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festa

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:13 pm Reply with quote

When i switched my kettle on today the ceiling lights flickered! icon_cry.gif Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:47 pm Reply with quote

high power demand. wouldnt worry too much
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:50 pm Reply with quote

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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colport27

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:54 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:11 pm Reply with quote

colport27 wrote:
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.....!!!!!!!!!!!


hoovers are a totally different type of load. kettles etc are resistive
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colport27

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:13 pm Reply with quote

Well our lights still flicker when the hoover is switched on.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:15 pm Reply with quote

colport27 wrote:
Well our lights still flicker when the hoover is switched on.


most high loads do. lights in my house dim (very slightly) when the shower is switched on
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colport27

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:21 pm Reply with quote

So in answer to festa`s original question what`s the reply?
Loose neutral connection at the DB?
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festa

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:43 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_biggrin.gif Big thanks !!!
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