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  1. Richard-the-ninth

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    Depends on make model of fan, and how it is connected. Pictures always help Checked voltage where, with what, and what was it?
  2. Richard-the-ninth

    Need more sockets

    I have 6 gang multi sockets. Damn annoying really, my phone, company phone, ipod OH phone, can't swap them over as needed next day, so plug all in before going to bed.
  3. Richard-the-ninth

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    What happened in the first place? Did you check for voltage before you got a new fan? have you checked the connections? exactly what is it connected to?
  4. Richard-the-ninth

    Dimmable Low Voltage Downlights For a Bathroom?

    You can get IP65 rated lights with interchangeable lamps, you can also get 1w LED MR16 lamps. Your choice.
  5. Richard-the-ninth

    Dimmable Low Voltage Downlights For a Bathroom?

    1) Yes, you can not use a dimmer, so swap the lamps. 2) It depends on the lamps and the "power supply" They have to be dimmable, most are not. Easiest option is as 1, change the lamps.
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    Cat5 socket installation issues

    If you are meaning one of the cable testers that you put a part of it at each end of the cable and it sequences from 1-8 they don't work if the cable is, severed, all wrong way round, too many short circuits. (I wanted to know what would happen if.........so I did.)
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    Hi, I'm New to the Chat forum - Looking some advice on door contact switches and relays?

    You will have to put both switches on the same door, if you don't and open "the wrong door" the light will not come on. With the other switch operating the fan: The fan will start as soon and for as long as the door is open. When the door is shut the fan will continue to run until the over run...
  8. Richard-the-ninth

    Cat5 socket installation issues

    Sounds like you have a short on the cable. What happens if you put your multi meter on the pairs without your test lead. The other thing to check is did you connect one of the sockets "upside down" so all the cables are reversed? Failing that change the cable and do it again.
  9. Richard-the-ninth

    Hi, I'm New to the Chat forum - Looking some advice on door contact switches and relays?

    As I said, Sharpend spotted my error, I was thinking the fan would run all the time, but stop when the door opened. Since the fan is to switch off via its own timer, go with what I then said One switch operates the light, one switch operates the fan.
  10. Richard-the-ninth

    Hello! Nice to be here

    Sorry to ask, but do you have any UK electricians qualifications?
  11. Richard-the-ninth

    Hi, I'm New to the Chat forum - Looking some advice on door contact switches and relays?

    Damn, you are not wrong Sharpend. (I was thinking more of the light 🤪 ) Still an easy one to solve. Have TWO of the first switch. It is easier to do, easier to understand and costs less than a relay, timer, power supply and box to mount it in.
  12. Richard-the-ninth

    Hello! Nice to be here

    Sharpend, you thinking what I am thinking? Elliot is in America or Canada
  13. Richard-the-ninth

    Hi, I'm New to the Chat forum - Looking some advice on door contact switches and relays?

    Yes, Sharpend, it does, which is why I also suggested the 2nd switch.
  14. Richard-the-ninth

    Hi, I'm New to the Chat forum - Looking some advice on door contact switches and relays?

    As Sharpend says, it would be easier to leave the fan running 24/7 With that in mind you only need to turn the light on/off, a PIR would be no use as it would see the draught caused by the fan, what you need is a "Fridge switch" Click here Just like a fridge it only works when the door is open...
  15. Richard-the-ninth

    Flashing 92 led raimond pendant light

    That confirms what I was thinking then. One of the LED's has failed short circuit. (If you have the same problem with 2 power supplies, it can not be the power supplies.) Which unfortunately means you are going to have to test each one by removing it from the light, you can't test "anywhere" as...
  16. Richard-the-ninth

    Flashing 92 led raimond pendant light

    Jules44, thanks for the 2nd picture, I wanted to see could the 2nd power supply provide the same amount of current as the first one. What happens if you connect the original power supply to the light? (Just to test it, I know you said it stopped working, but does the light flash, or do...
  17. Richard-the-ninth

    Average wage in maintenance??

    I guess that answers your question then. Look at it from the potential employers side. You have a small team of guys that do what is required, Old Bob is retiring soon, he is on £50k, there is no logic in offering £50k to a "newbie" offer £25k-30k for an experienced person, you get to save...
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    Curing phantom voltage causing new LED lights to be on dim when switched off

    I doubt it, if you look at his stats Adrian H TEF Newbie Joined Apr 30, 2021 Messages 1 Reaction score 0 He only made 1 Post back in April last year, and has never been back since. I have heard of it happening a few times, seems to happen more with 2 way switching on the landing, first heard...
  19. Richard-the-ninth

    Flashing 92 led raimond pendant light

    and a picture of the new one please
  20. Richard-the-ninth

    Flashing 92 led raimond pendant light

    Perhaps when it stopped working, it wasn't the transformer that caused the problem. What voltage is the power supply you have? It looks like the light is drawing too much current and the power supply is switching off, then back on again. Have you still got the old transformer? if so a picture...
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