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    From December 2018 operational.

    From December 2018 operational.
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    True, but the same principles apply with power...

    True, but the same principles apply with power circuits, joined extension leads [making a lead longer than it should be for that size & currently rated cable.
    So it is not as simple as saying I...
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    Yes That is just one of the many factors an...

    Yes
    That is just one of the many factors an electrician has to consider when selecting cable.
    It is referred to as "fault loop impedance"
    More than cable current carrying capacity&CB rating has...
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    Your brain is ok . There has never been a...

    Your brain is ok .
    There has never been a requirement to take the earth wire to the switch in Aus
    Of course, if the switch was/is metal clad, the cladding has to be earthed
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    Yes, the cable rating "may"be the same rating as...

    Yes, the cable rating "may"be the same rating as the 10 A Socket, but what is your point?

    When /if A lighting circuit has a power outlet on it ,it is no longer referred to as a"lighting circuit"...
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    When the sockets are separate & controlled by a...

    When the sockets are separate & controlled by a single switch the "Wiring Rules" As/NZS 3000 apply
    AS3112 is the approval standard for"plugs & Socket outlets "
    Nothing to do with how they are...
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    Agree It should not be too hard for a real...

    Agree
    It should not be too hard for a real electrician to sort out
    10Mins with a multimeter should define the problem:)
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    The electrician or anyone who breaks those seals...

    The electrician or anyone who breaks those seals would be real strife. They are sealed for very good reasons!! The meter is remote controlled, so nothing he could do to fix it. but there could be...
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    Then suggest you contact your energy supplier, as...

    Then suggest you contact your energy supplier, as something is wrong IF the control unit has not been powered for that long.
    You do understand that as an off peak unit , it will not be powered @...
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    [1] I doubt it is a Circuit breaker, the correct...

    [1] I doubt it is a Circuit breaker, the correct term would be contactor or relay but yes it is to switch the heater on & off by the suppliers. I would strongly suggest you do not play around with...
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    Hi [a] much depends on how he wired in the new...

    Hi
    [a] much depends on how he wired in the new outlets in , but since it has now disappeared after he checked his work I strongly suspect his initial workmanship was poor & he had a loose...
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    Which is basically what I was saying, only in...

    Which is basically what I was saying, only in simpler terms:U
  13. YES , agree

    YES , agree
  14. Just about sums it up All 240V electricals have...

    Just about sums it up
    All 240V electricals have to Australian approval before sale & use in Aus
    Any licensed electrician who wired them up, would be putting himself @ the risk of a fine, licence...
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    I would be looking for another electrician real...

    I would be looking for another electrician real quick!!
    Flickering lights is a pretty good indication of either a bad connection somewhere in the circuit. Bad connections can lead to localised...
  16. Thread: sub panel

    by oldtrack123
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    A big definite NO !! A licensed electrician...

    A big definite NO !!
    A licensed electrician will know how to do it
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    [a] depends on the circuit wiring current...

    [a] depends on the circuit wiring current rating.There is no point in the master switch being rated higher than the circuit wiring or that circuit's olcb .
    But with it [a single switch is...
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    Not less than the current capacity of the wiring...

    Not less than the current capacity of the wiring or the circuit overload protection
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    Electrical recalls

    Compliance News | Does it Comply?
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    Hi Your last sentence holds the answer:D clue ...

    Hi
    Your last sentence holds the answer:D
    clue
    Air temp in Aus versus buried deep in the ground:)
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    Hi I am sure your electrician mate will have no...

    Hi
    I am sure your electrician mate will have no trouble working it out with a meter
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    yes

    yes
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    From the description ,I would think the pendent...

    From the description ,I would think the pendent includes a chain or similar support.
    The main point in that case is to ensure any metal is correctly earthed.:)
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    Hi You Posted while I was replying All is...

    Hi
    You Posted while I was replying

    All is OK, provided the cable is correctly fitted!![ restrained & wired] @ the light.
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    Hi I assume you re using the same hole that the...

    Hi
    I assume you re using the same hole that the downlights used to reach the 3pin socket ??
    I also assume that you are using the ceiling cover that came with the pendent lights to cover the hole...
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    Hi Mark A Sum up :) The cable size has to...

    Hi Mark
    A Sum up :)
    The cable size has to take TWO considerations into account[
    [a]
    The voltage drop under START up current,
    Excess voltage drop could prevent the motor from getting up to...
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    . But I did not have to goggle to find out about...

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    But I did not have to goggle to find out about them:D:D
    For a long time they were referred to as capacitor start & run motors
    The big advantage is higher starting torque
    No Centrifugal switch...
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    Hi Yes Capacitor start & run motors are...

    Hi
    Yes
    Capacitor start & run motors are commonly used in many applications
    Particularly small 240v water pressure pumps & sump pumps!!
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    Hi I can only see two feed cables going to the...

    Hi
    I can only see two feed cables going to the motor ,if that is correct then there is no external capacitor
    But it may be a simple split phase motor with a start winding that is only used for...
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    URGENT RECALL update Infinity cables

    ACCC puts electricians and builders on notice that they must replace unsafe Infinity cables19 October 2015


    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging electricians and builders...
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    An earth connection to either an earth stake or...

    An earth connection to either an earth stake or any other structure connected to mother earth is neither required or recommended!!
    It serves no useful purpose &can in fact lead to problems!
    The...
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    Hi It will go on for as long as we accept...

    Hi
    It will go on for as long as we accept overseas certification to be reliable!!
    Especially from China!!!!
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    Hi Cyclic Saxon were changing to copper lined...

    Hi Cyclic
    Saxon were changing to copper lined tanks in the mid 60s
    I helped them design & set up two automatic welding set ups
    One to weld the copper liners
    The other for the steel shell...
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    HI It seems many on this form are very lucky &...

    HI
    It seems many on this form are very lucky & have never had to check their HEAT EXCHANGER type hot water system!!
    Virtually EVERY one of them, no matter what brand, STILL uses the same method...
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    Hi I If you are referring to the battery...

    Hi I
    If you are referring to the battery charging lines from the MPPT controller ??, the size will depend on the solar panels total rating, the battery bank voltage & the actual distance the cables...
  36. Thread: 3ph RCD

    by oldtrack123
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    Hi Vornes A long winded story that still misses...

    Hi Vornes
    A long winded story that still misses the facts!!!!!
    3 phase RCDs have been used with the MEN system in Aus for around 60 years!!!
    3phase RCDs have been on circuits which have a mix...
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    Hi Definitely some form of bushing is required....

    Hi
    Definitely some form of bushing is required.
    The cables appear to be coming through a non bushed hole in the sheet metal!
    Fred's comment is also very valid!
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    HI I am sure if you do a little googling you...

    HI
    I am sure if you do a little googling you will find more on how it all works
    but it is all tied up with the remainder of the link not even getting red hot!! & the system[RESISTANCE WELDING] has...
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    Hi No real problem if the equipment performs the...

    Hi No real problem if the equipment performs the necessary functions
    The simplest version for light Section UPSET butt welds , requires a manual lever that controls the right pressure to get high...
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    Those are the best suggestions!
    t
    Perhaps the conduit is full of adhesive??I
    Wonder IF all his work is THAT CRAPPY

    Even if it was pitch black, it should have been done better
    Nah, I doubt...
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