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  1. S

    Ring main continuity test

    I'm not sure if this is a reasonable question or so stupid it shouldn't be asked. If the latter than I apologise and hope I don't get too much negativity back. So I want to perform the test Continuity of ring final conductors on an existing ring main. Because I'm lazy and its dark outside...
  2. HandsOffEngineer

    Should I earth bond test Class I appliances?

    Hello, I am a Trainee here on the Forum. I am seeking some further advice/input on a specific technical matter of importance to me. Briefly, I have completed C&G level 1 in electrical installation (distinction) and I am currently on the level 2 course, and things are going well on that score...
  3. elliott194

    How can I test these old car clocks?

    Hello - this seems quite a dumb question but I hope someone here won’t mind helping me out? I bought some old car clocks at auction. I know very little about electrics! There are two types - one type has a single wire coming out, the other type has three wires coming out. Ok, two wires would...
  4. Amnesh Singh

    UK Using Armoured as CPC, how to carry R1+R2

    Can anyone please help me, HOW to Calculate R1+R2 on 4 core three phase & neutral SWA, Armour Steel Sheet is Used as CPC. How to fill the Electrical Installation Form. This scenario is in AM2 Inspection and testing filling Certs Exam? Please reply with best answers. Any members those who took...
  5. C

    Rise in resistance during test video

    Why does the resistance go up during this test? View: https://youtu.be/8040r2iLqyM?t=1150 In fact it goes up several times during the video. Is this the wire charging up from capacitance? I'm clueless.
  6. K

    Can I test for PME?

    Currently doing an EICR on 2 neighbouring propertys... 1 had a new consumer unit done within the last 5 years and 1 has the original unit. These property's are supplied overhead and the original unit has a TT system installed. The Electrician that has installed the new unit has left the TT...
  7. P

    EICR - Holding back test results?

    A customer has asked me to quote for some work and he sent a copy of the EICR that was done a while back. As can be seen, the person who did the eicr is holding back the test results until the C2's have been resolved? I don't do many EICRs mainly because there are locals doing them too cheap...
  8. static zap

    Do people have a favourite Test Website - (My complicated reference WAS Maplins)

    PaigntonPete -says he has connectivity issues ! ..i previously had similar issues with "Maplin web site and PC" ... Sadly that test is no longer available. Sites with a shopping basket are normally Good !
  9. H

    Is Portable applaince test PAT is must for private houses , schools and hotels ?

    It's a question In UK is PAT must for 1)private houses 2 )schools 3) hotels ? Thanks
  10. C

    Glue Guns Failing earth continuity test

    Hi Guys Long time since I last posted but I have a problem I'm stuck on. My company uses a few industrial hand held glue guns. We have been experiencing repeated problems where the glue gun is failing on the earth continuity test. (Full test every 3 months) Typically 0.26 - 0.56 ohms. We...
  11. gazdkw82

    Three phase polarity test

    I have my AM2s coming up and i am a little confused to the live polarity test on a 3 phase circuit. It's the first live test and I dont want to fail on what is a simple test. I know how to perform a live polarity test on a single phase circuit but unsure on the procesure for 3 phase. Is it just...
  12. Dan

    New Navigation Menu - Can you test it out please??

    The forum still isn't quite there yet. One part that needed addressing was the menu. Now you'll see how big the forum actually is when you're looking for just one forum category out of the lot. Lol I've tried to filter out the least used ones. And make the important common ones higher up (so...
  13. A

    Earth Fault Loop Impedance Test for lighting circuits

    Hello guys, Do you do Earth fault loop impedance test for lighting circuits during periodic inspection ? do you measure it at the lighting point? what is the percentage of lights you test? Thanks alot in advance
  14. M

    UK Signing off apprentices test cert

    I have been asked to sign off my apprentices electricial test cert. We work in the portable building sector and carry out a pre delivery inspection and test report. Although somewhat capable when I am there, these will be cabins that I will not be checking myself just signing off his sheet. Is...
  15. S

    Quinetic controller ok with 500v insulation resistance test?

    Hello Everyone Hopefully the title is self explanatory. Or should I disconnect it for the test?
  16. H

    Test results, lighting circuit

    Evening all. I’m struggling al little bit; doing a light installation (extra outdoor light). Upon undoing existing fixing I found there’s no CPC. Seems no CPC on any of the lights (even though there’s an earth in the DB). So, how would I get my R1 and Rn readings? I’m proper stuck so any help or...
  17. Z

    PFC test theory question

    Hi all! I'm at the start of a long road to become a sparky's mate, and I'm tryina wrap my head around something that might seem really basic. It's to do with the prospective fault current test. Let's say I get a reading of 1.2ka, and the main cutout fuse is BS 1361 type 1 which is 16.5ka. This...
  18. Dan

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service Test-Meter.co.uk are an approved test equipment calibration and repair service for many Test Meter brands including (but not limited to):- Seaward Test Equipment Calibration Service (Door 2 Door from 2...
  19. L

    Guide to make test board... similar to colleges powered by ring circuit

    Afternoon chaps, is there a guide anywhere on this forum to make a test board similar to what you would use in college? I need to re-train myself, get some practice in testing circuits. Any appreciated. Thanks.
  20. D

    Fire alarm loop test

    How to perform this test and it's resulted meaning
  21. D

    Megger 1552 (Hi current test not tripping 30ma rcd)

    Hi guys, I own 2 megger mft 1552 testers. I recently found that loop readings on both testers give me high Zs readings on final circuits protected by 30ma rcds on low current. If I select the hi current setting I get a reading I expect to achieve, but the hi current test never trips the rcd...
  22. Dan

    Test New Reactions (Likes) Here! - Suggestions welcome

    Hi peeps. Thanks to those who subscribed, we have been able to get the customised reactions system sooner than I'd planned. Feel free to test on my post. And if some people can reply, even with some (family-friendly!!) jibberish, you can all test a few different reactions on various posts to...
  23. Dan

    I'm making a test directory listing and need input....

    This is the listing: Electrician in Berkshire | ABC Electricians Berkshire - Domestic Electrician Berkshire - https://www.electriciansforums.net/resources/electrician-in-berkshire-abc-electricians-berkshire-domestic-electrician-berkshire.149/ So you can see, it's got a review system, an extra...
  24. L

    rccd test

    Why would a rccd fail straight away after pressing the button on tester ,
  25. L

    Electrical Test Certificate

    Good morning all, I have recently carried out a rewire on a one bedroom house and installed a new DB. As I am not part of a CPS I cannot complete an EIC for the install so was going to get someone who I know to do this for me. The property owner now has a cash buyer to but the house and is...
  26. H

    Two test leads, one port

    Hoping someone might be able to help. I’ve seen an ‘adaptor’ that allows 2 test leads to run from one port of an MFT (doing IR test). But, can’t find anywhere to buy it. Anyone know where I could get one from?
  27. happyhippydad

    Why the need for an earth spike test kit?

    I am about to put in a copper rod to TT a garage. I have a megger 1731 but do not have the Earth spike test kit. I will be able to test the Ze once the rod is in place and wondered what the difference is between testing the Ze and testing the Ra with a spike test kit? Is it sufficient to just...
  28. Andy78

    Shed clearout, old test meters

    Anyone able to make use of these ? Having a clearout and have an old insulation/continuity tester and a loop/rcd tester. Alphatek 1601 and Metrel 2120. The Metrel has a broken screen glass but functions. Maybe good for showing the basics to a trainee or apprentice ? Free to anyone willing to...
  29. S

    Periodic insp. and test course

    Hi. I've already got the initial insp. and test and want to do the periodic, EAL or C&G. I'm struggling to find anywhere that runs it around the Kendal/Lancaster/Preston area of the North West. Any ideas.
  30. Diver233

    - Prospective fault current test 2391

    Hello all, I’m now overthinking the - Prospective fault current test for the 2391 practical, the exam boards will be a 3 phase and a single phase board. Do I test the three phase board and double the highest and use that for both DB’s or do I do one for 3 phase db1 and sep one for single phase db2
  31. W

    Scottish Fica Test

    Hi guys Im wondering if anyone can help me out, Im due to sit my Fica test in a couple months for the end of my electrical apprenticeship and Im wondering if anyone can give me a heads up on the motors and the door entry system because they are the two areas Im least confident in. Any advice...
  32. S

    Electrical test on 3 phase control panel

    Hi i need some advise on writing out a electrical cert for a control panel,i have only tested distribution boards has anyone done certs for control panels?. My query is the panel has overloads for motors,ive done my R1 R2 tests etc how do i record these on the schedule as there not circuit 1-12...
  33. bigspark17

    Eicr test date/stickering when unsatisfactory

    What do you guys who carry out eicr on commercial premises with multiple consumer units do when putting tested/next test stickers on each consumer unit, do you just put one at origin, one on each cu? And if the result is unsatisfactory what do you put on the next test date due, if there are...
  34. S

    CHINT RCD MAIN SWITCH MALFUNCTION AFTER TEST

    Installed a new radial circuit in a garage from an existing CHINT garage unit. All functioning well (tests fine) until after the RCD test. Then everything, lights etc stops working. On investigation, while I've got 244V at the incoming side of the main switch I'm getting a reading of...
  35. Marti

    Using our MFT on 500v IR as a damp test probe?

    OK, Stop laughing at the back! SO, I'm house hunting and, ignoring the number of beautifully decorated houses with shite electrics - I also want to be aware of any damp issues. This led me to try using the trusty Megger with sharp probes to test for damp. This appears to work, or at-least is...
  36. B

    3 phase test readings help

    Hi have wierd dilemma, looks to be 3 phase - 4 wire system so testing am getting this L1-L2 Nothing L2-L3 450v L1-L3 450v L1-N 230v L2-N 230v L3-N 230v Why no L1-L2?
  37. P

    Annual emergency light test

    I replaced the emergency lights in a small block of flats about 6 months ago, but the last time I did a 3 hour emergency light test was a year ago. Common sense says that I don't need to test the new emergency lights until they are a year old, but any clarification appreciated?
  38. S

    EICR Test and tips thank

    First periodic test since doing my 18th edition top up months ago and I don’t have it t hand. So until I get home to have a nose and realise this question is ridiculous I need reminding. 3 circuits (lights x 2 and boiler ) are not on an RCD. The installation is over 10 years old as the last...
  39. rolyberkin

    RCBO Test data - 40 milliseconds

    Okay may be a thick question but I have an RCD tripping on 5 x test 180 at 40ms. Pass or fail? GN3 says must not exceed 40ms BBB says within 40ms My tester says computer says no. To be honest I am recommending it be changed anyway but it will be a call back on a new build for another spark so...
  40. C

    Tax and test sheets checked?

    Hi all, Hypothetically speaking of course, If HMRC were ever to investigate someone can they contact your scheme to enquire about how many cerificates and jobs you have done to compare against what you have declared to the tax man?
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