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  2. Ardet R

    Help please

    Because the supplied connection is a power supply with an integrated UK plug then the easiest solution would be to install, safely and in accordance with the wiring regulations, a light switch to supply and control a 30mA RCD protected socket outlet labelled to indicate the use only for the decking lights. To cut off the power supply and hard wire the lights would require a 230V to 12V LED driver, but the specification of the driver (ac, dc, constant current, constant voltage) would be down to the specification of the decking lights. Whether you need the 3A fused spur or not would depend on the rating of the circuit from which you were supplying the power.
  3. Today
  4. An East Lothian-based sole trader was today fined after a self-employed furniture maker was injured on their premises. View the full article
  5. Tom, Just for clarity. If you check, I didn't mention any BS's, I quoted the RRFSO, then there is CDM to consider, both of which are law. If the layout of the building and the design of the fire alarm system increases the danger to persons, then it's likely a breach of law, regardless of what any BS says. Then there are building regulations, which again are law, and they also, as it happens, guide readers for advice on compliance to the BS's. As HSE do with their HSR25 document guiding readers to BS 7671 for guidance on meeting the requirements of EAWR. So, whilst not law, I agree, the BS's would after the breach of law has been established, likely used as an assistant document to add weight to the prosecution, to illustrate how the duty holder failed in their legal responsibilities, and to illustrate that if they had followed the guidance then the situation likely would not have occurred. So again, until now, I have not mentioned any British Standards, if you look at my first post I cite RRFSO. I will repeat what I said earlier though. The normalisation of deviance is not acceptable, and must be challenged to save lives, prevent injury to persons and damage to property. Just because it's the norm, does not make it right. Eventually the rules will change. Just an example, the requirement for resistance of premature collapse of wiring systems has been a requirement since CDM first became law in 2007, however, it won't be fully implemented into BS 7671 until January 1st 2019. It's only had to be brought into BS 7671 because it was being ignored, and it killed people.
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  7. Solar mark

    Rising then decreasing pv output power cycles

    Just picked up the last feedback, thanks for that. i must admit when I got the call letting me know their was a problem, I was a bit cynical there was a problem as I had told him the advantage of having a monitoring device when his inverter is tucked away I the lift, in order to at least see everything is working ok. Anyway when I went round after finishing that days work it was about 5pm and the PV System is east facing and the irradiance level from the sun was going down as when I checke it was only about 200 wm and when I checked the inverter and the input from the panels the voltage was so steady, but I must admit I didn’t check the current and I could have swooped the strings over to see if the fault followed the string arrangement. The only thing was it wasn’t a planned visit and I had another one to go to. As far as the MC4 connections go, we were really careful pushing the mc4’s back together when we found the faulty connection, as we had the meter connected each time we re-connected each cable to check the connections we’re good, as you said just because you push the connectors in doesn’t mean you’ve got a good connection. Plus the Canadian Sokar MC4 convectors didnt make a clicking sound or feeling when you pushed them together. So I’ll call round tomorrow if the clients in and swop the strings over and spend a bit more time with my ammeter and see how we get on with it TTFN
  8. Murdoch

    Help please

    GU 3 is in my patch if you get stuck ....
  9. ProDave

    Help please

    They come with a transformer. You would need a switch, suitable cable, and connect them to an approporiate circuit, and make sure that circuit is rcd protected or make it so.
  10. I am looking to buy these lights CLICK HERE from amazon and want to wire them into a switch what would I need. Would I need a 240v to 12v transformer and a 3amp spur?
  11. you have a fault somewhere that needs fixed
  12. rapparee

    Brexit discussion anyone ??

    Well you could But the beer would be flat
  13. Murdoch

    Brexit discussion anyone ??

    I am not holding my breath .... you know when Tony Blair is lying ..... his lips are moving ...
  14. At my business, it appears a lighting circuit has failed. What happened was all the power tripped in one section of the building. I went to the RCD, I saw that the section was tripped and restored it. All the power came back on. Less than a minute later, the lights went off. I checked the RCD and nothing is tripped. Any suggestions? This happened about 2 months ago, and it just fixed itself. I don't know why, but to turn those lights on and off, we have to use one of those emergency lighting keys (that look like a 'tuning fork').
  15. There is a lot of talk of illegal practice, dangerous, etc. You have to be careful what words are used. BS-5839 is there as a best practice, a guideline. BS-5839 is not legally enforceable, there is no legal requirement for any one or any company to have a fire alarm. Insurance companies are the main drive for Fire Alarm Installations and maintenances, they say if you don’t have it we won’t insure you. Local Authorities also drive the installation and maintenance of fire alarms, you don’t have it they won’t pass the building as fit for purpose. However back to the original question, it is best practice to fit the fire panel or a fully functional repeater at the main point of entry for the Fire Brigade so see.
  16. Evans Electric

    110V Site Transformer for sale .

    Think I'll give it to my mate the chippie opposite ( Pat without the Hat ) .
  17. Evans Electric

    Brexit discussion anyone ??

    Murdo don't hold your breath for too long ...you can die from it you know!!!
  18. kerching

    Has anyone got .................

    Or put one into storage and use the 2 prismatic of mine in a 'discrete location' or tell them to stop being so faddy, suck it up buttercup, and swap ALL for LEDs!.....that should focus their minds
  19. Evans Electric

    Has anyone got .................

    Yep certainly do .... details emailed , my work is done , no idea who the customer is . As someone said , I'd have told him to remove all the others TBH.
  20. rapparee

    Has anyone got .................

    And now I see you did realise
  21. rapparee

    Has anyone got .................

    You do realise it is a twin?
  22. Evans Electric

    Has anyone got .................

    Thanks Rapparound I'm passing those details on to my partner .
  23. rapparee

    Wish.com - bargain or not?

    Absolutely correct We make Dimplex and Creda heaters, the only difference is the price and the sticker on the front. Exactly the same product. Same components made on the same production line made by the same people.
  24. Evans Electric

    Has anyone got .................

    Thanks for looking Kerch ...but the operative word was OPAL , never mind Thanks too Rapparound , operative word was Twin ....not to worry I promised I'd ask .
  25. rapparee

    Has anyone got .................

    If it is Thorn The link I provided is the answer. Download the data sheet. The photo is only representative of the range.
  26. kerching

    Has anyone got .................

    Never used an Ansell Flu used a lot of their Tornado LED fittings bought 10 marked fixings as per the template on the box ( hate those fittings that fix one aclip so you only have one shot at it....anyway) freaking template was out by about 200mm i was very impressed! once you know to ignore the MIs then it was fine 😉😖
  27. binky

    Wish.com - bargain or not?

    lets be honest, a lot of the 'good quality' stuff is the cheap stuff in a more expensive wrapper and box and an expensive sales campaign...
  28. rapparee

    Has anyone got .................

    Or Ansell?
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