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  1. Electrical2go

    OLEV Grant switching to SMART Charging

    All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government announced on 14 December 2018, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published in 2018. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely...
  2. Doomed

    Rolec smart card meters

    Is there any way to disable the low credit beeping the newer models have. Rolec told me they only do the beeping ones, but they will cause me loads of grief if I install them with the beeping enabled. They are to go into a marina environment and are in the rolec cases, have fitted 2 already and...
  3. R

    Testing Smart Homes

    Evening All, I have been asked to test a newly built smart home. This place has the works! Everything from the heating, lighting, alarms, music etc is controlled (by Loxone). I feel a bit overwhelmed about this and was wondering if anyone had any experience doing this? I believe the lights are...
  4. 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...
  5. M

    USA Smart Lightswitch in the UK

    Hi there, I'm renovating my house and want to include smart lightswitches to control all the lighting in the house. The main issue with doing this is that all the best smart light switches require a neutral wire in order to work. I'm planning on having the house rewired, so can get this sorted...
  6. E

    Creative Ideas.. Smart Stuff

    I'm scratching my head for a way to get a timer bathroom extractor to work in the normal way but with a LightwaveRF Gen 2 switch. Clearly it would be impossible to wire to the switch in the normal way due to how LWRF works. I'm convinced it wouldn't work 'electrically' and my only idea is to...
  7. C

    What Smart Thermostat for a 2 Wire Connection? Currently Honneywell

    Hi all, new to the forum. I currently have a Honneywell c901 thermostat set up to control my combi boiler. I've been looking to buy a smart thermostat to replace the honneywell but when I removed the panel, I see it only has two wires, I hear there are usually 4 wires or more. Any advice...
  8. G

    Domestic Smart light switch showing voltage when off

    Hi - went to a client tonight to wire a two way lightwave smart master and slave switch. When connected as stated on instructions the light was permanently on and when the switch was actually pressed on the bulb flickered. When I checked voltage across the live and switch live terminals it...
  9. A

    Trying to make dumb lighting... Smart

    Hi, New to the forum and looking for some help please. I have a new build with a 3 gang light switch which is wired to 2 rings of down lighters and a LED strip in the kitchen. I am trying to make these three sets of lights smart. I have already installed Hue around the rest of the house The...
  10. bigspark17

    British gas smart meter no power

    I have a customer with a bg smart meter. The meter has £16 credit but no power coming out of meter to consumer unit. Anyone had issues like this? Trying to get to speak to a bg advisor is a nightmare. Help please :)
  11. C

    Smart lighting,plug & play ?

    we are installing smart lighting,should be plug & play,but we are flexing & klick roses,is it down to costs or are we just thick
  12. W

    Getting rid of economy 7 tariff and Smart Meter

    Buying a house that has a mechanical meter with rotating dials that then branches into two modernish digital meters (not Smart), one for economy 7 and the other for the rest of the electrics. I only want a single tariff so if I have a Smart Meter fitted for free I assume they will take all three...
  13. E

    Smart tech question - electrical and home-planning

    HI Folk, I'm looking to spark discussion and gather views on fitting wi-fi based smart technology (smart switches, lights etc) into new-builds or to retro-fit. I'm interested because I can see a whole load of consumer stuff being sold, but right now it doesn't look useful, it looks...
  14. C

    Smart switch need nuetral wire

    Hi, trying to install a nuetral wire for a smart switch , I’ve drawn a diagram please see photos , could any one confirm If this would be safe, basically , want to pull a nuetral from the light fitting down to the switch , cut the wire behind the ceiling rose containing live nuetral and earth...
  15. BeeJay2

    Domestic Smart metre LED's query.

    Hello all, My present duel fuel supplier, Bulb, doesn't use the smart meters installed by my previous supplier, British Gas. The 3 LED's on a separate unit linked to the electric meter are, top, (WAN) Green, on permanently, middle, (HAN) Red continuous flashing & bottom, (PWR) Green which I...
  16. Nelder

    Hard Wired Smart Intruder Alarms

    Hello. Can anyone recommend and fully wired, online / smart intruder alarm system please. Preferably one that can be expanded to include CCTV with DVR. The below would be ideal except for its wireless. Yale Smart home Alarm & 1080p Wired CCTV Kit Bundle | DIY at B&Q -...
  17. A

    Smart lighting 3 core to switch

    In the coming weeks I will be re-wiring my home. For the lighting circuits i will be using 1.5mm cable. ideally I would like to run the feeds to and from each light switch so that there is a neutral at the switch for smart lighting. However to avoid more damage/decoration I will be using the...
  18. C

    Neutral required for smart wall switch

    I would like to install a smart switch in my bedroom, there is currently a 2 gang switch for the spotlights. I am happy to change it into a 1 gang and use the other cable for neutral. If that is possible. There is access to the wiring in the loft. Cost?
  19. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting video for smart meter fitting

    Came across this video online, its one of the training videos they give to smart meter fitters at the training shed. not sure about the way they go about polarity testing, testing a couple sockets can give a mixed outcome, 2 sockets doesn't mean the rest is okay. what about other circuits?
  20. breiko

    Smart meter installation

    Hello guys! I've got a visit from a SSE engineer today to install a smart meter. Long story short he left because he did not have access to the external switch room (I live in a council block) and therefore could not complete the installation. He also said that he would have to remove the...
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