dangerous electrics

  1. eveares

    Horrendous DIY Electrical work!

    A must watch: Regards: Elliott.
  2. eveares

    20A BS1362 Fuses!

    Link's below, anyone fancy buying them and testing to see what current on average they fail at. Now I knew there were dangerous and non compliant 15A BS1362 style fuses on the market, but now we seem to have 20A rated BS1362 style fuses to! :D...
  3. eveares

    B22/BC to Flex outlet adapter legal?

    Just spotted the below listing on eBay and it reminded me of the stories my Grandparents have told me in the past about when they used to plug appliances like vacuum cleaners and electric irons into the ceiling lamp holder via an adapter in the 50's and 60's...
  4. eveares

    Oh Dear, Z-Wave fibaro module requires box depth not less than 60mm!

    Below is my latest edition to my Automated world, a Fibaro FGS-223 module what controls the upstairs hallway light and the light in the spare room next door to the switch. Cables are: feed in, light 1, light 2, 2-way switch downstairs, and switch in adjacent room. Bit tight in there... 2 by...
  5. eveares

    Little Pop or will hand get blow off if I plug this in?

    Going to do and film it remotely for safety, however how much danger would one be in by plugging the below contraption in to a socket? How dangerous? by eveares posted 15 Jan 2017 at 8:12 PM Regards: Elliott.
  6. eveares

    Plug to Socket Extension with no Earth!

    Just seen a video from a fairly big UK based YouTuber, who went to Home Base to get a some bits to make up an extension lead socket. Shame he picked the 2 core 0.75mm² flex. Not sure if he know's he has not earthed it or not or the safety implications of what he has done? Video Below, see...
  7. eveares

    Fused moulded plug to IEC with no replaceable fuse!?

    Just bought a Foscam IP camera (FI9853EP) along with a Foscam PSE15 POE injector that I am going to install at my grandparents. Both items were bought from foscam.uk.com Upon inspection of the POE injector, a couple of things seemed odd. First the manual in the box was the incorrect one and was...
  8. eveares

    New Flood light fitted using T&E with insulated cores hanging out of gland!

    Bless my 80yr old Granddad, he does try his best but sometimes I just wish he would give me a call first. Went up to his place today to see the family in general and to have a look at an issue with his mobility scooter. I stumbled upon he had replaced the outside lantern light on one of his...
  9. eveares

    Worlds most dangerous Portable Water Heater!

    Just seen this video :LOL:: and just found the eBay listing for it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Travel-Hot-Water-Heater-Immersion-Electric-Element-Safe-Home-Reheater-/191430307557?hash=item2c9222aee5:g:sOwAAOSwj0NUeXuV#shpCntId This has to be on a whole new stupidity level of...
  10. eveares

    Oh my, can it be any more dangerous!?

    I know the plug conversion adapters your get with cheap Chinese products are often dangerous, but this one takes it to the whole next level. :eek::mad: See:
  11. eveares

    Earth-less Sockets!!!

    So the front room of my house had all the plaster ripped off a few months back due to damp problems :rolleyes: and is due to be re-plastered next year. :) Well today I went to remove the wire terminating at a junction box from the only socket in the room and discovered the CPC of the cable was...
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    Potentially Dangerous USB Hub Power supply!?

    Just teared down a cheap USB power supply from a USB hub, and to no surprise :rolleyes: the isolation between the mains primary side and the SELV secondary side was suspicious at best. Not only did my non contact voltage detection stick react to what should have been the separated isolated 5V...