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Downlights Tripped

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Andy™

for it to trip it needs a lot a power going L-N or L-E (or a little power L-E to trip an RCD). loose connections youve tightened up would not cause it to trip

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Mastbruch
20 minutes ago, Andy™ said:

for it to trip it needs a lot a power going L-N or L-E (or a little power L-E to trip an RCD). loose connections youve tightened up would not cause it to trip

 

I am not sure then Andy, I already done an IR before fitting the bulbs and tested for continuity and polarity again any other suggestions? 

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Murdoch
On 21/07/2018 at 22:11, Mastbruch said:

Just looking for a bit of help. Just finished fitting some Downlights and they have tripped the downstairs, the wiring all look spot on yet when I tried again only 3 of the 8 lights worked.  I have a tester should I test continuity from the switch or would an IR be appropriate.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Re your last post - this is your first post - you can't go changing your mind ................

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Mastbruch
25 minutes ago, Murdoch said:

 

 

Re your last post - this is your first post - you can't go changing your mind ................

Listen here fella. I have been polite as much as I can and came to this forum for advice, I have told you everything what I have done, I asked at the start about continuity and IR, I then pulled the bulbs out again and checked the terminations of which a couple were loose and becuase of the really tight connector box in each light I re terminated the ones I felt maybe were maybe not getting a connection.

 

Today Andy has talked about loose wires not causing tripping so I then replied shall I test for continuity and polarity and IR , and you have decided to tell me about changing my mind. 

 

 

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Tony S
38 minutes ago, Mastbruch said:

Listen here fella. I have been polite as much as I can and came to this forum for advice, I have told you everything what I have done, I asked at the start about continuity and IR, I then pulled the bulbs out again and checked the terminations of which a couple were loose and becuase of the really tight connector box in each light I re terminated the ones I felt maybe were maybe not getting a connection.

 

Today Andy has talked about loose wires not causing tripping so I then replied shall I test for continuity and polarity and IR , and you have decided to tell me about changing my mind. 

 

 

 

It’s too early in the year to pull bulbs out.

 

I just hope you’re not charging for this work.

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Mastbruch
21 minutes ago, Tony S said:

 

It’s too early in the year to pull bulbs out.

 

I just hope you’re not charging for this work.

 

Not sure how you roll Tony but I dont normally bill myself for doing work in my own house. I am trainee looking for advice so no I would never be working on other peoples houses for years to come until I am fully qualified.

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Sharpend

Come on guys Mastbruch has been open and honest with us from his outset, he admits he’s a trainee so let’s offer him some support and remember what comes easy to us may not be so with a trainee, by all means don’t give the game away just give him the tools to play? 

Remember we all started somewhere. 

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Murdoch

As a tip for you.... the "teachers" tell us to test and record R1 + R2 , but , and nearly always when I've been installing downlights, as there are so many connections, I usually also test Rn + R2 at the same time, its only a minute of so and proves continuity of ALL conductors ........ obviously this "extra" test is done prior to IR and live testing ...........

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