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    Swimming Pool Electrics - PME or TT?

    Yes, that's the part that concerns me. I'm not sure though what circumstances would cause a person to be shocked. Would they have to be touching a metal part of the system, which is only the pump? How can someone receive a shock by touching a handrail as in the example above? The handrail is...
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    Swimming Pool Electrics - PME or TT?

    I really should stop reading articles on the internet. We have an in-ground liner swimming pool installed around 1980, which has a pump and 12v underwater light, no other electrics. In 1997 we had a new house consumer unit fitted and at that time the installation was changed from TT to PME. The...
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    Connections to Swimming pool pump

    Yes, that's spot on. I'll remove them and possibly power up tomorrow.
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    Connections to Swimming pool pump

    The two wires are very thin, a few mm in diameter - with an even thinner copper core. They are not what anyone would use to connect an appliance to the mains. They are connected to the power in side of the choc-block's two end terminals, so if they were left in place they would be live. They go...
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    Connections to Swimming pool pump

    Thanks for that. I was planning to discard the two 'spare' wires. They couldn't be left live and exposed, and I can't see any use for them.
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    Connections to Swimming pool pump

    Can anyone help? There are the two thin black wires coming from T1 and T2 that go nowhere And this is the connection label. Do I just connect to T1 and T2 as in the l/h side diagram?
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    Connections to Swimming pool pump

    I am replacing our swimming pool pump and I am a little confused with the electrical connections. It is a single phase 0.33 HP 230 v motor sold through a UK retailer but made in Spain. The connection box has a choc-box connector with three terminals. On the pump side the connections are...
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    Wilful clocks, or is it me?

    In our kitchen are a large and small electric oven and two microwaves. All four have digital clocks: when we have a power outage (which is occasional) they have to be reset manually. We had an outage last Monday afternoon, and I reset them on Tuesday morning. I am quite nerdy about setting them...
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    Electric motors, P1 and P2, large and small

    I was commenting on the insane price of the refurbishment kits, which go from £270 to £482. Yes, I am going for a new pump. Yeah, I've had trouble with the seals before. Oh yes, the pump just blew the main fuse, so something electrical. I haven't dared trying it again as it's a pain resetting...
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    Electric motors, P1 and P2, large and small

    Out of curiosity, when an electrical appliance is advertised as so many watts, be it a vacuum cleaner, drill or food mixer, is that the P1 or P2 rating for the motor? Pool pumps seem to be rated by the horse power equivalent to the P2 watts.
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    Electric motors, P1 and P2, large and small

    Thanks for the replies. The inground pool is about 48,000 litres. The reasons why I am considering replacing the old pump with a similarly powered one are: 1) The old pump (P2 = 250W) has worked fine in our rather unsophistcated setup for around 20 years. It circulates, it vacuums. 2) Pool...
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    Electric motors, P1 and P2, large and small

    My existing pump is an ITT Marlow MC71. I can get a refurbishmant kit for £365, just the same price as a new Sta-Rite pump, which has a good reputation. The Marlow is speed 2880 rpm, P1 0.45 kw and P2 0.25 kw. The Sta-Rite is speed 2850 rpm, P1 0.4 kw and P2 0.25 kw. I guess I need reassurance...
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    Electric motors, P1 and P2, large and small

    When we moved to our house some 30 years ago, we were blessed (and cursed financially) with a swimming pool. The circulation pump has failed after twenty years or so and I'm replacing it like for like. The old pump label says P1 is 0.45 kw, and P2 is 0.25 kw. I understand that P1 is the wattage...
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    720p or 1080p on 32" TV?

    It appears that Sony only offer two 32" TVs now, the WE613 and the RE403, both from 2017. I don't think that the RE has wifi, so that's out. The 1080p 2016 models are still available, but I'm beginning to wonder whether they are worth it.
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    720p or 1080p on 32" TV?

    I realsise that this might have been gone over before.... After 12 years with a Sony Bravia KDL-20S2000 20" 720p HD ready TV, it's time for my tired eyes to move up a size or two. (Our viewing distance is about 6 feet, the room does not lend itself to huge TV screens, and nor do we). The...
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