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Light flicker

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by festa, 6 Feb 2006.

This topic originated from the How to page called Identifying a faulty circuit.

  1. festa

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    When i switched my kettle on today the ceiling lights flickered! :cry: Any ideas?
     
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    high power demand. wouldnt worry too much
     
  3. ban-all-sheds

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    Mmmm...

    The switching on of a 3kW (absolute max) load should not make lights flicker.

    Festa - has this happened before? Has anything changed recently? Does it happen wherever you plug in the kettle? Do other appliances cause the same effect?
     
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    Our hoover does this in our house?

    Should I be worried?

    I know I will call the sparky back that fitted the new DB.

    Damn, that was me.....!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    hoovers are a totally different type of load. kettles etc are resistive
     
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    Well our lights still flicker when the hoover is switched on.
     
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    most high loads do. lights in my house dim (very slightly) when the shower is switched on
     
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    So in answer to festa`s original question what`s the reply?
    Loose neutral connection at the DB?
     
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    Cheers for the reply, today i lifted a few boards to check the junction boxes of the light circuit for loose connections in any and found a loose N wire to one of my spot lights in the kitchen......tightened it up and the flicker has now stopped.......strange but true hmmmmm :D Big thanks !!!
     

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