently signed up for a domestic electrical installer course and like an idiot I haven't really researched it that well beforehand which I know I should have. My dad is an electrician in Germany and he seemed pretty happy with it so I just went for it. My question is...
  13. J

    Can someone help me fix an issue with my doorbell?

    Ok so I tried to replace my door bell, but when I took it out the wires were twisted and snapped off too short to rewire. I’m a trainee electrician with little to no experience so I’m stuck. Can I get some more wire and try to extend it by wrapping it around the old wire and covering it with...
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    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...
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    UK Need help with some college questions

    Hi could anyone help with some questions for college? Possible effect of TNC-S earthing arrangement has on pfc compared to TN-S?
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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!
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    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?
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    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...
  22. F

    Need help wiring up hive receiver

    I have wired up my Hive receiver to the boiler and have also signed up to the app. On my app when i turn on the central heating the light on the hive receiver for central heating comes on showing green solid, however the heating does not turn on although the light for the receiver is on...
  23. lford250

    Need Help With Scissor Lift

    Hi, I have an older scissor lift that uses four 6 volt rechargeable batteries that are tied together. My scissor lift has an onboard charger that I plug up to 120 volts ac in order to charge the batteries. The scissor lift does not get used a whole lot, but there definitely are various times...
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    Connecting 2 12v fans

    Hello, I need some help with this: I have a Xbox one S where I connected 2 Fans (there is usually just 1 ) parallel to the 12v sourve from the motherboard. Fan 1 has 22mA and Fan 2 has 29mA. My Question now is, if there is any risk to burn something. I dont know how much amp is delivered by...
  25. V

    Need help identifying these!

    Any help identifying these would be appreciated, we think the small one is off a bike?? the inertia has a number other than on the plate which reads: 988074 unfortunately we cant find anything on these two units
  26. V

    Need help identifying this starter motor

    Numbers on the body read: 270300, probably a 12v but could be 6. any information would be appreciated.
  27. V

    Need help identifying this CAV Dynamo, any help would be appreciated.

    We have a CAV dynamo 24V, Type: G8A24-6, Serial No. UB133, Dispatch number 1131060, clockwise rotation, normal speed. we have had a look on the net cant find anything for it. any help would be appreciated! thank you in advance.
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    Need help with donestic outdoor light switch wiring

    Hello, I am new to this forum- is my first time posting so I'd like say hi to everyone. Im stuck with extending an outdoor socket, so I need help please. I currently have working duo ( socket and switch) outside my home. I want to extend it to a ne2 oitdoor socket few metres away I ha e...
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    Need help with diagnosing this problem

    Ok so i have no idea if this is a forum that helps with common electrical appliances so if it isn't please accept my apologies! Well my girlfriend has this paper shredder and I am at a lost. The switch has an off and a reverse and a foward position now when I switch to the reverse or foward the...
  30. I

    I could be wrong posting here but i need help

    Dear All, Newbie here, not sure if this forum is for those who specifically electricians only or if general people can join for help and advice, so im taking a shot here, if this is the wrong website then please let me know and ill just copy and paste it there or wherever is appropriate I...
  31. HVManiac

    Need help with identifying the type of connector on vintage Sears kettle

    Hello everyone, Guys I've an old Sears kettle that I still use. But recently I noticed that the power cord connector to the kettle is wiggly, but still works. Since, it looks like a removable connector I tried to pull it slightly but it doesn't seem to be removable. Anyone here has any idea...
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    Help! Am2 coming up and need help with the s plan

    Hi everyone, my am2 is fast approaching and i need help with understanding how s plan wiring works. I understand the different parts in the system and how its wired but i cant seem to figure out how the solar sustainable element fits into the system. Also can anyone let me know anything else i...
  33. V

    Need help identifying this starter motor

    Not sure what this fits, its an old thing possibly 1930s??. its a lucas and the number on the body is 270300, it has 10 teeth on the pinion. its a 12v. would appreciate any help given.
  34. J

    AM2 question, need help

    Right, so I'm in the middle of my AM2 and I need to wire FP200 from the DB to a carbon monoxide alarm via multi compartment dado trunking, I've looked in the spec and it doesn't say anything about whether the FP needs to be separated from the T&E powering lights & sockets, can anyone give me an...
  35. S

    Need help/advice, insure of what the problem is and think I’m being ripped off

    hi all, Today I had an electrician come around a rental property of mine and swap the faces of a few double sockets and light switches, he done this and everything was fine the sockets worked and light switches worked fine, as he was finishing up he was changing the lightbulb as he unscrewed...
  36. D

    new to this i need help asap

    Hi everyone i am David i need some help please ASAP i have replace a socket put everything keeps tripping has anyone got any ideas please
  37. M

    Domestic Need help with installing a DIY solar system

    Hi, I am planning to move to Hungary later this year & am looking into installing a 12v solar system for powering 12v lights in the outbuildings. I am a complete novice to solar power & have done lots of research but still a bit confused with some things. What I have planned is having a 100w...
  38. J

    bathroom halogen downlights - new to me need help

    The bathroom in my bungalow is fitted with ceiling down lights but my knowledge of these is far from good. There are three lamps in the ceiling but one lamp doesn’t last long and I don’t know why. Has each light got its own transformer or does one transformer provide all three? The lamp I have...
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    302 principles of electrical science written exam

    Need help with 302 principle of electrical science written exam 2hours
  40. JayKay70

    Need help wiring a Extractor Fan

    Hi all, Looking for some help wiring a extractor fan. At present i have a fan that is running of a 3 amp Isolator+Transformer and then going straight to the light fitting, i am looking to replace this fan with a more modern type one as the one i have right now is a eyesore and don't fancy...
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