1. A

    New Single Module AFDD from Wylex is Launched

    Just saw this I know loads of people say they do not work etc etc but it is good to see a single module. I think i am going to get one and try it out
  2. J

    Single Phase or 3 Phase

    I´m about to renovate a market stand into a snack bar and need to know if I´ll need Single-phase or 3 phase power supply. The stand is very small 11m2 and will have an electric 4 hob, extractor fan, a couple of small fridges, 1 small freezer, coffee machine, microwave and toaster plus lights...
  3. M

    Single phase induction motor schematic

    Hello, I've found an old motor originally designed for operating jealousies. Could you help me read and better understand the following schematic? As far as I understand, it is a single phase induction motor, there is 47 uF capacitor connected to it in order to start. There are 3 contacts...
  4. L

    UK Converting single pendant to downlights

    Hi guys, Wanting to replace single pendant for 5 downlights in dining room, there's no loop in/out at the switch or pendant so I'm guessing there a junction box somewhere for all the lighting on ground floor, i was thinking of taking pendant and using it as the first DL using robus quick fit...
  5. P

    Need Advice on Single LED Purchase

    Hello, absolute noob in LEDs and plugs/connectors. I need to buy a single, small LED that connects to the connector shown in the picture below. A 3.3V battery powers that plug. I'm looking for the brightest LED available that can be connected to this connector, or maybe two small LEDs if they...
  6. pirate

    Double single malt

    Tel, what is a double single malt? Is it a single malt x 2, or a double malt? I can't post this in the thread you mentioned it on...something to do with sockets not working. Please help! (Confused of Glasgow)
  7. S

    Two Meters- How do i change to Single Meter?

    HELP!!!! I have a dual occupancy house that is unoccupied for most of the year- holiday rented for about 12-15 weeks a year - so my electricity use is zero most of the time- most of my rather huge bills is produced not by consumption but by 2 sets of daily supply charges all year. Given I pay...
  8. T

    Schneider 63a single phase switch fuse

    Has anyone used a Scheider 63a single phase switch fuse before? Im just wondering whether they need crimped connections or whether its a terminal?
  9. M

    Domestic Changing single light in hall to 4 downlighters

    A friend is currently having the hallway light changed to 4 downlighters and then having the ceiling plastered. (1) First question does this need to be done by a qualified electrician and does it need a Part P certificate? It is not possible to install from the floor above so the builder has...
  10. Dmouck

    Three way wiring to single pole switch

    I tried to put in a smart switch, which should be simple enough but when I took the plate off I was surprised at what I saw. There are two lights controlled by the switch, but still single pole switch. The feed wire is three way with one hot going to one light and the other hot going to the...
  11. J

    230/240vac 10.5a rated heat plate into Single Ph 32a commando socket

    Hi all, ist post: I have a portable appliance which is a temperature controlled heat plate, the input requirements are single phase 230/240vac 10.5a, the unit is designed and built in the US and is factory adapted for the UK market. The supplied flex that comes with the unit is 3.3 mm sq 3 core...
  12. R

    Single core and earth lighting fault

    Could the better and wiser assist with an odd one...? I've just finished a big CU swap on a 1950's house that uses single core & earth lighting circuits. All but one of these are fine, but the faulty one is pretty funky; There are 3 accessories on this circuit in 3 separate rooms. The first...
  13. robertl

    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. J

    9kW 3ph Immersion Type Heater run in Single Phase

    Hi, I received a 9kW 3ph heater from a friend from india, i was hoping to use this in steam production for a distillation project i am working at. I rewired it and made the 3 heating element in parallel connection. Now my problem is the 6 gauge wires i am using are always heating up, also some...
  15. D

    Two post carlift single to three phase

    Has anyone had any history of powering a three phase motor from a single phase supply? Is there a preferred/best way of doing this? i.e.single phase to three phase inverter/VVFD, convertor or using capacitors etc. Not my usual avenue, but I have had the question put to me, so I am trying to get...
  16. S

    Sleeving 3 phase cable to single phase cable

    Could someone help me understand what is cable sleeving? Can we sleeve a 3 phase cable to single phase cable? Is this as per any regs? BS 7671? Could you send me some pictures of the same if you have..
  17. P

    Single ph to 3 ph Ramp conversion.

    I am about to link an inverter to a ramp I bought from a 240/230v supply. In the control box which was wired for 415v , the transformer within has 400v 24v on a label can this be operated at a lower voltage to produce the same 24v system. I will post a pic if I can.
  18. B

    All three neutral wires needed for a smart single gang light switch?

    Hi all, I'm wiring one of those smart switches which is a single gang and I have three live wires (x2 com) (x1 L1) and three neutral wires that are currently in a block. The original switch just use live (com and L1). I've wired up the new switch with the live wires but I am trying to attach...
  19. C

    Thermal overload 3 phase to single phase pump

    Boiler panel controlling a 3 phase grundfos pump. Pump was tripping thermal overload... Pump replaced for a single phase grundfos by engineer etc... I was asked to convert the control circuit to single phase which I did. But still tripping on the thermal overload. Set it slightly higher for...
  20. B

    Domestic Wiring in of a Bosch single oven rate at 2,990w

    Good afternoon all I am a new to this forum and just wanted to say Hi. I am not a electrician but a retired builder of some 6 years and still doing the odd job for friends and family . I require some help with an issue I've come across in my daughters kitchen. I'm replacing her double oven...
  21. C

    3 phase supply to single phases only 2 phases used

    I went to some holiday cottages today, the main supply in was 3 phase however only 2 of the phases were used. The L1, L2 and Neutral cables were wired into a three phase meter, then coming out was L1 and Neutral, L2 and Neutral to create two single phase supplies which were divided off using...
  22. S

    Domestic How to connect a single zone manifold into a multi-manifold system

    Hi Guys, I have a multi-manifold underfloor heating system. The multi-zone manifolds all operate nicely turning things on and off as appropriate according to the main timer and the zone thermostats. The single zone doesn't listen to the thermostat and only obeys the central timer (ie on or...
  23. S

    Domestic Single Phase Motor Reversing Direction

    Good evening you sparky lot I'm after some wiring advice on an old single phase motor for use on a lathe. Please see the attached pics. The tails have been removed for clarity. Live was connected to terminal B, neutral to AZ. Is it possible to reverse the direction of this type of motor...
  24. J

    Need some advice ! can I spur off a kitchen single socket that is coming off a fuse spur ?

    A friend has added a socket off the back of a single socket that is coming off a fuse spur in the kitchen will this be ok ? Thanks for the help
  25. Colin McLachlan

    Domestic New single light circuit tripping RCCB on socket circuit.

    I'm not an electrician, but have been successfully doing DIY electrical work for 50 years, including complete house rewiring before the days of RCCBs. I've just moved to a house built in 2000, and one cupboard (ironically the one with the consumer unit in it) does not have a light. I installed...
  26. S

    Advice on Wiring 2 Single Ovens

    Hi guys, I'm about to fit a new kitchen and I have ordered two single ovens which are Bosch. They are rated at 2.99KW. They are both going in a standard oven housing unit, one above the other. They need to be hard wired, the cable comes with the oven/s. Both are rated 13A. At present the...
  27. SJD

    Single to three phase converter

    One of my customers has a single phase to three phase converter, to power a 3-phase pump. The converter is a rotary type, quite noisy, and recently has been prone to breaking down (three times so far this year). So they are looking for a static or "digital" converter replacement, 230V to 400V...
  28. M

    Electric roller shutters - 2 new switches don’t work the single shutters from 2 switches.

    In my house in Spain, I have just replaced 2 switches that controlled a single motorised shutter (the pair of switches in photos - NB, shutters are the middle of the cluster, other 2 being, 2-pin socket and a light switch) on a bed headboard that controlled a motorised window shutter. The...
  29. A

    Noob Question on 63amp single phase plug

    Hi All, I'm not an electrican, i work in the events industry and we have quite a bit of plug and play distribution. I have just recieved a 63amp single phase (blue C form) plug on the end of a cable and was surprised to see it had the usual three pins but now a forth smaller pin shortert han...
  30. D

    Trainee Single Pole Fused Spur From Ring Main

    I have two cables for wall lamps (1mm T+E) going to one of the socket in the back of the TV. These lamps will be controlled with smart bulbs with a little remote control or/and an app on the phone, no need of wall switch. I'm considering to use the 47mm double metal box to host a modular single...
  31. Dray

    single to 3 phase inverter

    Hi all. I need some direction to supplying power to an electric boiler that requires 3 phase. boiler output is 36kw. I have had a bit of a search on tinterweb and only motor supplies seem to be coming up. I'm assuming that the boiler has Three heaters and each needs it's own phase. If any of you...
  32. N

    New single floor office advice please

    Customer will be hiring a qualified sparks, but can anyone give me guidance as to how a single floor open plan office should be wired in terms of circuits? There will be 3 islands of 8 desks and 3 of 3 desks, each desk served by an under-desk 4/5-way with a Weiland-to-13a lead. 13a sockets will...
  33. D

    Domestic Single to double plug socket

    Hi, am i able to swop this single flush socket to a double flush socket without needing a converter? Thanks
  34. S

    Is this twisted cloth flex double or single insulated?

    Hi Folks Just bought some of this Bronze Twisted Fabric Flex - Braided Cloth Cable Lighting Wire - for a job...
  35. F

    Fixing a TWO Hub HIVE system (in a single house)

    Over the course of getting the full house replumbed, a combination of our sparky and plumber have fitted a hive installation. The installation consists of two hubs, one which controls hot water and downstairs heating, the second controls the upstairs heating (over two floors). Each hub has its...
  36. G

    Help single phase motor problems

    Hello I am hoping someone can help me please. I am having problems with a motor on my home made 2 x 72" belt grinder This is the motor I have it wired via a DOL motor starter. Recently it stopped running under load, once I removed the grinding belt the motor would stutter and my main drive...
  37. S

    For Sale Single Phase & (some) Three Phase Boards & Devices

    Afternoon all, I've had another clear out. I thought I'd offer it up to you guys before I whack it on eBay. I'm ideally looking for an offer on the lot, however i'm happy to take offers to suit what you need. Here's what's available: 1 x Single phase 11 way consumer unit 100 amp incomer -...
  38. the pict

    single phase 3 wire or?

    On page 46 of the BBB we have various diagrams of the options of supply the SSE are due out sometime within this millenium to provide 3 phase supply , at present there is what I can only assume is a split concentric supply cable connected to 2 cutouts the 3rd I thought was just unused and the...
  39. M

    Hive single channel connections

    I have an existing Siemens wireless thermostat and receiver. I wish to replace with a Hive without hopefully having to replace, add or alter any wiring. The receiver has a live, neutral and a switch wire, the common would appear to be linked from the live. I am thinking that this would be a...
  40. C

    RCD Tripped More Than Once In a Single Evening

    My RCD tripped more than once in a single evening. When I went into my kitchen to investigate my appliances I noticed that my washing machine was left on (in pause mode). Does anyone think the cause of the tripping could be the washing machine (especially when left turned on)?
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