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  1. L

    Depth of power cable?

    Unfortunately last weekend while digging up tree stumps I managed to go through the power cable for the local scout hut. SSE are now billing me £330 for fixing it! However a neighbor thought I might be able to argue it as it's only 200mm below the surface. As it was installed with the scout hut...
  2. S

    Using a Chinese product on Uk power supply

    Hi, I've just purchased a new projector. It's a Chinese product (Xiaomi MJJGTYDS01FM Mijia Laser Projector TV 4K). It comes with a Chinese plug so I had to buy an adapter, on the adapter packaging it says to ensure the device is duel voltage. I'm not sure that the projector is, all it says on...
  3. O

    3 phase power

    I work in Broadcast television as a broadcast systems designer. I have seen in recent months a trend that is worrying (not sure if it is legal) that in a 19" rack there could be several phases wired to power distribution outlets (normally via IEC connectors) This means it is imperative that...
  4. J

    Power Consumption of Solenoid Valve

    I have a 24VAC 50-60Hz solenoid valve that has a power consumption of 125VA (Pull in) and 12VA (Hold in). This is connected to the output of a 230v to 24VAC transformer, however the secondary side of the transformer has two 75VA rated power outputs and the solenoid valve is only connected in...
  5. G

    Dyson DC21 Motorhead no power

    Hi Peepz I got a Dyson DC21 Motorhead. Today the suction stopped working, however the motorhead still works, the brushes spin. If I remove the motorhead & try the switch then its like no power. There must be power coming through as the motorhead works. What can it be & is it common? is it...
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    POWER BILL SEEMS HIGH

    OK I MOVED TO A NEW HOME, AND EVEN THO THE BILL DOESN'T SEEM TO BE MUCH, COMPARED TO OTHERS AROUND ME MINE IS 6 TIMES AS HIGH. I DID FIND A GROUND SHORT IN A OUTSIDE LIGHT WHERE THE POWER WAS SHOOTING INTO THE GROUND CUT THAT LOOSE AND BILL WENT DOWN ABOUT 60.00. OVERALL MY BILL RUNS AROUND...
  7. J

    Am I liable to pay

    I rent a property in the UK. All of the sockets in my house were tripping, even when all sockets were switched off. An electrician came out, sent by the estate agent who manages the property. They determined it was an appliance of mine that tripped the power. He said something about why the...
  8. C

    Power to tail light problem

    One of my tail lights remains on permanently. When l switch it on it turns off. The other tail light works as it should. Can someone please help?
  9. mapleman

    Domestic Signs on power adapter.

    I am total noob in electric things. I've got one question. What is that sign on Dell PC power adapter? What is it and how to test it? Is it class two with earth? Help! Thank you.
  10. P

    Quinetic wireless units - power reset

    Does anyone know if quinetic wireless units (switches/receivers) retain the memory after the power is cut, and if so for how long?
  11. S

    How would I power 3 GU10 LEDs from one plug (power cable)

    Just need some help on how exactly to setup the wiring for this
  12. C

    Hospital Emergency Power System

    Anyone have a one line diagram of a typical UK or EU hospital? How are the emergency branches divided per code? How many ATSs? What is typical?
  13. R

    Industrial Single phase power all thats avaiable for new workshop build

    Hello Everyone, new to the forum and looking for some advice on a new workshop, i'll explain. I am planning on building a metal / woodworking workshop (mainly aluminium and stainless steel) for boat work, refurbishment and boat building. I am a marine engineer to trade and i am planning on...
  14. TonyMitchell

    Temporary Power - Voltage stability affected by Photographer's Strobes

    Was at a small event recently providing generator power & distribution to the usual line-up of PA system, bar refrigeration, coffee stall, etc. plus a photographer's tent. The photographer had two budget Godox studio strobes. I place a multimeter at the distro on AC voltage min/max and check...
  15. J

    Increase power consumption on sunny days

    Hello- I have a recent solar panel installation at my home in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Specs: 9.6kWp, 24x 400W panels (Canadian Solar), 8.2kW inverter (Fronius 8.2-1). I have installed a Schneider Electric IEM3255 smart meter which measures power in/out of my house along with the built-in...
  16. D

    (Help!) cant power AC fan

    I've recently bought an ac fan and I cant figure out how I should power it, Ive tried to power it through a phone charger, nownIm lost, sorry if I sound dumb, I dont know anything about electricity
  17. C

    Domestic Wattage from a Power Extension

    Hello, I've damaged 2 power supplies for my computer, these were both new. It may just be a coincidence or I may have a faulty power extension which is an old 2 meter, 13 amp, 6 way, with surge protection (although the led indicator for this has dimmed over the years and is not visible when...
  18. L

    Extra power points

    Hi there new here I have been fitting a new kitchen and I want to extend the power supply in kitchen we only have one double socket on one wall and one on another. So I am wanting to ad a single socket below work top for washer with an fcu above work top to isolate. And the same for gas oven so...
  19. C

    Power track in offices

    Giving a hand to some sparks on a real nice job..but.. Anyone fitted the power track system,bus bar & the plug off’s to sockets. It states they are 3 metre lengths,if over then these leads need to be fused. It’s a 63 amp system,with a 40 amp Rcd,also plug in 1.5mm flex,can’t get my head around...
  20. F

    Schneider power logic 5100

    Hi I’ve been asked to retro fit one of these units, it’s not something I’ve done much of and the only one I’ve done is a Eaton which came as a kit whereas this would be fitting it into an existing board. Is it possible to retro fit or does it need to be fitted as a kit? The eaton one was...
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