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So last night I noticed that the Socket behind the TV was not working. Plugged in my Kewtech plug tester and nothing. So turned off the MCB for the downstairs sockets. Undone the Socket and its been spurred using new colours from the 13A FCU. Changed the 13A fuse in the FCU, checked the cables and nothing seems out of the ordinary.

There is a socket below that which is wired in Old Colours, which has been there forever. I am just wondering if there is an issue with the FCU, or the wiring itself.

Screwed it all back and then turned the MCB back on. Our house is currently wired in Old Colours, with a Square D CCU. Anyway plugged my socket tester in and again nothing. Would anyone have any ideas what it could be?

Is there any test equipment I could buy to allow me to do some testing, other than a Test Metre as i don't have a lot of money at the moment.
 

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So last night I noticed that the Socket behind the TV was not working. Plugged in my Kewtech plug tester and nothing. So turned off the MCB for the downstairs sockets. Undone the Socket and its been spurred using new colours from the 13A FCU. Changed the 13A fuse in the FCU, checked the cables and nothing seems out of the ordinary.

There is a socket below that which is wired in Old Colours, which has been there forever. I am just wondering if there is an issue with the FCU, or the wiring itself.

Screwed it all back and then turned the MCB back on. Our house is currently wired in Old Colours, with a Square D CCU. Anyway plugged my socket tester in and again nothing. Would anyone have any ideas what it could be?

Is there any test equipment I could buy to allow me to do some testing, other than a Test Metre as i don't have a lot of money at the moment.
Is the FCU live? any idea where it is spurred from?
 

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Where does the FCU wire to?

Ok. Pete beat me to it. And his is better English and more understandable... :disappointed:
 
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The FCU is for an outside light. But the switch is broke. So I can’t turn it on to see if there is power going to it.

I may buy a new switch. Then see what happens with the new fcu in place.
 

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The FCU is for an outside light. But the switch is broke. So I can’t turn it on to see if there is power going to it.

I may buy a new switch. Then see what happens with the new fcu in place.
That's different information from your opening post, it intimates that the faulty socket us fed from the FCU! Start again shall we? where is the faulty socket outlet fed from?
 
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That's different information from your opening post, it intimates that the faulty socket us fed from the FCU! Start again shall we? where is the faulty socket outlet fed from?
I’m just adding more information. To my original post. The socket is fed from the FCU. The FCU is for an outside light.
 

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I’m just adding more information. To my original post. The socket is fed from the FCU. The FCU is for an outside light.
Hi mate.
Ok, the bust socket is fed from the FCU. Where does the FCU get it's feed from?
 

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You could get a cheap digital meter.
So you are an electrical trainee?
 

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I’m just adding more information. To my original post. The socket is fed from the FCU. The FCU is for an outside light.
Does the feed for the SO come from the load side, or the feed side of the fcu.
 

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I’m just adding more information. To my original post. The socket is fed from the FCU. The FCU is for an outside light.
You said you swapped the 13A fuse in the FCU that's what threw me, why did you do that? if its feeding the outside light?
 
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RDB85

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You said you swapped the 13A fuse in the FCU that's what threw me, why did you do that? if its feeding the outside light?
Just because it was so old the light. It was more a process of elimination. I can say that it was a brand new fuse.
 

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as you are a trainee, i'll discount you £5 and let you watch. can't say fairer than that. :sunglasses:
 

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Currently studying at college my C&G courses. What would you recommend something like a Fluke T5-1000 be okay?
that would be OK for safe isolation and a rough guide as to voltage,amps and resistance measurements.
 

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don'y buy anything till you have asked advice on this forum, so many trainees have bought inapproriate tools that lie in a toolbox waiting for the plumber to nick, coz he don't know how they work but he wants one.
 
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don'y buy anything till you have asked advice on this forum, so many trainees have bought inapproriate tools that lie in a toolbox waiting for the plumber to nick, coz he don't know how they work but he wants one.
I always ask on here first before buying something especially test equipment as it’s expensive.
 

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a 2nd hand megger 1552/3 is cheap loads on ebay, but be sure it's calibrated and pay by paypal.
 

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