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  1. Dogmatic1983

    Protection in Multi Meters

    I would like to get some information on what protection is on a multi meter when accidentally testing a live circuit while the meter is on the ohms range? I seem to be getting different sides to the argument. One side says that there is no protection against this other than a audible warning...
  2. SJD

    Surge protection devices for PME supplies?

    I've been installing Type 2 SPDs in consumer units for several years now, and they always come as a pair, connected across L & E, and across N & E. Typically they plug into a holder, sometimes as two separate SPDs (e.g. Hager, with separate E connections), more often now as one combined SPD...
  3. B

    UK 3 phase rcd protection

    Hi everyone, I have been asked to pull in some new 3 phase supplies for 7 new welders which do not require a neutral connection. The client has specifically asked for them to be plug and play and rcd protected, which is fine as they are under 32amps. I will be running in 5 core swa's for...
  4. P

    Can I add PIV to lighting circuit with no RCD protection?

    As I've mainly done site work and moved into domestic recently, I'm a bit rusty on stuff like this, but if I'm adding a loft PIV unit to an existing lighting circuit via an unswitched fused spur, if the lighting circuit has no RCD protection am I allowed to install it? Same question for if...
  5. BodgeJob

    Does a main protective bonding conductor require UV protection when run outside?

    Hi there, Just a quick question. Does a main protective bonding conductor require UV protection when run outside? I am under the impression that this is not a requirement as such, but if possible, it should be considered. Especially if installing a smaller sized conductor. I am running a main...
  6. samn420

    RCDs for fault protection in adibatic equasion

    Hi all Was looking in to the adibatic equasion as our company will not let us add on to a Ring circuit with 1mm cpc.. I want to give some evidence as to why it may not be an issue. My question is; If the circuit is protected by an rcd can I replace fault current in the adibatic equasion with...
  7. A

    What are the regulations for PV consumer unit protection?

    I had a PV system installed by a local reputable manufacturer last autumn; since then, I've received conflicting advice regarding the consumer unit protection required. I'm hoping someone may be able to clarify the protection required by the regulations in place last October. I have a Solis S6...
  8. M

    emt 'supplementary corrosion protection"

    What are some acceptable corrosion protection paints that can be used to protect a foot or two of emt that will be embedded in concrete below grade. I have pvc tape to use but thought I would also paint it first.
  9. Poolworx

    DC motor overload protection

    Hi all I just picked up an older 36 volt golf cart The speed controller is a curtis 36volt 350 amp I was wondering is there a way of protecting the controller if the motor went bad Thanks in advance
  10. R

    Do SPDs need RCD protection ?

    Hi there , Currently doing a college project where i need to select protective devices for the contract. I'm now at the point of selecting SPDs and had a couple questions. I have chosen MCG RCBOs for my circuit breakers in this project for all my boards apart from the board supplying...
  11. W

    Do Distribution circuits require RCD protection?

    I'm doing a college design project and need to choose a suitable range of circuit protective devices for the whole contact. I've chosen and already done all the protective devices for all my final circuits but was curious if the distribution circuits need RCD protection aswell. The project...
  12. G

    UK RCD sockets regulation

    Can anyone tell me the latest regulation for RCD protection on socket outlets, I believe it's required for sockets up to 32A but I'm told it applies to all socket outlets, we have to install a 63A 5 pin socket located outside. Thanks in advance
  13. G

    Car battery protection w/rare car use

    Hi, I rarely (once a week or once in two weeks) use my vehicle and the car battery goes low, not enough to start. If I connect a 1Amp 12Volt charger to the battery just to provide power to whatever is slowly draining the battery, will it help? will it damage the battery? will it cause any...
  14. J

    Rccb protection of lighting circuits

    My 1990 property does not have the lighting circuits protected by the Distribution Board RCCB.Only the power circuits are protected.If I get a trip from the RCCB the lights stay on. Do I need to upgrade my system to include RCCB for lighting?
  15. B

    PV and not and RCD protection.

    Had a customer ask for RCD to be changed to Type A as he has had a company install a PV unit which they have left with the spur switched off as new regulations state that PV units must have a type A RCD 🤔. Has anybody else had this situation??
  16. P

    Surge protection for Solar panels...

    Hi, I have recently had 18 solar panels (390W) fitted to my roof. The system is a GivEnergy. A Gen 1 Hybrid 5kW inverter (Gen2 version could not be sourced!) and a 9.5kWh battery. It all works well (although not much use with just winter sunshine). My question is: I'm sure I have read that to...
  17. I

    Adding RCD protection to obsolete MCBs

    Best way to add RCD protection to specific circuits in an old Siemens DB which I’m told is now obsolete. Install an additional enclosure adjacent to the DB to hold new RCBOs and feed these from the obsolete MCBs? Any other ideas?
  18. S

    SWA protection to car charger query

    Qualified electrician has installed Zappi car charger outside house. Grid incoming goes to DNO cutout then to SPD then to meter then to henley block then to RCCB then to SWA cable out wall and to charger mounted on outside wall (about 4m length SWA). I just learnt that RCCB gives no overcurrent...
  19. D

    Surge Protection Advice

    Let me say from the off that although I'm electrically competent I'll be getting a professional in to do the work. I just like to know the answers before I ask professionals questions! So I have a 100A single phase domestic supply feeding the house CUs as well as a CU for an EV charger. One of...
  20. B

    RCD protection in industrial setting circuits

    Hi All Hope someone can help In industrial setting are all circuits required to be RCD protected ? Or is it just socket circuits ? Thanks in advance
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