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  2. Murdoch

    UPS , Shutters connection

    I think you are over complicating matters. if the only entrance to your garage is via an electric door, then you need to make sure that there is a mechanical method of opening it from the outside. Best you ask the garage door supplier. ive seen people have single electric door, no mechanical access and the fuseboard in the garage ...... then the only way in will be destroying the door when the fuseboard trips ....
  3. kat14allegro

    UPS , Shutters connection

    Good morning , I hope someone can help. I am planning to install domestic roller shutter onto our home. At first , I was going to appoint an electrician to run the wiring from the shutter motors to the lighting circuit, but then I realized that I need an emergency power supply, so shutters can be opened in case of a power cut. I will run individual wires from each motor to a UPS. I will have 8 shutters , 4 on each floor , 1 UPS upstairs and 1 downstairs. Smart UPS APC 1500IC 900w , Motors power is 2 x 120W and 2 x 90W per floor , I connected the alarm and the Home Automation CLU to the upstairs UPS too. Power connected per UPS is just over 50% of its capacity. UPS power IN is connected with a wall plug (with 6AMP fuse) and IEC C13 plug (rated at 10AMPs) from the wall socket to the UPS with 3 core 1.5mm wire. Power OUT - Each motor will have IEC C14 at the end to connect to the UPS. Ground is connected from the wall plug to C13 plug , and UPS has a separate screw for a ground which is also connected from C13 plug( I added an external wire to the plug )– all connected as per PIC1&PCI2) Motors come with 3 metre 4 core 0.75mm wire , installation manual show connection with 0.75mm to the roller shutters operating switch , then 1.5mm from the switch to the circuit. My installation is slightly different as it will be controlled by CLU and I need to extend the cable) Is there any issue with connecting the 0.75mm wire from the motor to a 1.5mm wire in a junction box to extend the length of the cable from 3m to around 9-10m, then this extended cable will be connected via C14 plug to the UPS?( I understand that regulation state that wire to the UPS should not be longer than 10m). Does the cable between UPS and the motor need any addition protection? My understanding is that Ups will protect the motor and the cable. Is the ground the UPS connected in a correct way (PIC1&PIC2)? Do I need any other protection at any point of my installation that I didn’t think about ? Am I right in thinking that if motors are connected to the UPS, I do not need NEC Cert for small alternation? Are there any regulation/ advise stating that UPS can not be placed close to Consumer unit or in the same room where hot water tank is ? I don’t really like having Ups in a room with water tank, but I am struggling to find another place for it. Temperature in this room is around 26 degrees with 40% humidity. I may move it to the loft next year, but first roof needs to be insulated, as at the moment temperature is around 9-10 degreed and Humidity is 85-95%. (PIC3) I added some home automation modules around the house, when whole system is finished , I will appoint an electrician to check and issue a new electrical safety cert , but for the time being I would like to make sure that all is done correctly. Thank you for your help in advance,
  4. Murdoch

    Exit Poll

    Uncertainty has been harming the UK and also our closest EU allies too ................... So glad to see the exit of Chukka Umunna
  5. Today
  6. Sharpend

    Exit Poll

    couldn’t agree more, the uncertainty is what was destroying this country, let’s face it all politicians are the same, so I doubt that the horizon is going to change much there, we’ll probably see Boris be left as leader until Brexit is done. Then the tories will have a vote of no confidence in him and put one of their old boys back in. the rest of us will just carry on carrying on.
  7. Geoff1946

    Exit Poll

    I reckon ANYTHING is better than the uncertainty we've had. stockmarket seems to like the result too. At least I see BAe shares shot up 14p this morning. That's good by me as it's where my pension comes from.
  8. Sharpend

    Exit Poll

    sorry that’s a given, it’s just how hard or soft it may be!
  9. Andy™

    Exit Poll

    hopefully, we leave the EU
  10. Geoff1946

    I won't name and shame them yet .........

    Depends if the prize is donated or purchased. Donated you can't lose! A small charity group I work with buy prizes costing say £12, so there is a small gamble that we may not sell £12 of tickets. We have made occasional losses when the weather has been against us though usually we do OK.
  11. Sharpend

    Exit Poll

    Well a collapse of labour and I guess no belief in ms swinson, so it appears that the people disbelieved the media about Boris the buffoon either. So what happens next!!
  12. Evans Electric

    Anyone in London ...Blue Duck ??

    The named areas Sharpie.
  13. Evans Electric

    Motorbility scheme

    Thank s Noz .
  14. Evans Electric

    Exit Poll

    They couldn't find my address on their lists , had about 8 sheets of A4 , kept going up & down them until another took over , asked my name & found it . By then the queue was out the doorway .
  15. Sharpend

    Exit Poll

    not Sure,there’s already been a sizeable drop in labour votes in their stronghold areas? Perhaps the 65 seats are mainly a swing from labour to conservative? she does appear to be a stubborn woman.
  16. NozSpark

    Exit Poll

    I doubt that Swinson will resign,,,, she's forecast to gain a seat
  17. NozSpark

    Motorbility scheme

    We've had a couple, and then lost them again on re-assesment.... my wife had a lifetime award of the relevant benefits which she later lost due to re-assesments (go figure) Basically, the person who wants the car will need a minimum of the Higher rate payment of the mobility component of Incapacity benefit awarded for 3 years.. you then sign this benefit (or part of it) over to Motability for the duration of the lease agreement,,,,, dependant on the car that you want you may need to pay a deposit All servicing, insurance and repairs are covered by the scheme - you just put the fuel in!...... however any damage to the vehicle will need to be repaired before you hand it back
  18. Murdoch

    Exit Poll

    Its been stated that up to 65 seats are far too close to call ........... so we could be right back to a small majority - or co-elition territory
  19. Yesterday
  20. Sharpend

    Exit Poll

    Interesting in what way? The conservatives take it by a mile? interesting perhaps to see if corbyn stands down after losing his seat, same for Swinson and the Lib Dem’s?
  21. Murdoch

    Anyone fancy a board change?

    Yet to happen!
  22. Andy™

    Anyone fancy a board change?

    and the rest of the story?
  23. Murdoch

    Anyone fancy a board change?

    An update: My kitchen fitter mate made access to the CU easier : Then I took the cover off:
  24. Murdoch

    Exit Poll

    I've stayed up for every election and referendum since 1992 Me thinks this one could get interesting ..................
  25. Evans Electric

    Motorbility scheme

    Thank you Murdo , so I see we don't have any allowances , should we want to go with this we'd have to claim some allowances for mobility. ?
  26. Sharpend

    Anyone in London ...Blue Duck ??

    What London or the named areas?
  27. Evans Electric

    I won't name and shame them yet .........

    Raffles , by their nature , make a profit don't they ?
  28. Evans Electric

    Anyone in London ...Blue Duck ??

    This is where the Royals live ...right ?
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