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  1. P

    Choice for RJ45 network sockets

    Looking for network sockets to match domestic outlets, only need 1 or 2 per single back-box size, in white to match MK Logic Plus ideally. I see that MK do the K5864WHI "RJ45 CAT6 Euro Module" to match their grid range which is the obvious choice, except its pretty expensive and not many stock...
  2. B

    Can anyone recommend any good UV protected conduit for running network cable externally?

    Can anyone recommend any good UV protected conduit for runnign network cable externally? I plan on running around 10 cables (7mm diameter each) from the loft to the 2nd floor and ground floor, but the cables are orange and i'd like to hide them in some pvc black conduit. A lot of the stuff i've...
  3. J

    electrical network of coffee trailer

    hello, some advice please about the electrical network of the coffee trailer, (how I have to approach this)? thank you,
  4. mattg4321

    Recommend me a network switch?

    Bit of background, finished wiring my place a while back and I have run cat6 to numerous places around the house. I've installed hundreds and hundreds of data cables in the past and have a reasonable idea of how it all works, however I could do with some input from more experienced (in setting...
  5. O

    Best network cable

    Hi all! Just wanted to get everyones opinion on the best CAT5 & CAT6 cable which you’ve used on jobs. I have been using VueNet Cat5e and really like it, not had any problems and is at a decent price. Let me know what you think :smiley:
  6. Leroy Merlin

    Network problems - Blupont 72

    Hi all I have a customer having issues with their Blupont A72 DVR system. System is plugged in, cameras working and confirmed recording. I'm trying to connect to their broadband so that I can set up mobile access to the camera feed. The system is in the attic and uses plug in network...
  7. S

    braided network cable

    moving into a rented house and i always check the condition of the cables on display to make sure there not fraying or worse now when i looked at the main incoming cable i noticed they have renewed the service cable to a new head with a 80amp fuse(labelled) but from the service head there is a...
  8. OttoF

    Domestic How to tell if mains sockets are on same circuit?

    Is there a safe and easy (but also precise) way to tell if two separate mains sockets are on the same circuit? I need to know because I'm trying to use existing mains circuitry to create an ethernet network in a communal area of a multistorey block of flats, using Powerline Adapters...
  9. R

    Band 1 / Band 2 Cables in Trunking

    Hi, Just wondering on thoughts for complying with Reg 528.1 "... a Band I circuit shall not be contained in the same wiring system as a Band II circuit ..." The current setup has steel trunking running around the walls with conduit coming down from here for network points and plug sockets etc...
  10. R

    Access to utility network plans

    Can anyone help me with a utility network plan for a site I’m currently working on? Iv tried sp energy networks, rang the number it says on their website, got passed pillar to post for 35 minutes then hung up on by the last department they were transferring me to! Ideally needed before...
  11. fishkake

    Mains vs data vs PoE

    Hi, I'm guessing this is the right subforum for this. I'm a DIY'er who knows how to wire a plug and change a lightbulb. I often pretend I know a lot more than that but I'm in the company of experts here, so I'll accept my place. So if I want to mess with mains electric, I need some form of...
  12. H

    Network Powerline Adapters with Dual Split Consumer Unit

    We're looking to get our consumer unit replaced and local electrians are suggesting a dual split unit so the 'workshop' can be on its own RCD. My question (which no one seems to be able to answer) is will network over powerline adapters work if one adapter is on one 'side' of the split and...
  13. FatAlan

    Guidance on home network wiring.

    Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject? Just about to move in to a house that can be best described as a project. Will be ripping the place to bits so will be looking to put in decent conduits etc. Will want some guidance on merits of Cat5/6 , HDMI, TV / satellite wiring.
  14. S

    Network Cabling Installs

    Did a "quick" search (that means I was lazy) but are you guys moving forward with structured/network cabling in the work that you do or advising your customers of the benefits of having a central area where network cabling ends as well as the entry point for all feeds?
  15. J

    Home Network Question & Master Socket

    Hi Currently having some work done. We wanted to have the router upstairs. and then have 2 cables going to other rooms from that point. My basic understanding was it would be : 1 wire from Master to Bedroom 1. (Where another master would be put in) 1 wires from Bedroom 1 to Bedroom 2 1 wire...
  16. S

    Home network Advise

    Hi Guys, not sure if this is the right place or not as it is a combination of systems. I am looking for some guidance to best equipment and how it should be installed as well. i am away to try create a Local Network for my house. Hard wire in my desk top computers in my Office room with 3...
  17. D

    Internet controls with wires from boiler to thermostat

    Hi all. This is a question about internet controls for a replacement combi boiler in my own house. My existing ancient combi boiler is sited in an unheated utility room, next to an unheated kitchen, with an unheater stairwell through the wall behind it. The bathroom above has tiled floors that...
  18. tombrooker84

    Extending a wireless network using an already existing CAT5e hardwired system

    Hello Guys. I have currently got a client with an existing hard wired network to various rooms in her house, it's a very large town house in Clapham, probably about 5 bedrooms. She currently has all the Cat 5 wires to a single locations, just dangling out of the wall with no connections, but...
  19. E

    Anybody experienced with Bno distribution boards

    Hi my names Steve running a small electrical firm in the southeast, I'm in the process if second fixing 4 flats which I wired couple of months back, I've wired plenty of flats over the years and when the builder asked what's details he needed for the supply, I said put down 5 single phase...
  20. R

    oval conduit

    Decided to add a high socket and aerial point for a wall mounted tv in my spare bedroom today and was not looking forward to chasing a cable to spur for my socket. Decided to chase my dual box out first and half way through there he was, oval conduit. So i move my box over, perform surgery on...
  21. P

    home theatre network

    Happy new year everyone I'm in the process of renovating my first home. 3 bed house with Open living room and dinning. I'm going to be installing the cabling for a home theatre system as i rewire. Ill give you and idea of the end product/system I am after: I want to be able to have a htpc on my...
  22. E

    Green Deal Network

    If anybody who is intrested in becoming part of a small green deal network you can now register online on our home page Join the green deal network image at the top. so if you are taking part in the green deal it wont hurt to join.
  23. jason121


    Had a few drinks last night with a mate from DNO high upin the ranks, let slip that DNO don’t want PV installed that’s why they takethe full 65 days for applications. Too much work for them altering network and processing paper work
  24. J

    Network Topology

    Has anyone as a matter of interest wired a network in the Ring Topology if so what Media was used?i
  25. E

    Peak Atlas IT Network LAN Tester & 1-8 Identifiers

    Hi guys, used once, bought in September for a data installation and won't be used again. The tester cost £80 and the extra 8 cable run identifiers labeled 1-8 were £60. All is in brand new condition with spare battery 10 identifiers in total and a hard carry case to house it all in. Looking for...
  26. D

    Effects of multiple Solar PV installs on local substations ?

    I've asked for clarification from my local DNO on this as I cant seem to find any info, other than this.....below Do existing Substations have the technology to react quickly to big fluctuations in voltage due to nearby Solar PV installs taking full advantage of nice clear sunny productive...
  27. R

    A Querry about DNO and costs

    I have been going thru a Connection and line check with my local DNO. To start with they said the line won't support my export capacity. They sent thru plans and quote to upgrade the cabling, and i noticed they were talking about the wrong meter ptn. I pointed this out to them...
  28. La Poste

    What do you think caused this fault?

    An electricity firm should "accept liability" for damage caused to 400 houses by a power surge in Blackburn, the town's MP has said. ENW said the power surge was caused by a cable fault on the electricity network in the area at 10:00 GMT on Tuesday. BBC News - Shear Brow power surge: Straw...
  29. R

    Pricing Data instals

    Hi guys , Any thoughts to any pricing ? 7 data points cat5. 2 points on each outlet plate. any ideas on going rate is per point. 15m runs. Also connections only, wants me to connect 14 cables to patch panel. just bare ends waiting for plugs and testing of each point . Got idea of how it works...
  30. S

    UK Marketing Network?

    Hi All, I wanted to get this started last year but ill-health put paid to that, however things are good now and I would like to pick up where I started. The idea is simply to put together a network of installers who do the job well. From the off; I'm not an installer or an electrician but...
  31. B

    Internet Network Marketing.

    Hi There, An Internet marketing is great business because it allows you to take command of your financial happiness. This industry is Flourishing and now seems to be the time that everyone wants to get into the wealthy affiliate programs. Building a list of Clients is the foundation on...
  32. J

    New info from DNO (SSE) regarding G83/G59 application

    Finally some good news from the DNO, SSE are stopping charging for network assessments unless there are more than 6 installations at one site or over 4kWp on one phase. We will still have to pre-apply though if over 3.7kW. Here's the text of their email: Introduction: We are writing to all...
  33. M

    Data Installation Wiring and Terminating

    I have just installed power and lighting to a small office building and the client would like me to install data also. If Im honest, I have only ever pulled cat 5 data cabling into positions from where the hub would be to the data outlet points. I have never terminated any cabling though...
  34. a12jpm

    Help needed wireless printing via iphone

    Do most of my invoicing and certs via my iphone and was wondering would it be possible to print direct from my iphone to a wireless printer that is not connected to a network. Don't want to carry the laptop with me in the van Does the printer need to be connected to a network or is there...
  35. sparks1234


    What does it stand for
  36. T

    networking problem

    i have been asked to change a 1 gang network socket with a 2 gang socket. there is only one cable to this socket. as i understand it, it can be done because only two pairs out of the 4 in cat 5 cable ar normally used. the guy wants to basically run 2 computers from one cable. can this be done...
  37. K

    Ethernet Network query

    Hi, A customer has asked me to install a home Ethernet network for their internet access (they do not want to use wireless). The network will consist of 3 access points, 1 desktop PC, 1 laptop PC and a Xbox 360. I am going to use Cat5e RJ45 cables and sockets etc. 1) Can anyone recommend...
  38. T

    Profibus faults

    More and more machines where I work are being wired using Profibus. So that the PLC CPU is connected to remote I/O units by this type of 2 wire shielded cable. Occasionally a machine will go into fault and a Bus fault (BF) LED will be lit on the CPU. This usually means that we have to...
  39. A

    main fuse fee

    Anyone know how much suppliers charge to change the main fuse? Also why do people refer to them as DNO? what does that stand for? Cheers
  40. W

    what are the rules - mains supply into the house

    hi all fairly new to this so probably asking some silly questions but anyway! basically i need to know if where my electricity supply comes into my house, can i run a pipe (plastic or copper)behind recessed into the skirtiing board or boxed out and insulated/earthed for a radiator further...
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