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  2. SPECIAL LOCATION

    Euros / footie

    From my limited football knowledge... (My son-in-law is an AVID football fan & teaching my grand-daughter to appreciate the game, [she's not yet 2!!]) I am guessing that a majority of Sottish fans are going home happy to sleep well tonight... Whereas the vast majority of English fans are going home thinking..... What happened there?????
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    Solar PV repair quote.

    (1) Welcome to the forum. (2) Yes I would say your question is in the right place. (3) I haven't got a clue about your problem, as me & Solar are about as probable as Boris Johnson speaking at a Labour Party Conference!! (4) Have a few forum Beers/or Wine.. . Then wait for Binky to return from his normal daily workload managing all of his customers who pay him money to keep the bills paid! As Solar & Binky are joined together like the words of the old song.. "Love & Marriage or Horse & Carriage" Or.. like "fish & chips"... They are just a 100% perfect match for each other!!
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    RCD Plug Trip

    This is a very important point that UNG mentioned.. and you MUST keep it in consideration when trying to establish why an RCD is "randomly" tripping.. Your RCD is most probably a 30ma device that MUST operate when it detects a leakage current of 30ma or greater.. But must NOT operate if it detects a leakage current of 15ma or less.. And RCD's tripping can be due to a combination of more than one item failing.. NOT just a single cause! i.e. Some appliances have what is known as "natural leakage" where a small amount of electrical current will flow to earth during normal usage.. So.. If you have four appliances that all have 9 milliamps of natural leakage... individually they must NOT trip an RCD... But if all four are all on simultaneously connected via the same RCD the RCD must trip, as 4x 9ma = 36ma.. And any three appliances all on simultaneously "will probably" trip a 30ma RCD, as 3x 9ma = 27ma.. (but possibly may not trip the RCD) Or any two appliances on simultaneously "could possibly" trip a 30ma RCD, as 2x 9ma = 18ma, which is greater than the 15ma minimum operating threshold!! Basically.. It may not always be just a single fault cause you are looking for! Any half-decent electrician will have meters that can measure the actual tripping currents of RCD's and other meters than can measure leakage currents... which can give some very useful hints as to the best direction to investigate and solve the actual cause.. It's not impossible for DIY investigations to work out an RCD tripping problem... But is can be a bit of a "Pi55ing-in-the-wind" exercise, which is not always successful!!!
  5. Sarah mazey

    Range master 90

    The main fan oven light will not turn off there are no switches for it usually it only turns on while using the oven I'm not sure if I'm on the right page but can anyone please give any advice
  6. Blockhead

    Solar PV repair quote.

    Hello. I'm a newbie on here so hope I'm posting in the correct place and hope someone may be able to offer some advice! About 3 years ago I had an extension built and had to move two PV panels to accommodate the new roof joining the existing one. I have 16 panels (thin film, installed in 2014) in 4 strings (I think!, there's 8 cables down to 2). I moved the two panels and joined them into the other panels. The array has, in my opinion, worked fine since. Then a couple of weeks ago I noticed the array was not producing any power on the inverter (SMA sunny boy SB2000 HF30). I asked a local electrician / solar installer to troubleshoot my problem. He tested the array from the last two T joints, so assuming 2 strings at a time, and identified an imbalance of voltage between the two. He asked if there had been any modifications and I told him I had altered the panels a few years previous but it had been ok until a couple of weeks ago. There followed a lot of tutting and headshaking and telling me I shouldn't have touched them and lucky I didn't burn the house down!! Fair play...I've got broad shoulders, I can take a telling off (which I did). His theory is, because there is an imbalance due to my intervention in 2018, that that has probably damaged the inverter. He has quoted me £900 plus vat to put scaffolding up to take the panels off, check for damaged / burnt connectors, re-connect them correctly and if the inverter is damaged another £650 plus vat. I have no problem with the chap, came recommended and has good customer reviews, so no doubt about his credentials. Not sure if its worth doing, just under 2k will take me up to 5 years to get my money back by FiT. Does each string have to be the same voltage as the other strings? Can the inverter sense an imbalance when the voltage comes down to 2 cables, surely there is only one voltage when it gets to the inverter? Could it just be the inverter has packed up? Would appreciate any advice/opinions on this....thanks.
  7. Fleeting

    Euros / footie

    To win would guarantee promotion to the knock out stage but they seem to be lost in how to achieve this, I was in the end routing for Scotland to score. I like Gareth Southgate but he seems to have a deck of cards in which no matter how he shuffles them he doesn't seem to be able find a winning solution.
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    Euros / footie

    I am no big footie expert.... But I will watch the big Euro/World Cup/FA Cup final type matches.. And to my lay-mans view.. I got the impression that Scotland were far more passionate to ensure they tried to win and definitely didn't loose! Whereas, England with one win in the bag, seemed to think they had no urgency to even try and win!
  9. Fleeting

    Euros / footie

    Football isn't really my bag anymore even though I spent much of my youth in the late 70s and early 80s on the terraces at White Hart Lane. What English footballers lack in my opinion is passion to win for their country as opposed to personal gain which is opposite of the players of the successful nations. Maybe I am wrong.
  10. Murdoch

    Euros / footie

    too late …… that said England very lucky to get a draw, they always make things difficult for themselves
  11. Fleeting

    Euros / footie

    I have edited my post in hindsight so apologies if it caused offence.
  12. Murdoch

    Problem with New Solar Installation

    Welcome. fingers crossed @binky will be along at some point
  13. Murdoch

    Euros / footie

    spoken by a truly arrogant NIC AC
  14. Fleeting

    Euros / footie

    I am English but for the last thirty minutes was praying Scotland would score they would have deserved it.
  15. Pauline McDouall

    Problem with New Solar Installation

    Good evening I am hoping you may have come across a similar problem We have just had a 6k solar panel array i with 4.8 battery pack installed The panels have worked well, but from day one, the batteries did not charge. They were at 20% when the electrician left and did not change. We did not export anything in the day and only exported 1kwh each night, whilst downloading 3kwh from the grid each night. I found this strange and although I contacted the company they said it was normal. I could not understand why the inverter was showing so much usage. I spent one day only boiling a couple of kettles so that I could see how long it took the batteries: to charge but they did not. Then I noticed that the more sun and more solar power, the higher the usage became, even though we only had two fridges and freezers running. Eventually someone called me and told me to turn the clamp that is on the red electric wire. I did this and the battery charged, but it does not discharge. I turned the clamp and the battery discharges at an alarming rate as the usage started to climb as the battery was used. I turned the clamp back and that night, the battery was charged, using 4kw from the grid, but that night we sent 3kwh back to the grid. Next day, turned the clamp again. The batteries charged. The usage went up and down as the solar panels produced more/less and if I turn the oven on or any other appliance, the usage goes down and the output to the grid goes up. Last night I left the clamp in its new position. The batteries were full at 10pm. No solar being produced, no usage of electric shown and we were exporting to the grid (on the inverter display) Overnight we used 1kwh from the grid and exported 0.2kwh. these reading from the grid meter and the meter put in by the solar people that shows import and export. The solar people will not come out. Someone was supposed to arrive last night but did not. Help appreciated Thank you
  16. Happy days!....the Tooling I was referring to was for the 6150 plugs i hink the port conchs were 25D pin.....but it was a while ago Ty n there was Singer Computers......system10? Or maybe system X? Bought out by ICL and created System 25? Connected withXLR microphone sockets? fun fact....we built a patch panel from scratch and to make it match the ICL colours we found that Datsun Brick Red was the same!
  17. Murdoch

    Euros / footie

    Not normally a football fan but when our national sides are involved I do watch it well done to Wales who will be the better team this evening? England or Scotland
  18. Maynooth (Ireland), 16th June 2021 - Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced its participation in the DCs for Bees Orchards in the Community in association with Host In Ireland. The programme will see more than 1,000 orchards planted in Ireland in November to encourage biodiversity and protect endangered pollinators. Trees including Victoria plum, Conference pear, and apple will create 'priority habitats’ for bees, which are a vital contributor to crop pollination and indicator of biodiversity. The orchard project comes on the back of Schneider Electrics commitment to the DCs for Bees Pollinator Plan. The Pollinator Plan is a collective plan of action initiated by Host In Ireland and executed by 48 partners from the data centre industry. It aims to save Ireland's declining bee population and ensure its survival for future generations, along with other endangered species such as flying insects and butterflies. Schneider Electric Ireland has pledged a total of 200 orchards, each with 5 mixed fruit trees which will create much needed early season food for bees and the rich ecosystem of biodiversity that orchards support. Schneider Electric's involvement in the project is led by Katie Mills, Head of Sustainable Development & Innovation, cementing the company's commitment to sustainability and preserving biodiversity. "At Schneider Electric, we are always searching for ways to drive sustainable change. This project encompasses all our values, and we are delighted to be advocates of such a pressing issue in our local communities and worldwide. Schneider Electric's participation in the programme fits perfectly with our wider mission to put sustainability at the heart of progress, as well as providing great spaces like orchards for the community to enjoy and experience nature," said Chris Collins, Country President at Schneider Electric, Ireland. "The beauty of this initiative is that any business can get involved. Thirty percent of Ireland's 99 bee species are under threat of extinction, and it's down to everyone to act. We're looking forward to watching these trees grow and help to restore and protect bee populations along with other ecologically important species," said Gary Connolly, Founder of Host In Ireland. Planting will begin in November at the start of the dormant season. Every orchard planted will be included in an annual fruit crop count, with fruit expected to start growing within its first year. -ENDS- About Schneider Electric Schneider's purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. www.se.com Brand: Schneider Electric Topic: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Synchronization sites: www.voltimum.ie Teaser: The DCs for Bees Orchards in the Community Project to make Ireland more pollinator-friendly and support the survival of our pollinators for future generations Type: Industry News Date of publication: 16/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  19. Introduction Consumer units that comply with BS EN 61439-3: 2012 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies are intended to be operated by ordinary persons. As such, are not typically fitted with any type of locking mechanism for the front lid as shown in Fig 1. To gain access to the fuses or circuit-breakers, the lid is easily lifted without requiring the use of a tool or key. Fig 1 Typical metal-clad consumer unit used in domestic premises Protection against electric shock Typically, a new consumer unit is provided with a full complement of circuit-breakers, any that are unused are normally marked as spare ways to accommodate any future work. Where extra circuit-breakers are not fitted, leaving gaps in the opening, and live parts contained within are accessible and uninsulated, a blanking plate as shown in Fig 1 must be fitted. However, where the internal bus-bar(s) are insulated and there are no exposed hazardous live parts accessible to the touch, a blanking plate is not strictly necessary. The insulation on the bus-bar provides the provision for basic protection under normal conditions and as such acts as a barrier (416.1). Regulation 416.2.1 states that where the lid of a consumer unit or other such enclosure can be opened without the use of a tool or key, there shall be a secure barrier preventing persons coming unintentionally into contact with live conductive parts. The degree of protection for the insulating barrier shall be to IPXXB or IP2X, and shall be sufficiently secured as to need a tool or key for removal. Manufacturers of consumer units produce a range of different styles of blanking plates which can be of metal or plastic construction. There is no regulatory requirement for the blanking plates to be of metal construction, since they are intended to be mounted inside a consumer unit, with a closed lid, which should comply with Regulation 421.1.201. The illustrations in Fig 2 show some of the more common types of blanking plates in use today. Fig 2 Typical examples of blanking plates in common usage Blanking methods of the type shown by a) and b) cannot be removed without first removing the cover plate of the consumer unit. This would require the use of a tool, invariably a screwdriver. The blanks shown should satisfy the requirements of Regulations 412.2.2.3 and 416.2.1 and provide unskilled persons with adequate protection against the risk of electric shock, when lifting the lid to re-set circuit-breakers or replace fuses. However, whilst the clip-in blanking plate of Fig 2 c) does not require the use of a tool to place it into position, it does require a certain degree of force to ensure both top and bottom clips are securely located, and an almost equal amount of force is required to remove the clip. Where the clips of the barrier plate shown in Fig 2c) are worn, damaged or loose and no longer provide a secure fit, they should be replaced with those supplied by the manufacturer of the consumer unit to maintain the required degree of protection against unintentional contact with hazardous live parts. The use of insulation tape to secure loose blanking plates or for the sealing of gaps within the front cover is not considered acceptable in providing suitable protection from contact with live parts. International Protection (IP) code Regulation 416.2.1 requires the insulating barrier to have a degree of protection to IPXXB or IP2X. IP2X – this defines the degree of protection required to prevent access to hazardous live parts with fingers and to protect the equipment inside the enclosure against the ingress of solid foreign objects. Protection against the ingress of water is not required. Full details of the testing criteria can be found in BS EN 60529: 1992+A2: 2013 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code). Basically, to verify there can be no contact with hazardous parts, there should be clearance when a test finger of 12 mm diameter has penetrated 80 mm deep into the enclosure. A second check is made to verify that it should not be possible for solid foreign objects, spherical in shape and larger than 12.5 mm in diameter cannot fully penetrate the enclosure at any point. IPXXB – this means protection against ingress of solid foreign objects and water is not required and access to hazardous live parts is protected for incidental contact with fingers. The test for compliance is made with the standard test finger as for IP2X. Periodic inspection Where a non-compliance with Regulation 416.2.1 is detected during a periodic inspection, and it is the considered judgement of the inspector that the use of simple blanking plates is inadequate, the inspector must clearly state the Regulation pertaining to the non-conformance. The inspector should describe the risk presented to the user of the installation within the Observations and Recommendations for actions to be taken of the Report (for example Part 6 of DPN18). On the Schedule of Items Inspected, a suitable code would be entered under the heading: 4: Consumer unit(s) / Distribution board(s); 4.3 Condition of enclosure(s) in terms of IP rating. The actual code entered would be based upon the risk presented to the users of the installation. Where it is found that there are lids and/or blanks missing and direct contact with live parts is possible, the risk of direct contact may require a Classification code C1 and possibly, issue of a danger notice. Such a potential risk of electrical shock would need to be rectified and made safe upon discovery. However, where a blank is missing or appears inadequate, but it is not possible for persons to come into contact with live parts, then no code need be issued. A comment will need to be provided to clarify the Classification code given. Such a comment with details may be something similar to that shown in Fig 3. PART 6: OBERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN Item No Observation(s) Code Location Reference ( 1 ) Inadequate IP rating for blanks in relation to IP2X or IPXXB, Regulation 416.2.1 ( ) Consumer unit Fig 3 Comment given for a non-compliance detected Summary The fitting of appropriate blanking plates in consumer units is usually necessary in order to comply with Regulation 416.2.1. Preferably, the blanking plates should be of the type requiring a tool or key to remove them. However, this doesn’t preclude the use of clip-in types often provided with new consumer units, providing they have been fitted in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and provide a secure barrier to the live parts inside the enclosure. The blanking plates need not necessarily be manufactured out of steel; they can be of plastic construction. It must be borne in mind that protection against fire propagation is provided by the non-combustible enclosure of the consumer unit in accordance with Regulation 421.1.201. Where non-compliance is detected during a visual inspection as part of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, an appropriate Classification code pertaining to the level of risk is entered and details provided for actions to be taken. Brand: NICEIC Topic: Distribution Equipment including Cable Management Thumbnail image: Teaser: The aim of this article is to assist the contractor when selecting appropriate types of blanking plates to be used in domestic consumer units, so that Regulation Group 416.2 – Barriers or enclosures is met. It also provides guidance on the recording details to be used where a non-compliance with Regulation 416.2.1 is identified during a visual inspection as part of a periodic report. Type: Technical Articles Date of publication: 18/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  20. 6150 - I cut my teeth on the AT&T 3B Series, Fortune 32:16, Altos and of course the IBM PC. I then specialized on the IBM 6150 which was IBM's foray into the Unix (AIX) world followed by the RS6000 which was used to beat Garry Kasporov at Chess using a special AI program. (Big Blue) Token Ring - (Yes) and there was also the Hub Port Concentrators. - I think you are referring to Async Port concentrators for dumb V24 connected terminals. Connectors that there was no Tooling for Thick ethernet beesting taps. - I think you mean Vampire Taps for Thick Ethernet (10base5) Although credit goes to Rank Xerox who invented ethernet and were the first to use the technology to link computers. They are also responsible for "The mouse" and GUI Interfaces we all use today. Steve Job's from Apple pinched it off them. IBM can also be credited with the following... ATM (Where you get your cash from) DRAM (Memory Chips) Electronic Key Punch Financial Swaps Floppy Disks Hard Disks Magnetic Stripe Card (You have on your bank cards) Relational Database SQL RISC (IBM 6150 and RS6000) The Bar Code VM (Virtual Machine) Now superseded by Docker Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  21. What is a fire alarm zone plan? A zone plan is a layout of a building highlighting the areas of fire detection zones. The main purpose of a zone plan is to be able to immediately identify where any potential fire may have occurred. A zone plan shows the layout of the building and clearly highlights the separate fire alarm zones to help evacuations in an emergency situation. The zone plan should also include: Building levels Escape routes and final exits (exits that open out into a place of safety, such as a car park or concourse) Circulation areas (corridors, stairs, lifts etc) A “You are here” sign so that visitors and employees can map out their exit route Why do I need a fire alarm zone plan? Under BS5839-1:2017, it is essential that all buildings with a fire alarm system have an up to date, accurate zone plan. It should be clear and in the correct orientation of the building, with a ‘you are here’ sign indicating your exact location. An accurate, up-to-date plan, such as that provided by ESP, helps the fire service by quickly directing them to the origin of the raised alarm. It saves valuable time in both genuine and false activations. The standard states that zone plans are required on every system of any size and should also be noted as a major non-compliance during routine maintenance, when they are not displayed on existing installations. This gives the installer or maintenance provider the responsibility to then give details to the customer of how they can obtain zone plans for each CIE position on their system, to ensure compliance. What are the requirements of a fire alarm zone plan? According to the British Standards, all zone plans must be diagrammatic to be fit for purpose. They should be close to the fire alarm panel and accurately indicate the orientation of the building. Where do I need a fire alarm zone plan? The zone plan should be situated adjacent to the CIE (Control Panel). This ensures the fire service can be quickly directed to the location of a fire. In an event of a false alarm, this can also help identify the service provider of any problems within the detection area. How do I get a fire alarm zone plan? As each building is different there is no ‘one-size fits all’ fire alarm zone plan template. As part of ESP’s fire design service, the company will work with clients to supply a fire zone plan unique to each individual premises. Designed to the highest standard, ESP’s zone plans can be supplied as a framed hard copy or issued electronically for printing and framing as required. For further information, contact ESP on 01527 515150, email info@espuk.com or visit www.espuk.com. Brand: ESP Thumbnail image: Teaser: A leading supplier of fire protection products, ESP is constantly developing solutions and offering advice on ways to keep up to date with the latest requirements. Here, product manager, Matt Parton, answers some simple questions about fire alarm zone plans. Type: Manufacturer News Main image(s): Date of publication: 18/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  22. Marshall-Tufflex has expanded its underfloor to desk range with a new collection of power and data modules. This new range includes standard power modules, USB charge points, data outlets and RCBO Units in various configurations, to cater for a wide variety of installation requirements and layouts. The range is available with Wieland GST 18/3 connectors and plugs, or with 20mm knockouts to enable “on-site” hard wiring. Also available in a new six gang version. Committed to providing the best possible solutions for its customers, the company has also implemented a number of product improvements to strengthen the entire underfloor to desk range. This includes upgrades to its Raised Floor Boxes, such as a new tougher trim for increased durability in areas with heavier traffic. Additional knockouts in the base for improved data cabling access have also been incorporated, as well as new data connections to meet higher data cable specifications. RCD switched sockets have also been updated in line with the latest product standards and a new four compartment version is now available. Finally, to improve installation times and convenience, MT32 Floor Boxes are now available pre-wired, with MT32 Connectors and fitted with the updated RCD sockets. Jon Chamberlain, Commercial Director at Marshall-Tufflex says, “We have responded to customer feedback regarding requirements on-site, and developed our products to meet changing standards, product requirements, and improve installation time. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and we will continue to put our customers first when it comes to innovation and development.” For more information on the range, the Underfloor to Desk brochure has been updated with all the new products and designs. To view, please visit www.marshall-tufflex.com. Brand: MARSHALL-TUFFLEX LTD Thumbnail image: Teaser: Leading supplier of cable management solutions Marshall-Tufflex has strengthened its underfloor to desk offering with a new collection of power and data modules as well as improvements across the range. The launch further underpins the company’s commitment to offering a wide choice of excellent, robust products for its customers. Type: Manufacturer News Main image(s): Date of publication: 18/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  23. The Government plans for the new ‘UKCA’ Mark to entirely replace the established EU ‘CE’ product Mark across the country by the end of this year. The aim of both CE and UKCA marking is to show that products meet essential health, safety and environmental protection legislation. However, the problem with the limited transition period is being exacerbated by the lack of UKCA Approved Bodies and available capacity in current Certification bodies and product testing facilities to reliably verify that existing or new products meet the UKCA criteria. As such, if any UK manufactured or imported engineering services product that needs to show these essential features cannot display a UKCA mark by the end of 2021 this will leave manufacturers and installers, clients and the public dealing with serious quality and contractual issues. In some product categories, industry is estimating that 64 years’ worth of retesting will be required, and we currently only have 7 months. The issue affects a vast swathe of installed engineering products for both the domestic and commercial sectors, and it could lead to an array of installation cancellations, delays and contractual problems for the supply chain and its customers. Actuate UK members cover the whole process of planning for, testing and installing these products and they are concerned that this could bring the industry to a standstill, while it is still recovering from the pandemic. To avoid the looming crisis, and help with a sensible transition to UKCA marking, Actuate UK is working with others across the construction and services industries and requesting that the government continues to recognise the CE mark until at least the end of 2022. Actuate UK adds that during this this time, products used in Great Britain should be allowed to bear either or both marks. CEO of Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) Russell Beattie explained: “This is not simply a question of manufacturers failing to prepare for a deadline and is inextricably linked with capacity within the still developing UKCA Approved Body cohort. Nor is this problem limited to our sector. At a time when businesses are trying to rebuild after the COVID 19 challenges the Government is urged to take the pragmatic step of extending the transition period. It is our understanding this has been done in the case of Medical Devices so there is sensible precedent for this.” Nick Mellor, Managing Director of Lift and Escalator Industry association (LEIA) added on how the issue is impacting the sector: “Under the new arrangements, a wide range of equipment placed on the Great Britain market from 1 January 2022 would need to be UKCA-marked. In many cases, where Approved Bodies are needed as part of the conformity process in place of EU Notified Bodies, there is a critical shortage of Approved Body capacity to deliver re-certification to UKCA rules by the end of this year. For lifts and safety components for lifts there is currently only one UK Approved Body able to undertake such certification, yet we have thousands of such components which we need to be able to use.” Tom Garrigan, Technical Director for Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) raises similar issues for other products: “One of the 21 Directives covering products being placed on the market is the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which is split into five AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) systems. There are particular issues surrounding AVCP system 3, as the assessment of products is handled differently to other systems due to the EU Notified Body or UK Approved Body being a test laboratory. The current arrangements require all products with an existing CE mark where testing has been carried out in the EU to be retested by a UK Approved Body by 31 December 21, assuming there is one with the relevant accreditations. As an example, there are 8 Notified Bodies in Europe testing heat emitters for CE marking purposes, and if we assume our European counterparts have a similar annual throughput of samples as ourselves, it’s estimated there is 64 years’ worth of retesting required in less than 7 months. A clear and urgent decision relating to the application of the UKCA mark to products is required to give manufacturers and UK Approved Bodies much needed time to prepare and comply.” Brand: ECA Thumbnail image: Teaser: Leading engineering services sector body Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and standard marking is not resolved. It asks for an extension of the transition time to the new arrangements to avoid delays and allow all products to be tested and accredited. Type: Industry News Main image(s): Date of publication: 18/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  24. The Roadshow is a networking and CPD event for like-minded people in the industry, open to both members and non-members free of charge. On the day of the events support will be available including on-site technical, training and membership advice. View the schedule of dates and locations below: PRESTON 1st September 2021 DURHAM 2nd September 2021 HULL 5th October 2021 COVENTRY 6th October 2021 BRACKNELL 27th October 2021 SWANSEA 28th October 2021 DARTFORD 10th November 2021 NORWICH 11th November 2021 MILTON KEYNES 1st December 2021 CHESTERFIELD 2nd December 2021 CORNWALL 9th February 2022 EXETER 10th February 2022 ROMFORD 9th March 2022 BRIGHTON 10th March 2022 Supporting partners; NAPIT Trade Association, NAPIT Insurance, Megger, EPSON, Hager, Scolmore, Surge Protection Devices, GARO, CHINT, AICO, DEHN, eSales Hub, BASEC and TradePoint will be joining each event and on the day visitors can browse the latest products and services, receive live demos and take away free gifts. Mike Andrews, NAPIT’s Group Chief Executive commented: “We are looking forward to re-opening the doors to our NAPIT EXPO Technical Roadshow and meeting our members face to face again this Autumn, following the go ahead from the Government providing it is safe to do so. It has been a tough year, so getting out to network with like-minded industry professionals will be a welcomed change. Visitors at our events can expect on-site technical, training and membership advice as well as exclusive technical CPD masterclasses hosted by our experts. It won’t be one to miss!” As always, the Technical Roadshows are FREE to attend for both NAPIT members and non-members. All visitors will receive a digital CPD certificate of attendance. The new seminar schedule will be announced soon. Book your free ticket: http://www.napitexpo.co.uk/events/ All relevant COVID Health & Safety protocols will be adhered to making both the exhibitor and visitor experiences as safe as possible. Should restrictions change nearer the time NAPIT will continue to keep visitors informed of any date amendments. Brand: NAPIT Thumbnail image: Teaser: In anticipation of events set to take place again later this year, NAPIT have officially released the rescheduled dates and locations for the NAPIT EXPO Technical Roadshow for 2021/22. Type: Industry News Main image(s): Date of publication: 18/06/2021 Target group: Voltimum View the full article
  25. UNG

    RCD Plug Trip

    There can be any number of reasons why an RCD trips with the trip frequency you state is it an odd random trip or has it become progressively more frequent indicating a developing fault Other observations you could make, does it trip more if it rains or if you use a particular appliance, it could be that the cumulative earth leakage of a number of appliances is the cause Generally faults like this need the right test equipment to locate the fault which means getting an electrician in
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