1. S

    Bosch GMS 120 Cable Detector

    Hi Everybody Has anybody on here any experience of using a Bosch GMS 120 cable detector? The scenario I have is that I am working on a stone built cottage ,plastered with sand and cement which I guess was rewired 30 + years ago where all the cables have been plastered into the walls and not...
  2. D

    MK essential range , anyone tried it ?

    View: JW gives it the low down , anyone fitted any ? Looks a bit naff imo
  3. R

    Hi. I have an outside light which has a switch just inside the hallway. I am adding 2 more outside lights to be switched on using that same switch.

    Hi. I have an outside porch light which has a switch just inside the hallway. I am adding 2 more outside lights to be switched on using that same switch. I have ran 1mm cable from the switch line and neutral & earth to the new light and continued that to the 2nd new light. When I switch the...
  4. T

    Can a Non POE device be powered using a CAT6 cable using POE splitters and Injectors?

    Can I power a Non PoE device using a CAT6 cable and use it with a PoE splitter or Injector
  5. H

    2013 Passat oem remote signal wire to reverse camera question?

    I have a 2013 Passat SEL Premium that had a digital OEM backup camera. Had to replace the head unit with aftermarket and tried a digital to analog converter for the oem camera and it didn’t work. Have 3 wires from the OEM camera. Solid power (red), reverse remote signal wire (blue) and ground...
  6. L

    Using breakers as junction/splice points

    Hi all, currently re-wiring a hotrod using part existing loom and part new looms, was wondering is I could use auto re-set circuit breakers at junction/splice points rather than post terminals or hard wire splices, that way serves as a terminal point for several actives as well as distributing...
  7. C

    Advice for using Future Skills International when applying for Australian Electrical Licence

    Hi Can anyone who is currently going through the process of getting their electrical licence with future skills international or anyone has already done it please advise me. I am currently at the stage of writing out the description of what work i have done for each employer and i have...
  8. C

    Advice for using Future Skills International when applying for Australian Electrical Licence

    Hi Can anyone who is currently going through the process of getting their electrical licence with future skills international or anyone has already done it please advise me. I am currently at the stage of writing out the description of what work i have done for each employer and i have...
  9. R

    Are employers spying on employees using Simpro software

    Hi,Richie here. I've been an electrician 20 years. Recently in the last few years software called simpro became available to us. With some positive results it also has some negative. Are employers using it inappropriately by knowing the whereabouts of workers long after they have finished their...
  10. B

    So what brands are we all using for power tools?

    I'd always been a Makita kinda guy but i must say i'm not impressed whatsoever by their recent stuff, from about 2016 onwards. The chucks on the cordless drills are absolutely dreadful and the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. They used to be my go-to but all i can assume is they've...
  11. S

    Using SY cable in a fixed installation

    Hi, got a job that’s coming up which involves putting electricity to a wagon that’s half way down a field from someone’s house. They want it so it’s like a caravan, so they can disconnect the power lead whenever they want and move the wagon around. There’s only 2 circuits in the wagon; 4 lights...
  12. M

    How do i calculate missing resistance readings in a parallel circuit using R1 and Rt

    Hi I am a current student studying to become an electrician and a question has thrown me. I'm wondering if someone could help, there is a question on one of my home work books. "complete the following table assuming the resistors are connected in parallel?" the example I will give is R1 is 120...
  13. O

    Using SWA for tails.

    Hi everyone, Just been on a new build (one off build not cookie cutter), original sparks left some SWA for a car charger and electric gate that I have been working on, I have signed off these two new circuits. The tails have been taken from a DNO supplied main switch, TN-CS with 100A fuse. He...
  14. T

    Using an inverter for home backup power

    I’m interested in using a high-capacity inverter as home power backup when the grid goes down. I see that there are high-capacity inverters such as this one: AIMS Power 6000 Watt Pure Sine Inverter Charger 120/240VAC Output, PICOGLF60W24V240VS -...
  15. John Matrix

    Companies being charged for using subbies

    Quick question. Will companies soon be getting charged for using subbies by the hmrc and forced to add them onto PAYE? Read something about this and just curious?
  16. A

    Tapping sound behind outlet/wall when using toaster?

    I have an electrical question. We got a kitchen remodel done back in September. The last 2 days I've been hearing a tapping sound behind the outlet that was put in when I use my toaster. I unplugged the toaster and moved it to the other side of the kitchen and it still tapped behind the...
  17. S

    offgrid electrical connection using generators and battery to run a house

    I have a chance that I might be able to purchase a rural site for my home(self-build). The problem is my limited budget and timeline( full house completion) does not allow for an over 2k euro connection for a basic electrical connection to run a household for parents and kids aged 2,6,8 I...
  18. S

    Extension cord usage for inflatable hot tub?

    Hello. I live in MA, in case it has any bearing. My daughters gave me an inflatable hot tub, and my question is re: using an extension cord to plug it in. I had one several yrs ago plugged into one of my outside outlets but they're not working at present (only 1 is attached to the house so I...
  19. P

    Ensuring compliance with 543.2.6 (iii) when using heating pipe to bond gas main

    Interested in opinions on this. Need to put the boiler (in my own house) in a temporary location for 6 months while an extension is built, when it will go in the extension. Running a dedicated 10mm to the temporary location will be a pita, and entirely unnecessary since I already have what...
  20. D

    Using recess k/o boxes for surface wiring

    Was in an office the other day (recently refurbished) and noticed who ever did the new wiring used standard 35mm recess k/o back boxes...
  21. happyhippydad

    When did they stop using imperial cable?

    As in the title? I am carrying out an EICR. The cable is predominantly imperial. I'm trying to ascertain the age of the wiring (roughly). When did they stop using imperial cable? Is there a train of thought with regarding rewiring properties with imperial cable? The global N-E is 1.91Mohms at...
  22. 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...
  23. N

    Spur off a spur, & new socket with 13A SFCU?

    Hi all, I have a frustrating problem: I had planned to add a new double socket in my living room, which has no power cable run/sockets down one wall. This is an interior masonry wall adjoining my kitchen, with sockets on the other side feeding under-counter washing machibe and dishwasher. So...
  24. A

    What is the effect of using 110 volts flourescent starter instead of 220 volts starter

    What is the effect of using 110 volts flourescent starter instead of 220 volts starter?
  25. happyhippydad

    Using an front S type RCD on a TT installation

    I usually install dual RCD consumer units rather than RCBO boards due to cost, however with the cost of RCBO's coming down I have started fitting consumer units with RCBO's. On an installation with TT as it's means of earthing I would always replace the main switch of the dual RCD consumer unit...
  26. M

    Using IEC cable under concrete floor

    Hello I've been asked to supply power to the middle of an office floor to supply the table with power, only a small office but they don't want trip hazards but the don't want floor boxes so to keep there costs down for them instead of it being permanent in case they move I thought of chasing...
  27. A

    UK MFT1711 for Pat testing

    Hi mall I have an extension socket that I have soldered 3 plugs to. I can test insulation and leakage with this and an Megger MFT1711. I can null the lead. Will only use for class 1 Can any see a problem?
  28. Dan

    OFTEC Self-Certification The benefits of using an OFTEC registered 'competent person'

    The benefits of using an OFTEC registered 'competent person' One way to avoid these problems is to have your heating equipment installed by an OFTEC registered heating technician. Before joining OFTEC, all technicians must complete an approved training course and are inspected regularly by...
  29. B

    Electric shower using trunking

    Hi, not done many showers 9.5kw shower, clipped direct, 10mm cable, 40amp MCB no issues the thing I wanted to ask was, there was existing feed too small so new cable all newish tiles so going to run some 25x16mm trunking now do many shower have any knockouts on top? Or will I have to make my own...
  30. S

    Using a Chinese product on Uk power supply

    Hi, I've just purchased a new projector. It's a Chinese product (Xiaomi MJJGTYDS01FM Mijia Laser Projector TV 4K). It comes with a Chinese plug so I had to buy an adapter, on the adapter packaging it says to ensure the device is duel voltage. I'm not sure that the projector is, all it says on...
  31. static zap

    Using Search - Please help

    I know short searches ,yield to many results , but have often "forgotten" 1 key phrase ,and end up using an alternate .... That often seems to "Break" the search of something that I know exists , (amplifying frustration) Are there any NOT options like ebay . (they use the - ( -ve sign) )...
  32. A

    Combing two lamps using 1 Plug

    Hi all, My wife has purchased two vanity mirror lights from Ikea (Musik) which are both fitted with a 3a plug. Each of the lights has an on/off toggle switch like most lamps. Is it possible to have both light comes on using the one switch/plug? I had thought it would be straight forward...
  33. S

    Adding PV diverter to battery system - using delay switch??

    I am trying to add an Apollo Gem diverter to my battery grid tied system (Victron ESS). It is not going to work because both systems are fighting for the surplus solar power to either charge the battery or divert to immersion. If I add a delay timer switch in the immersion circuit so the load to...
  34. T

    Memshield 2 RCBO's tripping when using two way radio's

    We are going through a building (now unoccupied) to identify from old drawings and what circuit charts there are to prove what does what before safe isolation to do alterations and remove. We are doing this for the ground floor however the boards are in the roof area. To do this we are using 2...
  35. A

    suggestion on using contactor with phase failure

    hi need suggestion on using contactor with phase failure relay to ON a machine which is a cnc router. the cnc router has it self ON and OFF Buttons so thinking to install a contactor with phase faller relay as a power source to machine in case of phase loss the machine power off. currently its...
  36. F

    Industrial Measuring current using a Shunt Resistor & an Oscilloscope

    Hi people, I'm new using forums for this kind of purposes, so please forgive me if I can't explain myself well, also if this is the wrong sub-forum please tell me ¡. I have to measure the output current & voltage of a High Frecuency, High Voltage transformer, I can measure the Output Voltage...
  37. Marti

    Using an impact driver - rattler - to tighten MCBs!

    Noticed one of the old hands doing this recently; using an impact driver (rattler) to to tighten the slotted PZ2 screws in a newly installed board. Never occurred to me that you could but when I (very discreetly) checked them with a conventional screw driver they were all spot on. Does / has...
  38. X

    Domestic Using an old 32A shower circuit for new sockets.

    Nearly fifteen years ago I moved a bathroom in our house, and repurposed the 32A electrical shower circuit to power a pair of double sockets - which then had multiway adaptors powering all my office hardware (i.e. low overall power). Not exactly complex or risky at the time, and the MCB has...
  39. D

    Using an Induction Hob and Fan over at Same Time

    Hi, I have a 1800 watt induction hob and 2300 watt fan oven. Both use 13 amp plugs. Are they using too much power to use at same time? Thanks for reading
  40. M

    Using one phase of three phase supply, will rcd work properly?

    I have a property abroad that has just been given a new supply by my local electrician . It has gone from six mm2 single phase supply to 10 mm2 three-phase supply it has a three-phase RCD unit and currently is only using one of three phases The other phases will come into use when the...
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