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  1. A

    Replacing Ceiling Rose with Remote Controlled Fan

    Hi, Could you please offer a bit of advice regarding the following: We currently have a ceiling rose which is connected to a wall switch and Pull switch i.e. 2 way switching in the old colours. I understand how everything is connected, but, we are replacing the ceiling rose with a remote...
  2. H

    2013 Passat oem remote signal wire to reverse camera question?

    I have a 2013 Passat SEL Premium that had a digital OEM backup camera. Had to replace the head unit with aftermarket and tried a digital to analog converter for the oem camera and it didn’t work. Have 3 wires from the OEM camera. Solid power (red), reverse remote signal wire (blue) and ground...
  3. L

    TV Remote stopped working

    Hi, some days ago my TV remote (Toshiba) stopped working magically. If I'm looking through the camera of The Phone, I can see the IR sensor flashing constantly, WITHOUT pushing any Buttton. I soldered a different IR Led and condenser but it still constantly flashes. I don't know what I could do...
  4. freddo

    Honeywell Remote Servicing Suite

    Hi All. I have Honeywell Remote Servicing Suite V6, I can connect to the Galaxy Dimension 48 and panel I want to work with, but I can't do anything more as the panel has software V7.03 and the RSS software only supports up to V6.99 :( Is there an update for the software to allow it to work with...
  5. bigspark17

    Immersion tank remote temp probe

    Hi i would like some kind of standalone cylinder stat that can send the tank tempreture to a display, ideally wirelessly. Situation, immersion tank in attic space, immersion switch/boost in hallway. Mixer shower & bath in bathroom run off tank, customer never knows if water is hot enough For...
  6. M

    230V remote transmitter

    Hi guys, due to the recent events I am in DIY mode. I'm usually on mains power and some control wiring during my normal working days so this particular unit I'm looking for I can not find! Scenario:- 2 x sheds to be remote locked / unlocked I want a simple neon lit switched fused spur to...
  7. L

    Velux remote (battery controlled) issues

    Hi all. The short question... Can electric velux windows send a signal to a AA battery-controlled control pad that causes the control pad to quickly deplete the batteries? The details... I have three electric velux windows in my kitchen and two in my bathroom. All recently installed by the...
  8. happyhippydad

    Is there a PIR floodlight with remote control override?

    I am looking for a floodlight 20-50W with a PIR which has a remote control with it that can switch the floodlight on or off. Is there such a thing? Cheers all :)
  9. T

    Can a remote control ceiling fan operate have a wall installed light/ fan switch too?

    Can a remote controlled ceiling fan have a wall mounted light / fan switch installed to operate the ceiling fan too?
  10. L

    Energize a contactor/relay from multiple toggle (not momentary) switches?

    Is it possible to energize a contactor/relay from multiple toggle (not momentary) switches in a way similar to 3-way switches? If so, what components and setup would do that? The purpose is to control lighting from several sources and the reason for not using simple 3-way switches is that the...
  11. P

    wired switch to remote?

    hi all, i have a garage door wireless remote clipped on my motorbike. it's too large to attach anywhere near the handlebars so i'd like to add a small button on the handlebars that is wired in to said wireless unit to send that signal when pressed and in range of the receiver....does anyone know...
  12. MarkRibbands

    Domestic New 4mm T&E feed to existing remote 2.5mm ring. OK or not?

    I'm building a small rental annexe at my own house, which will be supplied by a new local sub-main, with local metering. This includes one existing bedroom which will become part of the annexe. This room has an existing ring final in 2.5mm, all in good condition. Rather than run two new 2.5s, a...
  13. K

    Remote mains switching/control options?

    Hello there, I have a property located in a very rural area that's only partly occupied, its also rented out for short periods. I live 2 hours drive from the property and the issue I have is that people keep leaving electrical items switched on which of course poses a huge fire risk. It can be...
  14. T

    Domestic Daikin EKHBRD016ACV1 remote loses time instantly

    Hi there. I have a Daikin EKHBRD016ACV1 heat pump at home. This year I noticed that as soon as the power goes out (we have a standby generator; so the power comes back in 1 minute), Daikin's remote starts flashing 0:00. I contacted its repairmen and they said this model does not have a battery...
  15. M

    Relocating a remote wireless thermostat to somewhere out of range of boiler?

    Hi All, hope you can help. I've inherited a fairly stupid CH setup from the people who "renovated" my house before I bought it, and need to do something about the CH. Its 3 floors - "basement" with bedroom, shower room & access to garden. 1st floor - main living area, kitchen, sitting room...
  16. B

    Remote Isolator On Locked Disboard/CU

    Afternoon All, Maybe an odd question. For the last 8 years I've been in this industry I have always fitted single and 3 phase disboard/CU's with locks and no remote isolator other than on a locked main panel. I'm on a new job where we are using a mix of Siemens 3 phase boards and Crabtree...
  17. multimick

    bonding thoughts with a sure stop remote tap fitted

    hi all terrace house lead water incomer with old stop cock which i assume is redundant as plumber has fitted a surestop stop tap the one which works by air pressure switch,,i put the main bond on incomer before sure stop (only about 2 foot of pipe) he swopped it to after the sure stop...
  18. H

    Ceiling fan and light with remote

    replacing the r7s lamp holder on a ceiling fan and light with remote. The connectors have two white wires in each side of the R7 bulb. There is two white wires coming down, but one seems to have a black sleeve. Should both the white wires from the lamp holder be connected to both wires coming...
  19. T

    Honeywell G4 Accenta Remote Keypad

    Hi all, just powered up a G4 Accenta and I'm having trouble with the remote keypad. The red and green indicator led's are lighting up,but thats it. Nothing on the lcd display,no backlighting and no response to putting default code (0123) in. This is a brand new system,straight out the box. I've...
  20. T

    Honeywell Accenta G4 Remote Keypad problem

    Hi all, just powered up a G4 Accenta and I'm having trouble with the remote keypad. The red and green indicator led's are lighting up,but thats it. Nothing on the lcd display,no backlighting and no response to putting default code (0123) in. This is a brand new system,straight out the box. I've...
  21. A

    Shunt trip in a domestic CU? Looking for a complaint way of remotely switching off power

    Hi. A thought of a domestic fire in my house terrifies me, so I installed a really sophisticated fire alarm in my house. This system optionally can even turn off the gas valve (it has a motorized arm which is installed on the main valve) and switch off electricity in case if the fire is detected...
  22. B

    5 Wires to go - Help required to remote fire up the boiler

    Hello all, I've found myself left with a small amount of wiring to do to complete an installation. It's a Heatmister UH8-RF unit being wired to a Drayton 2 way valve. The boiler engineer has done 95% of the wiring and has not gone sick long term. I'm left with only the remote 'fire the boiler...
  23. Andy78

    Isolator when inverter is remote from consumer unit

    I have never done PV but a customer has had a system installed and has a few issues with it, most of which are being sorted out. I have a question, should an isolator be positioned next to the CU when the inverter is in the loft ? I have never seen one without, and had advice from other...
  24. Jay89

    Virgin remote signal extender

    Hi all, I’m after the virgin equivalent of sky’s magic eye. I have a TV to be installed up on the wall of a clients kitchen, breakfast bar below and was hoping to site the virgin box in the cupboard below the worktop. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance
  25. TonyJohnson

    Remote colour changing light bulbs and neutral fault

    Adding a socket to a ring today, the socket fitted correctly, the ring with correct continuity and IR results OK but.... Plugging in the socket tester brought up a neutral fault?? The house has remote control lamps that change colour, can this electronic device effect the neutrals.. it seems to?
  26. N

    Light switch wiring for rf433 remote switch

    Hello all, My first post on this forums. I've installed couple of those remote control (rf433) light switches in my house but having trouble with the wiring in my bedroom. Most of the other switches had live and neutral but my room switch (1 way 1 gang) has a different wiring, picture...
  27. Gavin John Hyde

    Product recall of remote control plug adaptors

    Had an email pop up in my inbox announcing a product recall of some remote control plug adaptors. They were sold in B and Q until recently. Have attached the email in a pdf below. In all honesty I am surprised not to have more of these emails given the poor quality and cheap tat a lot of the diy...
  28. J

    PIR switch remote overriding

    Hey guys, On a job at the moment where the customer wants an LED flood on the end of a farm building, Seems straight forward but he has now decided he would like the light to be PIR operated, Manual override inside the building, AND a remote to switch the light on from his house about 10-15...
  29. S

    Remote control 2 way switching.

    I've seen a couple of kits for doing this advertised. Any recommendations or products to avoid?
  30. P

    Hoist control wiring help please!!

    Hello all, I'm hoping some clever person can please help me... I have an electric hoist set up and I would like to have another one to lift at the other end. I don't really want to operate 2 remotes so I want to wire them both into a terminal block and then into 1 remote.... That sounded simple...
  31. Bob Geldoff1234

    Remote controlled light switch

    Could anyone recommend a remote controlled light switch? It must be able to dim and switch up to 320 watts,preferably not be too deep at the back and not cost a fortune.Also there is no neutral at the switch so it would have to be a live in and live out one. The ones i have looked at on Ebay...
  32. rolyberkin

    Screwfix or TLC LED PIR

    Hi All Not bought an LED floodlight for a while, looking for a mid priced recommendation has anyone any recent experiences fitting either the Screwfix LAP or Luceco brands or the LEDlite from TLC? Thanks.
  33. S

    Portable tool station electrics, Saftey advice help

    Hi all, I am building a portable workstation to hold 4 power tools IE: Router, Saw, Disc sander (Drill powered), Small Drill Press. The idea I would ideally like is for each unit to only be powered at any on time without the others being able to switch on until the one in use is switched...
  34. J

    cctv novice

    Want to be able to add cctv installation to what I can offer on rewires etc. never done anything cctv related or read much about it before now If I was to buy this kit: 4 Camera IP Eclipse CCTV Kit With 1080p IP Anti Vandal 2.8-12mm Varifocal Dome Cameras in Graphite -...
  35. Y

    Timer module Run on fan timer

    We have a number of inline fans which we would like to repurpose for bathroom ventilation. We are looking to find switch/permanent live timer run on timer modules to facilitate these fans being used to vent bathrooms. In particular, we are hoping to source modules capable of being set in excess...
  36. R

    Remote control ceiling fan stopped working

    Hello, I have a remote control ceiling light fan which has stopped working via the remote control. The light still comes on and off when using the main wall switch but that is it. The remote used to control the light and the fan movement but now nothing. I did the obvious and replace the...
  37. Hellmooth

    Remote controlled lighting

    Customer is looking to control some lighting from a remote/button, has anyone fitted anything similar, it's only for 1 circuit. I've installed universal receivers that can control garage doors and gates, I have used these to switch a contactor to control outside lights, was hoping for something...
  38. uksparks

    Pulling contactor on with a remote control light switch

    Hi, Can you see any potential problems pulling a contractor on with a remote control light switch? basically got a summerhouse that the customer wants to easily be able to isolate in a fancy way such as this and I said I do t see why not. its a load of say up to 32A through a contractor etc...
  39. G

    Strange fluke 1653b question

    Hi all, Firstly hello and thanks for making this site so helpful, I'm trying to make a career change to be a domestic electrician and this site as been brilliant, so thanks. Now for my question, I have recently purchased a fluke 1653b off eBay and I got it calibrated straight away for...
  40. M

    Mi-led controllers

    Hi I am struggling with a 4 zone mi-light controls setup. I have email them but they are useless. Has anyone managed to get one of there colour led wifi controllers working. If no I am will to cut my losses and get another setup. Can anyone recommend a good make Thanks
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