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  2. Rob.

    Catch 22

    Exactly my point Tony, I know the mental pressure that's exerted on a person in these jobs. I wouldn't feel comfortable giving a job to someone who I knew had an underlying condition. For their well being and others. I don't feel this is discrimination, however maybe a court might disagree. I know my conscience certainly wouldn't be clean if something did happen. I've been on sites where fatalities have happened, thankfully I wasn't the one having to inform the deceased family.
  3. Tom Fire

    Old Fire Alarm

    Have a look how many detectors are on the zone/ radial as long as there’s less than 20 you should be able to add another. Then look at what detectors are being used, if it’s apollo you can add an Apollo S65 no prob.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Sharpend

    What's this about?

    Taxes erm?? How? Mileage? What if you charge your EV elsewhere?
  6. Blue Duck

    What's this about?

    Taxes? Once we've burnt all the dino juice everyone will have found £15-£100k down the back of the sofa for an electric car. So they have to recoup the losses from the lack of demmand for dead stegasaurus, perhaps this is a way of verifying mileages with the help of your smart meter?
  7. Sorry, I didn’t realise I needed to state lot 20 in my op....
  8. Maybe the op needs to dig deep and employ a spark ......I think I’ve read another chapter of this on another forum ......
  9. Sharpend

    What's this about?

    So reading the article by social integrator https://www.recc.org.uk/images/upload/news_240_Consumer-Guidance-on-EV-Home-Chargepoints-14.pdf I'm curious as to why an EV owner has to register the Home charge point with the DVLA? (it mentions that it must be done if you move home and take your charger with you?) Presumably it must get registered when originally installed? But why to the DVLA?
  10. Murdoch

    Security light wiring

    Some PIR lights, when switch on, come on and stay on for a while ....then go off
  11. louis robinson

    Security light wiring

    No diagram supplied but the info you've just given helps massively, I've been missing the live wire to the PIR/lamp connection. I'll sort tomorrow, THANKS!!
  12. Geoff1946

    Security light wiring

    Well, it's guesswork but the two red wires from the wall are PROBABLY a switched live via your inside switch to put the light on permanently, and a permanent live, to supply the PIR. You really need a means of testing to check which is which. In that case, the permanent live goes to the PIR sensor and the switched (over-ride on) supply to the connection between the PIR sensor output and the lamp. Regarding the fitting it should have a connection diagram supplied with it (?}. If it doesn't head back to Homebase and insist they get you one. We could guess at those connections too, but you definitely shouldn't have to.
  13. Andy™

    Interesting article in PE

    youre not missing much
  14. Blue Duck

    Security light wiring

    As it is sold in the UK I would expect a terminal with brown, green / yellow and blue wires connected to it. Any internal wiring may be different colours depending on the functionality. Perhaps you have gone in too deep? The wires from the wall may only be switched so it may only work when the switch is on.
  15. Old night stores are not LOT 20 compliant and you will find it hard to get them .Dimplex do the Quantum heater's that are. but you need a 24 hour supply plus the off peak supply .
  16. louis robinson

    Security light wiring

    Sorry, the brand is Lutec and it's from Homebase, its described as shrimp because of how it looks
  17. Blue Duck

    Security light wiring

    Where did you get the light from? Shrimp is not a brand I recognise.
  18. louis robinson

    Security light wiring

    Hi all, I've just purchased a Shrimp 22W twin led PIR security light...... which I'm having problems with. I need help with the wiring if possible, From the wall there are 2 red wires (assuming thats because theres another outside light which works off a switch indoors and possibly the sensor on the new light?) Green/Yellow and a Black wire. From the light there is a red, blue and a brown wire from the sensor and a black, red, blue and brown wire from a white box inside the light. Any ideas how to wire this up? I've tried various combinations but so far the light either stays on permanently or it comes on and stays on using the switch indoors. Thank You for any help.
  19. Tony S

    Catch 22

    It’s up the candidate to reveal mental issues. My first nervous breakdown was 20 years before I joined the R&D department at the foundry. As far as I was concerned it was in the past and not worth mentioning. I was ordered by the MD to do something I knew would be dangerous (I’d argued against it from the outset) so I did what I was told to do. About 2hrs later I put the original program back, the “bosses” time saving idea nearly killed four people. Following this I got a full veto on any program changes. You mentioned “lives in their hands”, yes I had lives in my hands and it’s a constant mental pressure and led to my 2nd breakdown.
  20. Evans Electric

    LED strip lighting powered by main lighting ring

    Well in that case you'll need to use the grid switch range . The goalposts keep moving on this one .
  21. Evans Electric

    One Handed Screwdriver Use

    Sorry Phl but I just had to laugh out loud ...but yes , easily done .
  22. Tony S

    Surge protection, SPDs and LiVE products

    @Sidewinder protection of industrial electronics is a different beast to most domestic situations. A house with an OH supply SPD’s are a good idea. I made and fitted my own version to my first house using both MOV’s and GDT’s. The OH phone line was the worse culprit for transient faults so I fitted GDT’s.
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  27. Murdoch

    The girl from ISIS

    So it's been disclosed that her Isis fighter husband is Dutch ..... EU entry now guaranteed
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