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did my 2330 practical test the other day, got to the testing part of the exam and i had to explain what tests i was doing and how i was going to do it, anyway the first test was the r1+r2 of the lighting circuit.

so i removed the earth from the earth bar and connected it with the phase in the 6a breaker, the examiner said right im going to have to stop you there you have made a fatal error lol.

he then went on to say if i forgot to remove the earth and powered up then bang, which i allready knew, but that is the way we were taught to did it by college, but the examiner works for the same college but he says that is the wrong way, how stupid is that!

anyway i passed with a distincion say im happy :)
 
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Bane

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Congratulations mate. Well done.
 
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mullock

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i'm in the process of completing my 2330 course at the minute and we have been shown to remove both the phase and earth and join them using a connector block.
I can see this is a good idea for safety but no one has said you couldn't do it your way plus this is how it is demonstrated in the JTL books.
 
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Shakey

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in the OSG and GN3 it shows connecting a link between phase and the earth bar

Thats how i have always done it, and its how i show people how to do it!

and anyway, when you do you IR tests after the con checks, you would realise that the link is left in

Tell your tutor i will meet him outside, and he better bring his biggest mates!
 

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A connector block is safer I think, and thats how we were taught it. Some people put the link in, and some forget to take it out. So after testing and turning the board on infront of a customer. You can imagine there's a few red faces.
 
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wayne

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i agree with shakey the ir test will highlight your stupidity in leaving the link in
ive started taking things apart to find i forgot the link
 
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alex

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did my 2330 practical test the other day, got to the testing part of the exam and i had to explain what tests i was doing and how i was going to do it, anyway the first test was the r1+r2 of the lighting circuit.

so i removed the earth from the earth bar and connected it with the phase in the 6a breaker, the examiner said right im going to have to stop you there you have made a fatal error lol.


anyway i passed with a distincion say im happy :)

if he stopped you for a fatal error how did you get a distinction.:confused:


i wouldn have stuck the cpc in the mcb but used a link or a connector.
 
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bahco

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with regard to the distincion, the college told me to put the earth in the breaker, the examiner who works for the college told me it was a fatal error haha so i think the college need to take a look at there teaching methods.

anyway its a lesson learned, you never stop learning especially in this trade :)
 
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Shakey

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A connector block is safer I think, and thats how we were taught it. Some people put the link in, and some forget to take it out. So after testing and turning the board on infront of a customer. You can imagine there's a few red faces.
then they must have forgotten to do their IR tests well!!!

Which means they are not competent to test, and should consider sticking their meter on ebay!! either that OR FOLLOW WHAT THE BOOK TELLS YOU TO DO
 
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