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  1. G

    USA LED bulb safety

    Hi all. We're going to be replacing some edison bulbs in our patio with LED lights. I'm not very familiar with safety when it comes to LED's. This article from LED Lights Unlimited was pretty good about checking the bulbs and wiring, but I'm interested in knowing how they'll do outside this...
  2. Lou

    Are you for or against offshore wind farms and tidal barriers?

    Been discussing this in another thread and I thought it would be interesting to see what others thought about this type of renewable energy for the UK. Here is the thread, discussion welcome :) New Offshore Renewable Energy Wind Farms announced in the UK
  3. Lou

    New Offshore Renewable Energy Wind Farms Announced in UK

    The government have today announced new wind farms in the UK at the lowest prices yet. The farms will power around 7 million homes by 2025 and offers investors in the wind farms the lowest prices so far at £39.65 per megawatt per hour. For comparison the new nuclear power station set to open...
  4. F

    Wind farm roles

    Hello, not sure if this is the right section to post in but I’m looking for a bit of advice on wind farm electrical jobs, what sort of salary to expect really. I’ve been offered a role but with low starting wage then told an idea of what to expect in my first year, I was just wondering if anyone...
  5. OldeSparky

    Wind turbine

    Hello Peeps, Advice please. A customer has a 10kw wind turbine, this is configured as split phase. He's had to install 3 phase but the company that put the turbine in only installed a 3 core swa to the turbine, whoops. This normally would be ok but the control gear requires a neutral. The plan...
  6. Scottish Scientist

    Wind, storage and back-up system designer

    Wind, storage and back-up system designer Peak demand, wind and back-up power / energy usage and storage capacity calculator For the specification and design of renewable energy electricity generation systems which successfully smooth intermittent wind generation to serve customer demand, 24...
  7. D

    Solar Power / Wind Power Shed

    Hi Guys Later this year I want to do a solar power and or wind power installation into my allotlment shed. I've watched tonnes of YouTube videos and I've been to various sites, however, when attempting to work the maths to figure out how many batteries I need I must be going wrong somewhere as...
  8. Lou

    Kite powered power stations

    I have just read this article about a kite power station coming to Scotland next year. Apparently the kites will fly 750m high and turn a turbine. I'm all for new energy sources as we can't last without them but kites is something I'd never thought of. What do you guys think on the...
  9. C

    Window openers

    any ideas,6 electric chain window openers,none work,either open or close. 230 volts at each opener,switched by 3 position switch,off,open,close.
  10. W

    New career as a Wind turbine technician

    I have just been accepted on a Wind turbine technician course at a local college. The job really appeals to me but I don't have a background in electrical engineering and have no qualifications in Maths or Physics. My question is - is an electrical background / Maths & Physics essential or they...
  11. O

    Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick'

    You have been warned! Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick' - BBC News Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves!
  12. D

    Electric velux window

    Hi I'm looking for a bit of advice. I have 2 velux windows to connect up & each one has a flex with a plug top so straight forward enough, only problem is there's no attic space above otherwise I'd fit a socket & plug them straight into it, they don't want a switch on the ceiling or wall either...
  13. K

    Wind Turbine Technician

    Hello I have been messages on linkin regarding a job with a big turbine company, at first didn't think much of it but been looking into it and it doesn't look so bad. Just wondered if anyone has experience in this field seen a few bits on forums but they date back 5 years or so Thanks Ash...
  14. E

    Replacing a window extractor fan

    I've been asked to quote for replacing a window extractor fan on a double glazed kitchen window. I've not done this before so haven't said yes yet as I want to make sure I'm not going to muck up the seal. For those with experience in this area, presumably when the hole for the fan was originally...
  15. D

    windscreen wiper doing there own thing!!

    My rear wiper on my Ibiza Mk3 comes on all by itself and stays on all the time even when the switch is off but then sometimes will stop for a while then a little bit down the road will start off again on its own. Sometimes the front wipers will work on their own as well with the wiper switch...
  16. H

    Surely a wind up?

    The vermin obviously, but there's a bit more to it than first meets the eye
  17. M

    Windhager boiler

    Hi found your forum because im looking for some help :mad2: i live in france and renovating a barn i installed speedfit underfloor heating and all speedfit sundries including the wiring centres jgh1 no problem this is where im stuck,i bought second hand windhager pellet boiler mod number bwe260...
  18. S

    Fridge fan motor windings

    Hope this is the right location to post. I asked my friend to give me the motor that he replaced for his fridge. I checked the 2 terminals with an ohm meter and it showed 470k Ohm. I then used a megger between the same two terminals at 500V and it showed 0.02M Ohm and 20V (short?) Could...
  19. uksparks

    Solar and Wind

    Hi, I have a 4kW array on my roof, I was just thinking, can I hook a 1kW wind turbine into an inverter in the same way so that I get power from that during the dark hours too? I wouldn't want to change anything in the house, it was just if it is possible to hook a wind turbine into an inverter...
  20. B

    just got home and found all my doors and windows open

    just got home and found all my doors and windows open they have taken the lot! :greedy::greedy::greedy: what good is an empty advent calendar :santa1::santa1::santa1: well it is december:tree:
  21. B

    LandWind X7 - A Chinese Copy of the Range Rover Evoque ?

    We have all seen or even owned chinese copys of phones,GHd's watches etc but this takes the biscuit. The Range rover evoke costs in excess of £40k and the landwind about £14k can you tell the difference? see LandWind X7 - A Chinese Copy of the Range Rover Evoque - News for the...
  22. B

    Wind Farms

    Is it me or is this growth in wind farms just ridiculous? Doesn't this country have enough wind of its own without wasting electricity making more of it by running these big fans? Its a blatant Tory waste of the tax payers money ......
  23. Paul.M

    LED Window Display Problem?

    I've just finished a part rewire of an estate agents shop/office, part of the spec was to give the window display guys a feed via 2 x DB sockets for their LED window display as below. Each column is on its own driver via a plug from my supply. The supply is from a 2.5mm on a Squre D C16 MCB...
  24. D

    ground cable for power windows

    hey guys sorry for the noob questions. im trying to convert my manual windows to power by using this guide. DIY: Power windows in a 96-00 civic DX i have done everything except for grounding the cables and connecting a power source. I am currently stuck at grounding the cables. Do i cut the...
  25. W

    Infinity 8 Fire Alarm System and Velux KFX 100 Fire Window

    Hello Looking for some help regarding a job we are on at the mo, we have installed a Infinity 8 Fire Alarm Control Panel with break glass, smokes and detectors in a old Victorian house that's converted into five flats, they have just finished extending the property to accommodate for a fifth...
  26. B

    Industrial Wind Turbine Technician

    Hi guys, My first post so go easy on me. I am looking for anyone who is or has been employed by EDF ER as a wind turbine technician or junior technician. I have been invited for an interview and am really keen on the switch but would like to know what they are like to work for? The salary...
  27. T

    Window regulator motor, how can these two please

    Hi all I am replacing a window regulator on Mercedes c class and unfortunately the way it connects to the cars wiring is different from the old one. How can i connect these two/marry them up without causing a problem in the system Thanks
  28. T

    nissan navara d22 electric window.

    the rh rear door electric window on my Nissan navara only goes down when you press the switch (window will not go up) I removed the door trim panel and undone the harness connection and with a multimeter i checked for power while my mate pressed the switch on the drivers door and rear door up...
  29. M

    Clear Energy system wind ---high preasure ---- generators --- Cars &Home station

    Below fresh Idea how to solve Clean Energy Problem high preasure Air has got huge future Wind/Water Turbine--step 2 --high preasure ----step 3-- Air = fuel or Electric Energy air can be very easy trnsport by elastic pipe system zero Danger explosion and...
  30. B

    New three phase motor winding burn out

    We have been involved in the installation of a dust extraction system which is powered by a fairly large 3 phase motor (18A). The motor was pre-wire to a control box on the side of the extraction housing and the star/delta starter was also pre-wired. The only wiring that was required was the 2...
  31. P

    High Winds, panel movement.

    I am currently experiencing high winds and went out to look at the panels. I've got 2 arrays SE & SW. You can see the SW panels move up and down slightly when they are caught by a gust. Is small amount of movement acceptable or should they be motionless?
  32. C

    Windows 8 Can't use enter when writing posts!

    Hi all, just recently updated to windows 8 and for some reason I cannot use the 'Enter' function for starting a new sentence in posts! Any help would be very much appreciated.
  33. darkwood

    Bloody Hell its Windy!!!!

    Just driven over the highest Motorway in Britain and it bloody hard to drive ...Manchester M62 to Bradford was my trip.... i do like a challenge lol.. Ill tell you how windy it is at mo' just seen a women on the street and he E-Cig blew out :beatnik:
  34. F

    Off Grid pv /wind system

    Hi There, Can anybody give me a bit of advice , i'm looking at putting a small pv system on a stable block with a small wind generator, not sure if this system will need mcs registration , and also if there is any tariff , or is it a case of fitting system and using what you produce ! Thanks D
  35. W

    Domestic Tips for cutting a 4'' hole through single pane window

    Ok, so any tips on cutting a 4 inch hole through a single pane window?? Buy a diamond tip Blade, Hole cutter? Hire / Buy? Cheers Will
  36. M

    moggie 52 year old window fitter needs your help

    hi all,please help.i am doing the city&guilds 3265 17th edition electrical course, I have been a double glazing window fitter for 25 years. all the heavy lifting has taken its toll,and doctors have told me my right elbow can not take anymore. I have always wanted to be an electrician,hence my...
  37. J


    I was awoken in the early hours by a loud crashing noise, I looked out of the window but I couldn't see anything. Then at 7 am the neighbour knocked me up to tell me that my dog kennel had blown away....I went outside to investigate and it was gone....and so was the dog! This Scottish weather...
  38. M

    roof survey & wind calcs

    hi many thanks to guys who recommended BMG roof surveys, filled out forms sunday with photos emailed over sunday afternoon all calcs back today. one day turn around very happy.
  39. D

    3 phase motor current calculation - from winding resistance

    Hi, hopefully someone can help or put me straight on this. i have a 3 phase/415v motor which is 11kw - 15kw, 15A - 28A depending what voltage is applied in either star or delta. measured the winding resistance which is 0.55ohms between the 3 phases. now i do think this winding resistance is...
  40. M

    Newbuild Domestic Electricans Required Swindon and Sout Bristol Areas

    Hi There, We are a medium sized electrical company who specialise in new build domestic installation. We have been established for well over 20 years and have built a steady supply of work, mainly for national house builders. We are based in North Gloucestershire and would like to find...
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