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  1. S

    Class 2 product?

    If you have say a metal based lamp and it’s still a class 2 product. What would happen if the exterior somehow became live. There’s obviously no path to earth?
  2. M

    Needed help to bypass touch switch on personal heater.

    I have a personal heater that has 2 touch switches. One controls power and the other controls rotation. Both don't work. How can I bypass these touch switches? Thanks
  3. B

    Can I use a touch switch for my bathroom fan and light? Like a livolo loght switch?

    Can I use a touch switch for my bathroom fan and light? Like a livolo light switch? View:
  4. N

    New Touch Control Hob Problem

    I've just purchased a new touch control hob as my old unit eventually gave up the ghost. I wired it directly into the cooker circuit just as the old one was but it refused to turn on. Nothing, not a peep. So i took it back to the retailer who, without a quibble replaced it. I wired this the same...
  5. J

    help needed to bypass touch switch on led light

    I want to bypass the touch sensor on this aquarium light on the wrg side so i can connect it to a mechanical timer. Any help appreciated please see attached picture.
  6. Sym

    Hello. Kind of out of touch, advice would be nice. Thanks!

    Hi there people. My name is Sym, I am 50 years old this year. When I left school in 1985 I started work with a local house bashing firm, I didn't complete an apprenticeship. I learnt to wire houses fairly efficiently, mostly rewires but some new builds. The only testing I learnt during that time...
  7. AJshep

    2 gang 2 way Touch dimmers ?

    I've got a request from a customer today. At the moment they have standard 2 gang 2 way dimmer in their lounge but they want to change it because the stud wall it's mounted on backs in to their bedroom. The click from the dimmer at night wakes the person up sleeping in the bedroom. Trying to...
  8. gnuuser

    he thinks I have the magic touch!

    while its not a security system I recently checked out the power speaker in my chiefs siren in his vehicle. it was not working so i thought first check the fuse, fuse ok! metered output from control unit and had sound signal. amplifier working ok as well. placed my hand on the top of the speaker...
  9. U

    Earthing an upcycled lamp with touch switch

    Hi all, I am upcycling a lamp which I've done before but this time I want to try and add a touch switch dimmer. The lamp has Earth live and neutral and I've taken it apart to swap the base over for an old fuel can. The lamps original metal base was earthed with the earth wire. My question is...
  10. Robbyg

    Help needed for a touch lamp

    Hey :) I'm Rob and new to this forum. I have designed a wooden touch lamp using edison bulbs (incandescent) nothing new here I know. What I'm having trouble with is sorting out a problem where when the bulb fails the power surge takes out or blows the thyristor on the touch circuit. Normally...
  11. Leesparkykent

    Retro touch accessories

    Any one fitted this carp before? Possibly the worst accessories I've had to install. Rocker Light Switches - RetroTouch Designer Light Switches & Plug Sockets - Have to link out intermediates etc, terminal screws have a DIY Phillips head...
  12. J

    Domestic 2Gang smart WiFi touch switch

    Hello Apologies if this is placed in wrong thread, but I cannot see where else to ask this? I currently have 2 x Chrome 2 gang light switches in my kitchen to work 4 sets of lights... and one gang of these ( The main light) is also two way connected to a single switch at back door. Each of the...
  13. M

    Grounding Question

    Hi guys, I'm trying to better understand how grounding works. I got the basic idea of it, but still have a lot of questions about it. K, so from my understanding, if you touch the neutral bar on a service panel you will not get shocked (because it is grounded). But why do you get shocked if you...
  14. Lou

    BD Electrical

    Are you looking for an electrician in Cardigan? If so then you require the services of a company that you can rely upon. A company that is committed to excellence. You require the services available through BD Electrical. We are a well established company that caters for domestic, industrial and...
  15. FatAlan


    Probably silly question of the week, but why do trades folk tend to use 110v power tools running off those boxy have transformer thingys rather than the standard 230v? Is it down to safety, i.e. lower voltage or economy or something else? Note the technical lingo! As a newbie / trainee please...
  16. L

    Touch Free Light Switch

    Hi All I have been asked by a customer for a touch free (wave) light switch that can control a dimmer as well???? Ideally wave your hand upwards and the lights get brighter, wave your hand downwards and it gets dimmer I have never heard of these before but the customer was 100% certain that...
  17. M

    FS: CT1 Sealant & Adhesive. Silicone. White & Clear. Job Lot x60. (Individually too)

    Hi all I have a job lot of x60 tubes of CT1. x40 White and x20 Clear. These are the new style with the red/green Eco Compliant sign in the top corner of the tube. Price = £400 The listing is for all 60 tubes and works out to £6.67 per tube, which is very good value. However, if you...
  18. D

    Domestic Beginners guide to home automation

    Newbie here so go easy please! Am working on a new build that will be more high end then im used too! they are having the touch screen control panels in each room to control lights, heating & whatever else they choose (believe they are using Phillips dynalite range) The spec, cables etc is...
  19. G

    Commercial extraction canopy control getting warm

    Basically as above, trying to get through to the technical team who supplied the hood but they aren't open until 10.30am so if anyone has come across this before would appreciate an opinion. I fitted the controler which came with the fan and its getting warm to the touch. The fans pulling 3.1a...
  20. D

    Domestic Touch sensor light switch

    Firstly, I understand normal domestic electrics, but not electronics. I have a 240v 'capacitance touch sensor' light switch, see I LumoS Luxury Crystal Glass 1 Gang 1 Way Touch On/Off LED Light Switches | eBay The blurb states a minimum load of 3 watts. It works perfectly when used to switch...
  21. T

    Lively touch light switch too cold?

    I have a touch light switch, and noticed that in the coldest months of January (UK here) that sometimes it wouldn't work. I though that this may be down to my hands being too cold but even after washing them under warm water the switch wouldn't work, not for fifteen minutes or so, perhaps the...
  22. A

    Step and Touch Voltages

    Wondred if anyone had experience of step and touch voltage measurement and what values are normally measured in the field. Did a test today and got a value of 12.1V for Touch and 31.4V for step potential. Wondered if this was inline with the "Norm".
  23. W

    Domestic Will this work?

    Dear all, This is my first thread on this forum, so please be bear with me! I've found my self in a situation where I'm having work done on my house and the electrician on the team has pretty much decreed, you buy everything and I'll fit it. Basically, I need to make sure what I'm purchasing...
  24. S

    Solar pv installers

    I am looking for solar pv installers around Carlisle and Dumfries. Need someone who can run teams of installers, carry out surveys and pricing. Various contracts from 4kw to 50kw. Get in touch if interested.
  25. M

    Underfloor heating

    I need to replace a thermostat on an underfloor heating setup, its about 10 year old so i can't get the same one and as i understand it the thermostat needs the right temperature probe otherwise it will be all messed up, i really don't want to try and get the probe out and try and get a new one...
  26. jibjob

    Unusual RCD problem

    Here's the senario. Regency building with 5 flats contained within. System is 3 Phase with a further 2 service fuses added on making 5 in total, earthing is TT. Each flat is fed via a mixture of DP 100mA or 30mA RCD's which in turn feed KMF switched fuse isolators. 16mm T&E tails to each flat...
  27. Dan

    Taptile Controls - How do they work?

    Taptile - Ditch the switch one-touch mood lighting and dimming solutions for the bathroom and kitchen How the hell does this work? We're baffled on and I thought we'd ask you guys. It's either touch sensitive or static I thought, but i couldn't see either working...
  28. G

    touch voltage

    Hi all, went out today for new leads for my mft and came back with a new Metrel,3002dl bargain however when reading the manual you can select the touch voltage for RCD tests,my old tester didn,t have this feature can anyone advise best touch voltage to set it at please?
  29. 1

    touch leakage testing class 2 items

    Hello Can anybody tell about touch leakage testing and when it should be done. We have a seaward europa plus unit that seems to divert to touch testing when we are testing class 2 items. Any info on this would be great.
  30. ste mac

    For Sale Brother P-Touch labelling machine. BNIB.

    Brand new in box, Brother P-Touch 7100VP electricians label printer. Comes complete with 12mm yellow tape, mains power supply and plastic case. Surplus to requirements: £30 ono. Brother P-Touch 7100VP Handheld Electronic Labelling Machine Ref PT7100VPZU1 and other Brother for sale online. PM...
  31. P

    P.A.T Testing I.T. Equipment

    On 'Pattesters' website they advise- When testing modern IT equipment it is not normal to performed a leakage or touch current test; these tests are usually used on older equipment in place of the 500 Volt insulation test. However in my copy of the IEE they say that touch current test should...
  32. E

    Test PC setup.

    Hi chaps , been testing some pc set ups. Each station has a pc supplied with a standard 3 pin iec , and a monitor with a standard 3 pin iec. Been testing the cords separate for earth continuity, insulation and polarity. Then i connect cords and then test again, pc for earth bond at 100mA...
  33. P

    Touch voltage

    Please could someone explain Touch Voltage to me and do I have to check for it when installing socket outlets and how I go about testing for it
  34. F

    earth loop on rcd

    am i right on saying, i have tested two ring mains on db, they are 32a b type breakers there eli tests came back as 0.60 0.58. these are acceptable values, table 2d osg these circuts are protected by a 30ma rcd does this mean these readings would still be ok to the value of 1667ohms as stated on...
  35. E

    switch heights on a farm

    I know according to approved document M of the Building regs that switches are to be installed at a maximum height of 1600mm, but do the building regs apply on a farm? it's a completely new build shed also I seem to remember something about part P only being applicable in a domestic dwelling, is...
  36. P

    touch voltages 50V and 25V

    anyone tell me where in BS7671 it says what touch voltage is allowed for which special location - looked in individual special locations but can't see any mention :confused: cheers.
  37. D

    kitchen sockets

    how close can u put a socket to a kitchen sink in my mind i always thought that u couldnt have ur hand in the sink bowl and be able to touch a socket at the same time but ive seen loads of sockets very close to the sink where u can touch the socket while having ur hand in the bowl i know ur not...
  38. W

    TT System and 30mA RCD tripping times

    Help! Sorry having a bad day. I understand the concept behind touch contact of 50v and the above 1666 ohms. But when physically testing with 17th ed dilog and testing a TT system 30mA RCD. At 1x and 5X what reading would you see on your meter? or would you just test the mechanical aspect...
  39. U

    Tingling from dishwasher

    ok, got a call from a customer, when they open dishwasher, touch the metal casing inside, and touch the sink they get a tingling go up the arm. same when they touch the cooker too?! this does not happen when they touch the outside casing by the way is this some form of leakage to earth...
  40. M

    RCD mA calc

    Could someone please confirm how to calc the size of an RCD PLEASE? I was asked this and am not sure, looked in the regs T 3A and think its V over RA but am not sure of this. I'm only domestic but I need to get this straight in my nut. Cheers guys.
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