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  1. B

    Multi Use Portable Solar Solution

    Hi All, Sorry to jump straight in with a question but not sure where to start. I’m basically looking for a portable solar option around 100W to cover all bases: Increase my boat’s solar capacity (it came with a 100W panel wired in but I’ve since upped my battery draw). Use on the car to keep...
  2. S

    Complicated multi solution for a skinflint

    hello all, I need a heating solution for a small unheated toilet. Ideally a wall fan heater that is multi controlled so not on unless occupied and temperature is cold enough. was thinking a thermostatically controlled wall fan heater (so regulated to operate below a reasonable temp only) AND a...
  3. P


    Dear Friends, I hope i will find some solution with you. I have installed a system with Goodwe inverter GW10k-ET, hybrid it has 9.3 kwp modules and 6.4 High voltage BYD battery box. This is the situation: We turn on the whole system, everything works perfectly, now we want to simulate a...
  4. S

    Lighting relays overheating. Solution?

    Evening all, Been to a customers unit recently due to some high level lighting that had stopped working. The cause was a relay that had overheated causing the neutral pole to fail open (they are 2 pole relays). When opening the panel I noticed the relays had signs of thermal damage. Some...
  5. C

    Power to tail light problem

    One of my tail lights remains on permanently. When l switch it on it turns off. The other tail light works as it should. Can someone please help?
  6. bigspark17

    Retrofit solution to solar powering an old large lampost

    Could anyone recommend a set up i could use to power an old lampost using pv panel, charge controller, battery and BC led. The system would require some sort of dusk till dawn sensor or timer. The lampost is in a very unaccessible location and cabling it underground is out of the question. Could...
  7. S

    Solution to high cost AFDDs?

    Hi Folks Screwfix have Wylex combined AFDD/RCBOs for over £200 each. For a simple hypothetical installation with 2 lighting and two ring final sockets circuits, that's over £800 for devices alone. So, if one were to install two consumer unit enclosures, one with main switch and two 40A...
  8. N

    lights come on when door opens solution?

    One of my clients has decided he wants this kind of set up, one for a cupboard and one for the garage. Ive tried steering him towards PIR but he not to keen on them. Does anybody know of a sleek solution to this problem? Ive searched on the internets but all of the switches ive found for this...
  9. SteUK

    Washing machine and dishwasher on same double socket - solution?

    Hi, Currently having to plug swap when wanting to use the either appliance (for safety as they both draw appox 10amp each). Looking for advice on what to ask a sparky to fit. Can I ask for a single socket to be spurred off the current double socket, and plug one of the appliances into that...
  10. T

    Single Pole Double Throw Switch - the right solution?

    I'm looking to install lighting in my garden, part of the requirement is that the circuit is hooked up to a photocell so that by default they will illuminate at night. As our bedroom window may suffer glare there will be occasions when I want to manually override the photosell and turn the...
  11. H

    An ingenious solution.... please.

    I'm replacing the lights in my office as a trial for LED replacements. Current lights are surface mount twin 6-foot florescents. The lights I'm trialling are these...
  12. A

    Lighting connection solution

    Hello everyone I am a DIYer and I'm hoping this question will be a really simple answer for an experience electrician. But as 'you don't know what you don't know' here goes. I am wanting to put a chandelier up in a room. I have installed a separate weight bearing ring bolt to a joist to take...
  13. marconi


    My wife has been complaining about the hot weather so I put together this 'evaporative air cooler' for her using a plastic storage box. Along the broad front side is a kitchen extractor fan and along the broad back side is a grid of 50 x 6mm holes. The 3 plastic containers contain ice bought...
  14. Soulsurfer

    Stair lighting solution ?

    Hey all, been to a new client today who would like to have lighting such as small led's installed in stairwell between stairs themselves which could be a hassle due to access ! stairs are accessible only up to around 5 stair via cupboard underneath then they turn 90 degrees and up to the...
  15. M

    Domestic Security cameras

    Hey does anyone know of any god security cameras that operate of batteries? i need it putting up ASAP and dont have a power source in at the minute. Any other information regarding recording, HD, etc etc is welcome. thanks guys!
  16. chudson

    Wireless switching solution

    I have a problem that needs solving - there should be a product for it on the market but I can't find it! Problem: 2 lights are run from an interior switch, my client would like the gate relay to turn these lights on also as well as having the switch override on - not off. Would be simple with...
  17. J

    Oven microwave heating tray combo question

    Looking for some advice from the experts out there Im currently rewiring a new kitchen and I have wired a 10mm T&E to the position of the new oven microwave combo but it will be integrated into cupboard leaving me no wall space for the cooker switch So basicially has anyone came across this...
  18. K

    Commercial building

    Hi, I am currently in the process of designing lighting installation for a church hall, and am trying to come up with an economical and practical solution to fulfil these requirements Client wants dimmerable energy efficient solution, with surface mounted / track lighting. Current lighting...
  19. Z

    LED spotlight glowing dimly with power off

    I wondered if I could ask for some advice - I have a ceiling lamp fitting comprising 4 gu10 type 35w halogen spotlights. Some time ago I swopped the bulbs for LED versions which worked fine, but I decided to put the originals back for the darker mornings. When I took the led bulbs out, I...
  20. W

    Solar Edge - break thru or what?

    Hi all, I've come across a competitive quote that includes Solar Edge products - Solar Inverters, Power Optimizers and PV Monitoring | SolarEdge and it all seems very good. Serious improvements and features are claimed, overcoming many 'inherent problems' caused by adjacent roofs not pointing...
  21. S

    Solar slates: not much PV I can put on a roof!

    Dear all, I've been quoting several jobs on Solarcentury soalr slates, but I have a problem...with this product I need to leave quite a lot of space around the PV, and in some cases I just really wish I could find an alternative solution...any hints? Do you know of any other solar slates which...
  22. A

    Service Fuse Removal: Latest News from ESC

    (What else would I do with my Sunday afternoon.... :rolleyes:) Most of you will already have read this in this month's Switched On mag from the Electricity Safety Council, but for those who haven't, this is how the discussions between suppliers' and contractors' representatives are going...
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