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  1. G

    Temp pole 100-amp disconnect to original 100-amp main panel wiring.

    Good morning, I'm hoping that a crusty retired construction super is welcome here. I'm remodeling a cabin that has the old 2-wire electrical system panel, so all the neutrals and grounds are attached at the same ground strip and the cabin service drop is 2-wire URD. I already updated all the...
  2. I

    How to dim 4 x 72W panel lights

    Hi, I have 4 x 72W 1200x600mm brite source panel lights and want to know the best way to effectively dim them all together. (ideally by remote control and ideally cost effectively!) each panel has 2 x 36W standard drivers to drive them and I wanted to replace these with something which will...
  3. R

    Scantronic 3400 panel

    Hi Looking for manual for my old scantronic 3400 panel year about 1992, needs reprogramming after power and battery failure
  4. P

    CT panel install - who’s responsibility

    Hi, just started a brand new install, the building has 160a 3phase service head. Waiting for meter install but N power are requesting CT panel photos and also pictures of main switch. Last job I did from scratch had a 250a 3phase supply and Northern power supplied and fitted the CT panel which...
  5. M

    Solar panel fuse/breaker question :)

    A question/advice requested re: solar panels (the context is a van/motorhome conversion)... I've got a question re: fusing/breaker for a solar panel setup I'm installing on a van conversion - just want to sense-check my thoughts against someone else's brains, maybe someone with more experience...
  6. R

    Generator Wiring Main Panel and Sub Panel

    I purchased a portable generator and I need to wire up the transfer switches. I am using two Reliance manual switches so I can individually control breakers that will be fed by the generator (and manage load). This is the type of switch: 306A Pro/Tran 2 - Reliance Controls Corporation -...
  7. P

    Wiring a Reason 8 bell box to a Galaxy dimensions alarm panel

    Hi chaps I have a Reason 8 bell box and I want to wore it to my galaxy dimensions alarm panel . Can anyone help me as the alarm panel has 4 connections - a picture of a bell ?and a Aux and a GND ? The Readin 8 has 5 connections. Can anyone advise me where to wire what . Thanks in advance guys ...
  8. W

    What type of circuit breakers can I add to my panel?

    Hi everyone - I appreciate your time/opinion on this: I'm lucky enough to have a 200 amp electrical panel with a lot of open spots for new circuits/circuit breakers. I have an unfinished area in the basement that I'm wanting to make into my shop and it currently doesn't have any outlets. I...
  9. W

    New outlet next to main panel (CU in UK) - to spur or use new breaker?

    Hi guys Probably easiest to understand from looking at the attached picture. I'd like a new socket right next to the main panel in the basement [red box in photo]. It'll power my router, and maybe a battery charger for power tools, etc. The closest socket is for the washer [blue box]. This...
  10. D

    Hooking up a generator (without the 4 prong plug) into my generator panel.

    Hi, so I am looking for a good solid answer even though it might seem obvious. I need the proper technical answer so I can stop being bothered. So I have a proper backup panel installed in the house with the proper plug outside to receive a generator 4 prong plugin. I have been loaned a...
  11. bigspark17

    Smart electric panel heaters

    What makes are people installing? I install haverland ultrarad atm but finding the heater almost impossible to control for users that dont own te property ie holiday lets. Look forward to replies
  12. Y

    Garage sub panel issues

    Hello, I’m having trouble determining the issue that I’m having in my garage. I have several shop lights, 110v air compressor, and a ammco 110v brake lathe. When everything is running At the same time, the double poll 60 amp breaker in my basement which is 65 feet away from my garage keeps...
  13. S

    Alarm Panel Fault

    Hi All Wondering if someone can help. I've recently been receiving a fault with my Accenta G4 alarm Panel. All was previously working with it until one day its froze, so powered it down and back up and it's been stuck at "Accenta G4 RKP F131-01-111" on the screen and I am unable to do anything...
  14. C

    New breakers or add a sub panel

    Hi all, We currently have a 1980's electrical panel that is full and we are updating our kitchen and of course we need more circuits than there are currently as we have the following outlets, all with new wiring. Fridge - dedicated Microwave - Dedicated Dishwasher - Dedicated Kettle - dedicated...
  15. S

    Panel Lights in insulation...

    Does anyone know about how much of a void in insulation is required for lights like these? Putting downlights in a loft conversion and if I install standard size ones I'll be creating some serious cold spots...
  16. M

    Claiming on panel warranty (axitec - 2014)

    Im attempting to claim under warranty for an Axitec 250w, contacted Axitec, their response was Has anyone else experienced these issue, if so how did they get around this? I'm assuming they have started up as a new company in 2015, but most sources online say they have been trading since 2001.
  17. N

    Can you hide a fire alarm panel in a commercial premises?

    Fire alarm panel currently installed in a high street premises signed off by building regs. Looking to install a stud partition in-front of all electrical services (including the fire panel) which are access via an unsecured hinged wall panel. Does this still meet regulations? Can anyone help...
  18. J

    Pop conduit thru stucco and up into main panel?

    Hello! My electrical utility has decided to take our power away - occasionally - to prevent fires. So I have ordered a modest backup generator. To conveniently power the house without running extension cords everywhere, I need a transfer switch. I have tentatively identified the...
  19. O

    Unsure of shop panel amps!?

    Hi all, first post but have been a long time lurker... Have a few questions regarding my home panel/shop. Below I will post a photo of how I believe everything is ran. Previous owner I believe installed the generator panel after the house was built, it looks like it was ran by an amateur. Our...
  20. J

    Sidelight problem

    Good morning, ive just bought a Suzuki carry, which has a problem, the side,rear and panel lights only come on when the right hand indicator is activated any thoughts would be helpful.
  21. dc_8769

    Panel heater wiring in block of flats

    Hi, new poster here so hopefully I've put this in the right place! I live in a large block of flats and have noticed that none of the panel heaters or heating rails in my flat are working. I believe they are all on the same circuit, as my consumer unit has a switch for heaters- this hasn't been...
  22. D

    3 lights, 2 switch panel, and no clue

    I'm trying to help an older neighbor that bit off more than he can chew. It was a two switch light panel that controlled a shower light(one switch) and also a closet light and overhead light(both tied to the 2nd switch). He removed the existing switch panel in an attempt to change which lights...
  23. D

    Emergency key switch/contactor panel

    Hi, I need help wiring my electrical key switch and contactor panel. I’ve wired my lighting circuits back to my fuse board but left brown/black out and taken them straight to key switch. Taken brown from breaker also to feed the key switch. What are my connections at key switch? Also what do I...
  24. D

    Fuse blows randomly

    Hello, thank you. I am DYI. Our daughter has home built in the 60s with fused service panel. One fuse has started blowing ; when a new fuse is put in, it will not blow right away, it can go for hours sometimes without blowing. It is a 20- amp fuse/circuit. On the circuit is a microwave and...
  25. J

    Moving meter - Service Entry (SE) cable into panel

    Forum, I am converting from overhead too underground service to my house. This involved moving the meter about 11 feet down a wall from its current location. The old meter base sits directly outside of the electric panel. So, at the new meter base, I plan to penetrate the exterior wall...
  26. Dan

    Reported content: Post in thread 'Solar Installer - Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK'

    Post in thread 'Solar Installer - Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK' by Dan has been reported by Dan. Reason given: Content being reported:
  27. A

    adding extra solar panels to motorhome

    hello guys this is my first post, i hope I am posting this one on the right section. aamseee I am looking for some advise. i have bought a Motorhome which has a solar panel (100w) and a leisure battery 110ah i am thinking of upgrade the solar panel by adding 1 or 2 two 100 Watts panels, my...
  28. R

    Figuring out if I can put in a sub panel

    Hi guys, this is my first post here. I have an old house with a detached garage. I’m interesting in setting up a wood working shop back there, so that means 220/230/240v machines (ideally). The previous owner built the garage about 15 years ago, and had electrical installed. It looks like they...
  29. Lou

    South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East

    Lou submitted a new resource: South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East - South East Solar | Solar panel installation in South East Read more about this resource...
  30. Lou

    Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West

    Lou submitted a new resource: Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West - Solar Panel Installers in South West | Solar South West Ltd Read more about this resource...
  31. Lou

    NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West

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  32. Lou

    Sogosolar | Solar Panels in London

    Lou submitted a new resource: Sogosolar | Solar Panels in London - Solar Panel Installers in London | Sogosolar Read more about this resource...
  33. Lou

    Solarfix NI Ltd - Solar Panel Installers Northern Ireland

    Lou submitted a new resource: Solarfix NI Ltd - Solar Panel Installers Northern Ireland - Nothern Ireland Solar Panel Installers | Solarfix NI Ltd Read more about this resource...
  34. Lou

    Cymru Solar | Solar Panel Installers Wales

    Lou submitted a new resource: Cymru Solar | Solar Panel Installers Wales - Solar panels Wales | Cymru Solar Read more about this resource...
  35. Lou

    R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife

    Lou submitted a new resource: R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife - Scotland Solar Panel Installers - R.B. Grant Read more about this resource...
  36. Dan

    Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK

    Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK London Solar PV Specialists - Greater London Solar Panel Installers Scottish Solar PV Specialists - Scotland Solar Panel Installers Welsh Solar PV Specialists - Wales Solar Panel Installers N. Ireland...
  37. R

    Wondering what panel and breakers I can use to replace this old federal pacific?

    Would a Square D Homeline 100 Amp six Spot 12 Circuit Panel work? With six 20amp single pole homeline breakers?
  38. R

    How to replace this panel?

    Would a Square D Homeline 100 Amp six Spot 12 Circuit Panel work? With six 20amp single pole homeline breakers?
  39. R

    Replacing this panel

    I'm an apprentice electrician and i'm doing some groundwork for a job. What panel and breakers would I use to replace this panel etirely? I just want to know what we'd use to tell my master. Would replacing this with a Square D homeline 100amp 6-space 12-circuit breaker panel and 6 square D...
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