Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Making Life Easier Remotely with Lightwave RF

Playing around with another wireless control system with lots of features, lighting and power, heating & security etc. First downside, if you are thinking of retro fit, that may not be possible if you dont have deep back boxes. Will be experimenting further with the in line option.......

Saturday, 5 July 2014

How big does a cable need to be....

To get 400 amps from one side of this picture to the other (110 metres) ?


4 guys, 10 metres up with 2 scissor lifts. Military procedures were used , including the shouting, and a day and half later ,it's in! 
Bravo us ! 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Huston, we have a problem...

Got a call from a builder....."We have taken a wall down, & for some reason the power keeps tripping out. Can you come and have a look?"
It keeps tripping you say?
Do you think!?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Reasons to be worried...... Part 2

Ever wondered if moisture is an issue on installation? Well, GeWiss ip rated boxes have a handy indicator to let you know.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Reasons to be worried..... Part 1

On isolating a 630 amp main switch in a main switch room, we discovered the switch wasn't disconnecting,  and therefore wouldn't allow the door to be opened. So we had to switch off the main ACB & bypass the lock lever to gain access. On finding the fuse carrier had arced itself together,  we decided to condem it and remove the fuses. The look on my colleagues face tells you how concerned we were to need nothing other than fingers to loosen off the bolts!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Renting & Common Sense with Electricity.

Are you a landlord? If so, you should have been advised to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report done for your own peace of mind. But if you think you are competent enough to do your own work but not actually qualified to, DEFINITELY GET IT CHECKED! This is just one of multiple errors found in a DIY landlords property,  which also included no RCD protection on the shower. A huge no no!

Friday, 24 January 2014

Is Electrical Fixed Wire Testing Important?

With product quality being reduced to bring down manufacturing costs and increase company profits,
It is becoming more and more important to have seemingly "unnecessary" work carried out (AKA Jobs For The Boys!). Most of the time, we generally find a loose termination is the worst fault in the system. But it was a loose termination that caused this meltdown in the photo. 
The heat was so intense from the board that was faulty, that it melted the board above it. Consequently, it destroyed everything between, so all the metering equipment needed to be replaced.
This left the client homeless for over 2 weeks as the incoming supply company and the metering company are separate entities, & they dont talk to each other. That is all down to you.   
So, in my eyes, yes. It is important!