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Hi to everyone, I'm new on the forum and a almost a new in this world too. I got my full qualifications done in April but never done any job yet.
So I'll try to explain the situation in the best way I can

3 double light holder on the outside of a wall are on a single way switch. The switch is on a 6 way gang for other inside light.
All the floor light are on B20 RDC, all the fuse board has been changed 5 years ago on 17th edition.

The problem become when, randomly, the lights outside are on and the RCD trips. Doesn't seem to be any particular time/load that let the RCD to trip. Can be all the lights on together or that one outside only on and the RCD trips. But not every time does happen. Same time happen once a day a some time 15.
I checked if the lights holder are in short somehow. Line and CPC are insulated correctly from each other. All the 6 bulbs are brand new and all correctly working too.
I tried to bypass the cable between the switch and the lights with a flying cable. No difference.
Tried to leave one bulb at time but no difference, still tripping.
Does anybody have any idea about it.
THANK YOU ALL
 
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Early days, hasn't got all the kit yet. Possibly just helping a friend sort an issue put? Doesn't sound like he's installed anything so no testing needed as far as that goes.

OP, am I right?
 
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Early days, hasn't got all the kit yet. Possibly just helping a friend sort an issue put? Doesn't sound like he's installed anything so no testing needed as far as that goes.

OP, am I right?
Absolutely correct. I just replaced a like to like bulb, witch broke few weeks ago
 
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Btw the cables are 5 years old. They don't carry more than 300W and I don't think they get degraded so quickly with so little load. They are 2 and E 1,5mm between the holders and the switch and 2 and E 2.5 to the MB.
Just my opinion.
 
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You say that you have dried lights with a hair drier,
I would be amazed if this fault has nothing to do with water ingress.
The fact you have dried them suggests they were wet.
Also, could there be a junction box somewhere full of water?
 

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I still think that then OP would be be wise to wait for the delivery of his MFT before proceeding.
 
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