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Hi all,

anyone have a link for some generic PAT certificates I could download for my own use, thanks in advance,

Si.
 
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sivoodoo

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he he, cheers dave, i could too but its midnight, just thought there might be a nice shiny set of certs lying around unwanted!
 
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DaveC1337

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I know nothing about electrics, well the plug has three things coming from it .. and my power supply unit of my computer is 520w LOL, I'm good at design tho.

Could you help me with something tho ?
 
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DaveC1337

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This may seem crazy, but I'm wondering how many adapters I can have in the one socket. Say could i have a 10 way adapter then ten 4 way adapters coming off it ? whats the maximum
 
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sivoodoo

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depends whats plugged into them and what circuit type its on, a simple rule of thumb could be to add up all the power been used, it may tell you on the appliance how many watts it uses, then use the formular amps=watts/volts.
ie. if you add up all the appliances and its say 1300 Watts then the answer would be 1300/240= 5.5 amps.
Though i wouldnt recomend what you have, lol!
 
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DaveC1337

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Right thanks .. is there anyway of backwards calculating ? or changing the amp of an adapter ?

What I'm tring to do is hold a computer event in a local community center, There will be 30+ computers. Wondering what i can do about the power.
 
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sivoodoo

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a typical pc and monitor uses about 100 watts of power, so times 30 would be 3000 watts, 3000/240 would pull about 16 amps, if all this was conected to a 32 amp ring main I dont see a problem. It all depends on the state of the supply in the community center and what other appliances are been used.
How many sockets are available?
Much better to conect the computers from individual sockets on the walls than run everything from one socket, spread the load evenly.
Some of the more experienced guys on here will be able to give you more information.
 
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DaveC1337

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So how would you get more amps out of an adapter socket ? with a fuse ? would this be safe ?
 
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sivoodoo

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you dont get more amps.
You have a fuse on the main fuse board, it may be rated at 32A or 20 A 0r 16A, if you pull more power than the main fuse is rated at it will trip or blow depending on the type of fuse.
If you were to uprate the fuse, then there would be a problem with the cable, the fuse ultimately protects the cable, most ring mains would commonly use a cable capable of supplying a set capacity say no more than 32A, if you were to stick in a 50A fuse the cable would get hot and may catch fire.
Uprating the fuse is never recomended.
Using a bigger cable would be the safe way to pull more power, but that owuld not be practicable without rewiring the comumity center.

If you are unsure I advise you to bring an electrician along to look at the electrical instalation and advise you on your best options.
Be safe.
 
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DaveC1337

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Thanks so much for your help .. that calculations just solved the hole thing, with working it out ya know.. thanks a lot man, mean it.
 
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sivoodoo

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No problem, always best to ask than burm to death, seriously though, get a spark down just to check, and good luck!!
 
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roboze

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hello all,

Anyone know where i can dowload blank pat testing forms, i've searched but i'm damned if i can find any!!

Many thanks

Rob
 
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acat

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Dont know if it helps but they are all in the back of the code of practice book from the iee that you used for the C&G examthey start at page 115





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