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  1. B

    Tested a mobile home today and sometime you just wonder why!

    Tested mobile home today and you sometimes just wonder why
  2. Adrian kirkby

    Yet another newbie PAT Tested

    Hi, Passed my PAT test and have a new customer with 550 items to test. How do you guys go about testing everything? thinking back to my training they tell you you must test every socket on an extension lead and you must unscrew any plug that can be taken apart to check the fuse and the...
  3. V

    Rcbo test buttons not working - but works ok when tested

    Hi all Odd one today .. all 6 Hager rcbo's in a tn+n db have the test buttons not working.. But when tested with a multifunctiontester they react fine.. Now..I guess I'm going to have to fail them..even though they work fine. Hager technical say they have never heard of this. Db is in a plant...
  4. Zdb

    Type tested regulation number.

    Does anyone know the reg number that states that you can't mix protective devices? I have searched the forum but the search tool isn't great. Thanks
  5. C

    DB installed connected & tested

    Just your thoughts on this DB,it’s a Lewden type,I personally don’t like them. Bus bar,not ideal,main switch on right,space very tight to make connections,hate the rcbo’s,screws in front of each other,making it hard to retighten .
  6. P

    Need help on having a free standing LED Panel tested for faults.

    We currently have LED lighting panels that are used for photography and video lighting purposes. They are a stand alone electrical device with their own power pack and mains adapter. We want to have them tested by an electrician to see if they are safe, or if they have any problems. We are...
  7. K

    Fault on domestic home wiring

    110v from switch to switch (see attached picture), tn-cs system with 30mA RCD in Place, trips fine when tested at 100% and 500% customer complained of getting shocked when touching both switches at once but doesn’t trip with this fault, have a few theories, but any suggestions?
  8. T

    R1 R2 on Radial circuit

    Just installed a small length radial circuit. Total length from board no more than 2 meters. Halfway along is a FCU and a double socket at the end. Linked line and earth and tested at the socket and got a R1 R2 reading of 0.10 ohms,hit the switches to confirm polarity and the reading stays the...
  9. M

    Earth wire on domestic heating oil tank - various questions

    Hi all I had a new consumer unit fitted 3 - 4 years ago. I was never told that I had to periodically test the RCDs by pressing the T buttons. Still, you live and learn! Anyhow, it is a split unit. The left side tripped when I hit the button. But the right side didn't. Did a bit of reading but...
  10. M

    LED lighting swap in old warehouse.

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and just wanted a bit of advise. I have a small NICEIC registered company and usually undertake small to medium sized commercial new builds which have been designed by others. I would then just test the job at the end as usual, no dramas. I have now got...
  11. G

    legal requirements

    Hi wanting advice on what I can legally carry out electrical with my qualification , I have my 2330 level 1.2.3 , and my 17th edition level 3 BS7671. I know I can't self certify ,just would like some clarity on what I can legal do , I'm doing minor works like installing new light fittings and...
  12. R

    Dead test fail?

    Evening all , Called out to short circuit on cooker circuit assumed that cupboard fitted above isolater switch screwed through cable , disconnected at switch then dead tested back to board Continuity l- cpc .22 l-n .16 n-cpc .22 Ir test l-n 999 l-...
  13. S

    Domestic testing

    hi all, in previous talks there has been confliction due to my lack of experience, however my latest experience has made me think! At a job doing none sparky work, when 2 sparkies arrive to fit new c/u!about 6 hours including bonding water & gas, testing all done @ c/u, no instruments removed...
  14. U

    Believe it or not, I joined to ask a question about a fuse....!!

    Dear Everyone. I myself am not an electrician, that's why I'm here. I've got a Baby Belling style cooker that rather spectacularly blew its plug fuse a couple of days ago - took out the entire plug circuit. I've got the plug sockets working again, but now of course I have no cooker! Is it...
  15. R

    Megger 1552 easy repair or is it time to buy a new test kit ?

    Hi all, just wondered if anyone has had a similar issue with their 1552 or 1553 Megger mft ? noticed the fault started just after I changed the batteries, fuse logo came up on screen so changed that, now it works, but when testing live circuits it completes the test, but then within a few...
  16. D

    5 year testing 20%

    Just a general question on testing when carrying out a fixed wire test of 20% would you fill in all circuits identified on the circuit chart and test the required 20% filling in the results as tested or would you only fill out the circuits that you have tested and fill in N/A for every...
  17. M

    Metrel MD9272 Leakage testing

    Hi, My new leakage tester arrived so I wanted to try it out, I connected it to the Line and Neutral meter tails and got a total leakage with all circuits on of 8.05 ma, I turned them all off and re-tested individually and found that the first floor ring final was giving the highest leakage of...
  18. L

    Periodic IR testing

    Hello all. When conducting IR tests on condition reports, with L-N connected together and testing to earth. What equipment have you found will still cause the readings to be 0.00?
  19. S

    Domestic Time delay RCD

    Hi People, Carrying out a EIC on a recent cu replacement on a TT system. 100 amp 100MA time delay RCD used up front but cert is asking for time delay in MS- how do i find this out? Thanks Adam
  20. andyb

    Interesting Fault

    Had a call out yesterday to a house where the rcd on a board supplying storage heaters would trip intermittently. When I arrived the rcd would not reset at all. The rcd was also the main switch for the board. Obviously an earth/neutral fault I thought, so with all the mcbs off and the the rcd...
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