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    Overtightening Meter Terminals

    Hello guys and girls I was wondering if you have any advice to give to a meter installer. I’m often worried about over-tightening terminals inside the meter. How easy is it to break the strands on 16mm copper or 25mm? I tighten the terminal until I can’t tighten them anymore. But I’d this right...
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    SAK din rail terminals

    Hi just wondering if anyone would know this, regarding sak din rail terminals when are separation plates really required obviously at the end of the sak so no exposed terminals but are needed between different type terminals such as live and neutrals or is this just a preference ? Thanks in advance
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    Replacing a motion sensor light switch with five terminals??

    Hi, hoping someone can help with this. I have a bathroom light switch that's a ceiling mounted motion sensor. It's malfunctioning so I bought a replacement, but I've hit a snag. The existing switch has five terminals, all of which have wires going into them (see photo): green&yellow, grey...
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    New cooker dp switch, existing wires won't reach terminals..

    Evening all, Not a qualified spark so I thought it better to ask than make assumptions. Swapping all switches/sockets in our house to screwless ones, all going fine until I went to swap the cooker isolator switch. The old one has feed top, load bottom. The new one has load top, feed bottom. As...
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    Functional earth fly leads and rcbos

    Whats peoples approach when dealing with the earth fly leads on RCBOs? Got a board to fit next week and the bits arrived today. So been busy getting rid of packaging and putting bits together ready and checking its all arrived. Hager say you can trim the fly lead and nuetrals down if needed as...
  6. NDG Elecs

    Schneider GET phone point terminals

    Hi folks, I have a Schneider GET ultimate flat plate phone point to install tomorrow. I had a quick look at the face plate today when I picked it up and am befuddled. The terminals are not screw type nor insulation displacement type either. They look to be some kind of push fit akin to Wagos...
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    Wiring bellbox to Galaxy 2-20 Alarm Panel - Unsure about terminals

    Hello all, Today I tried to move the location of my parents ADT bellbox but made an amateurish mistake. The original cabling going from the Galaxy 2-20 alarm panel to the bellbox, was via 12 core alarm cable using the colours brown, blue, yellow and orange at the BELL part of the PCB. However...
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    MEM/Eaton 22ALCFP Contactor

    Went to look at a job today for a customer whose electric underfloor heating has stopped working. It had the contractor mentioned in the thread title installed. It appears from the brief look that I had this evening to be four pole with the output voltage for the heating elements being fed from...
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    Can you earth to ground rod with bigger earth cable than the tails ?

    Quick one. Tails are 10mm. Earthing cable from rod to earthing block inside the CU is 16mm. Where i am, we have the tails in, everything RCB protected and then the earthing cables from the circuits/appliances etc into the earthing block. On my CU, the earthing block is a bank of 'quick...
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    Honeywell Accenta G4 PIR wiring

    Hi, can anyone help. I am trying to install a Honeywell Accenta G4 with new PIR sensors. I am struggling to get the new PIR sensors to work correctly. The new sensors I have are IS3016 Passive Infrared Motion sensors. When I have wired previous PIR sensors, they have had 6 wires -ve +ve...
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    WIFI Door Bell

    Hi guys Merry Christmas I have an E Prance WIFI door bell system but the batteries hardly last a week, the bell takes 3 x AAA batteries, Can I connect a mains to 4.5 volt DC transformer onto the bell without blowing the thing up. Many thanks Nick
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    Newbie needing advice

    Hi all, I have just moved into a house and changed a socket to a new one with USB slots so now I'm quite proud of myself. There is a light switch (2 gang 2 way - I think) one Light switch controls upstairs hall and the other switch controls downstairs hall - upstairs and downstairs are both...
  13. rolyberkin

    Drayton Digistat +RF losing connection

    As per the title, I have a digistat +RF which is losing its connection, it has until now worked fine for eight years, last week i decorated the office so the only difference is the colour of the paint I connect it and it runs fine during the day and then overnight when the time clock switches...
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    Commercial Fans and wires

    Why do fan and speed controller manufacturers use use U, Z , K or UZ sometimes the fan and contoller have different letters instead of harmonizing fan to controller, just asking never thought about it until a guy asked, funny the things you just accept and just go by the diagram(s) P
  15. Leesparkykent

    push fit connector downlights

    Does anyone know what brands make downlights wit push fit connections? looking for speed when it comes to fitting them 2 x 1.0mm cables. Fire rated down lights not integrated fittings. Cheers :thumbsup:
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    Newbie - Hello All, Advice on connecting IP44 Switch

    Hi Newbie to this forum Can anyone please direct me with the wiring of an IP44 Weatherproof Switch (Greenbrook - WNSW2G-C). I'd like to use double switch unit as an in-line on/off switching unit. Can someone please tell me which terminals I need to connect the Live, Neutral, etc (power supply to...
  17. gazdkw82

    Socket tester adapter thingy

    I thought having one of those socket adaptors that allows you to push your testing leads directly in. What's the general consensus? Do they conflict with testing resulting think the one Iv looked at is made by kewtech
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    Replacement alarm

    Hi guys this is my first post. I have just replaced my old (very) alarm, with a new panel and siren, with numerous zones and different programs. What I would like to do is utilise an existing bell box. This is currently being held from ringing by a 12v battery, as it has an internal battery to...
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    Eicr codes help

    hi there, would appreciate advise please... im carrying out a condition report on a church and have found a number of interesting issues. i found quite a few DBs with asbestos in the fuse carriers... would you give this a C2 code even though they aren't being disturbed? also found a 40amp...
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