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  1. A

    Weird Wiring, light switch, is this safe?

    Hi, I was ironing and lost power to the bedroom and bathroom. All outlets and lights. I checked the box and reset breakers still no power. I called out the guy who comes to do electrical "new home still under warranty " and he came in bedroom opened light switch, i took these pics. He did...
  2. Rockingit

    Weird and wonderful finds

    I often come across the weird (to U.K.) and wonderful on my travels. Last night in a venue in Romania I found these interesting specimens which another knowledge space has decided are DIN56905 from the 70's, common for Eastern Europe / Communist block. Basically a universally polarised...
  3. ADelectrical

    Weird?! Neutral-earth fault

    Hi was recently at a property and was installing a Solar PV system. was doing my testing and i came across a weird result when doing the insulation resistance stage. testing between Neutral and earth I got a dead short. so split the circuit and narrowed it down to a 1ft long length of cable...
  4. pbrise

    Weird electrical fluctuations

    I am having a weird issue at my home that has been getting progressively worse over the past few months. It all started out with some specific circuits (not all of them) that would intermittently fluctuate their supply voltage (ie: Lights would flicker on and off) and would cause the devices on...
  5. M

    Check this weird thing out.

    Having trouble getting into the panel. Customer does Not want to cut it down.
  6. Raptor0014

    Weird fault that no-one can work out the issue.

    Evening all. Been at a property the last couple of days that had suffered damage due to a surge. I got the power back on all circuits apart from the upstairs lights as it immediately trips. Long story short I broke the circuit down and re-added room by room to narrow down the problem area...
  7. woundedrider

    Chrysler Sebring Weird Problem

    Hello everybody I have a very weird issue with my 2003 sebring (2.7 liter) It always occurs randomly so i assume it's electrical. Some days the engine runs better/transmission shifts perfectly BUT the instrument panel illumination totally goes. And some other days, instrument lights shine bright...
  8. The apprentice

    Fault on ring circuit (weird)

    Hi there was called to a job with fault finding on a ring 120v on one socket 190 on the other the guy had been doing some work in the kitchen by removing a socket and joint it straight through now it leaves the board as a radial so I had taken one socket of getting voltage on the earth and when...
  9. Raptor0014

    UK Had a weird CPC reading today

    Doing an EICR today and had an odd, lower than expected, resistance reading on a ring final CPC. r1 = 0.21Ω rn = 0.21Ω r2 = 0.18Ω R1+R2 = 0.09Ω I was expecting around the 0.35Ω for the CPC but was quite surprised to see the reading I got. As this was the supply to a kitchen ring I could see...
  10. Rockingit

    Experienced the weird dangers of a lost PEN last night

    So we had a powercut at home last night, overnight. Took my tired brain a few minutes to work it out, though, as a whole bunch of downlights, device electronics (washing machine controls, google hub, sky router, oven timer....) etc all stayed on but 'unhappy'. I first thought it might have...
  11. Dartlec

    EICR weird Hob install - wrong and safe, or wrong and run away screaming?

    Second post on an EICR I did today (always a good sign!) 70s flat with earthed conduit and singles. 6mm runs from the CU to presumably where an old cooker switch was - at some point that was tiled over somehow and is now inaccessible - what emerges below the worktop is 2 x 2.5 Twin and Earth -...
  12. T

    Weird looking wiring, two gang lighting switch

    Hi all, I've just popped off a two gang switch we have on our landing upstairs. It controls the main landing light one side, which is a two way switch with another single switch at the bottom of the stairs , and the family bathroom light on the other side that is a one way. I was planning to...
  13. Bear

    Weird Question

    SORRY FOR LONG POST. So i have my 2391-52 multiple questions coming up on Friday 13th, ( yeh i know) and was giving some things to study over by other engineers in my group and came across this question and i have the answers here too but i think its wrong? or i don't understand it correctly...
  14. S

    Weird Electrium Consumer Unit B4471/2?

    Hi, I am having weird behaviour from my flat's electrics which I think will need an electrician. The flat is empty whilst it is being redecorated and there is nothing plugged in. With no load the RCD trips some days and will not reset but other times is fine. I have discovered that if I switch...
  15. C

    Weird PIR wiring

    Does this sound like a normal way of wiring a PIR. So had to change a PIR for a pullcord today and this caught me out. Just wonder what others thoughts are. I could not get to any of the wiring above at all. I had two Twin and earth cables coming to PIR. 1st cable was power in no problem...
  16. A

    Weird Truck and Trailer Lighting Issue

    The truck I bought had the original 7-pin trailer plug cut out and the wires were then hard-wire spliced into the 5 wire standard Narva plug. My trailer wiring is all good and works on other vehicles and from a direct battery feed, but coming through the truck it's a bit dysfunctional. Turn...
  17. M

    Weird RCD Issue...

    We have a race trailer in which runs off both single phase and 3 phase. A contactor for each, which activates when plugged in, with the single phase all phases linked. The DB has a 100ma upfront RCD incomer, then 30ma Europa RCBO's. In 99% of scenarios there will also be a 30ma RCD on the...
  18. J

    Weird light switch wiring

    I've recently moved into an 80s built house and i have some questions about the wiring i've found. I was looking at replacing the downstairs switch to the upstairs landing (2 gang, 2 way) for a white switch like for like. At this point id say the switches for this light work as expected and...
  19. T

    Weird Earth Fault

    Had a weird one today. Doing an EICR and the lady says yeah we dont touch the screws at the switches or sockets as we get a shock from them. I said yeah?? Went to unscrew a light switch and sure enough zap. Touched it again and nothing so i was thinking static. Tested the house ze 0.14 tncs...
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