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  1. Automation ATO

    I don't quite understand the brushless motor parameters

    ITEM Qunt SERVO MOTOR 3 PHASE BRUSHLESS 2 IFT 6034-4AK 71 – 3AA1 EN 60034,NO YF P 921 6207 01 003 H CE Mo 1.65/2.0NM IO= 2.15/2.6A 60/100K MN= 1.4NM ŋN = 6000/MINT UIN-300 VY IM B5 IP-65 TH...
  2. rolyberkin

    Something not quite right!?

    I think someone forgot to connect this in 1989? Found it poked down the hockey stick!
  3. P

    Work quiet at the moment?

    The past month or two so has been noticeably quieter than its been for years. I have enough work to keep me going for a while and I'm chilled about it even if the work stops because I have lots of jobs to catch up with in my own house, and enough in my piggy bank to keep my going. Could it be...
  4. the pict

    Not quite electrical but

    Torx bits is there different types My Doblo van has a sump plug which would appear to be a torx splined affair but none of mine fit, its T set I have is there some other range of Torx sizes I don't know about
  5. M

    How does a no neutral electronic switch gets the power to operate and to light the switch's led?

    Hello, everyone, I want to understand how the NO NEUTRAL electronic timer switches and the NO NEUTRAL PIR motion sensor switches works. I would apreciate if someone can make this clear to me. Thank you.
  6. C


    Hello guys I have a new house installation job coming up in which Lutron series 4 has been specified. If anyone has any experience with this system is it really as plug and play as the manufacturer says? Looks like quite an interesting Job, I am quite familiar with commercial systems like...
  7. S


    Hi Guys, 46 yrs old x joiner/IT looking to change jobs and move into Electrical work. Considering private training course for City & Guilds 2365 Course Level 2 & 3 Diploma Done quite a lot of wiring in the past amongst other things. Like most sadly I cant afford 3yrs collage and wondering if I...
  8. O

    Business Skill Swap - SEO/Website for Electrical Help

    Hi, im just getting into this electrical game and have realised quite quickly that I will need some experience to go forward. I am wondering if anyone wants to help me out with some weekend jobs in Hastings in return for me building you a website and optimising it for google for your location...
  9. sparksburnout


    Now chaps, could we all refrain from 5WW/DI type comments please, they have been put to death, oops sorry done to death my mistake. However, it's a fact of life for us guys that do a bit of house bashing, that we need to be a member of a scam. Scheme I've done it again. I have been sent quite a...
  10. happyhippydad

    How many spurs can you get off one socket on a ring?????

    A friend asked me to have a quick look at the electrics as she wasn't sure if the plasterer was doing it quite right! On investigation I found the socket (on a ring) was already supplying one spur which fed 2 sockets (JB underfloorboards). The plasterer had already added another spur and then...
  11. L

    Domestic Backup generator

    Customer has already acquired a 'Loncin 80000-F' 6kW generator which has 115V and 230V sockets, to be used to run a few lights and central heating in power cuts. They are T-T. Genny also has a circuit breaker of sorts. I'm suspecting it is not suitable as it will have a floating earth, chassis...
  12. Tidy Max

    Metrel Eurolink Pro Software - Anyone have any idea how to use it?

    Alreet Chaps. As always everything has happened at once, my NICEIC inspection date has finally come through after being messed around for months and then my MFT has blown up. My spare MFT has no calibration cert so i have bitten the bullet and been and purchased a new MFT.. A Metrel MI 3125...
  13. D

    best place to do my 2365 in or around hertford

    hi all i have been working as an electricians mate for approx 6 months now, i am now able to do rewires, 2nd fixing and fuse boards now. i am looking to further my self by getting the level 2 and 3 2365 qualifications. ideally id like to do weekend course but will consider nights if it becomes...
  14. E

    WANTED - small (2-3kw) system

    Any suggestions for where I can purchase a 2-3kw system? in kit form,and what price I should be paying? I already have 4 kw system fitted on my roof to utilise the feed in tarriff but they face SSW and I have enough space to fit approx 10 panels facing ESE. We use quite a lot of electricity and...
  15. D

    MCG Breakers

    I have a large amount of MCG single and Triple Pole MCB's i have sold quite a few and have had no complaints about the quality. Is anybody on here interested in buying any or does anybody know anywhere i could get in touch with to try and get rid of some. The only problem with them is that...
  16. S

    Jib photo countersign

    Alrite lads, does anyone know if my supervisor can countersign my photo for my jib gold card? Cheers
  17. uksparks

    This morning's bit of handy work

    Hi, Just thought id share my work with you, I did this board change this morning, I was contemplating extending the circuits, but managed to get it all to fit quite well, quite neat considering. Had to put new bonding in and tails and main earth which was a pain dragging it down through the...
  18. B


    Little scenario for you all. I've been doing an eicr today and come across a double socket wired as a radial on a 2.5mm t-e, which is protected by a 32 amp rcbo. Technically this cannot overload as the cable can withstand 27 amp ref method c. Unless mr DIY comes along and starts adding new...
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