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    Parkside Power Sander PPS 200 C2 - sandpaper!

    I have recently bought from Lidl a Parkside Power Sander, Model PPS 200 C2 and am trying to obtain the appropriate sandpaper attachment for this model, which I am finding hard to find. Anyone got any ideas?
  2. T

    HP Envy 13 Laptop not booting

    Looking at a friend's laptop, model 13-d002na which will not boot, even to BIOS.. When the power button is pressed, it lights up but nothing else happens. A few seconds later it goes out, apparently powered off. No screen, no beeps. We tried a 'hard reset' by removing the battery/ power/...
  3. D

    Electric shower not receiving full power

    Hi, so recently my electric shower started running lukewarm at settings where it would usually run nice and hot. To get it to run hot, it has to be turned to higher settings, but with that, the water pressure drops significantly. I’ve also noticed that the half power light is no longer lit...
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    Safe to use three-way adaptor to "solve" logistics problem?

    Hi All. Our joiner has just completed a TV cabinet w/ bookshelves in our alcove. Unfortunately, while he has accommodated a hole at the top (for cables) it is now no longer possible to plug any reasonably modern plug into the standard UK 2x socket as the bottom shelf sits flush underneath the...
  5. B

    Standanlone Electric Heater just stopped working?

    I use a standalone Electric Heater just to heat the room where I'm sitting as i'm working up in the attic/loft so its cold at this time of year! However this has suddenly stopped working for some reason? I have changed the 13A fuse as a precuation but still nothing? The heater did fall over...
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    Best Method for Splicing into a Radial Power Circuit?

    Hi everyone, looking for a bit of advice on extending an existing radial circuit in my home (England, UK). I'm fairly experienced with basic electrical works, and regularly convert homes to 'smart homes', however the following has me stumped. The house was rewired 5-6 years ago, prior to my...
  7. J

    Outdoor power supply

    Hi Im new to this forum, hopefully im in the right area for this. Ok, so i need power outdoors to power some decking lights (16 x 0.6w) and a pond fountain, which i believe was around 400w- may be wrong there but its definitely a very small amount. So, i have no power in that area. Closest...
  8. J

    Transformer 110v not working. Can I check if fixable before buying a new one?

    I have a 5Kv transformer 110v for my tools that suddenly stopped working. Checked the fuse on the plug and is fine. With plug off I removed the cover and inside seems to be a block of glue which I believe the transformer is inside it. Is there any way to check what happen or just have to...
  9. W

    Weak flow from electric shower,

    Hi people I'm looking for advice.we have an electric 10.5 kw shower but the flow is not impressive,we have a big cold water tank in the loft and a big hot water tank in the airing cupboard( I assume the shower is connected to these to work) we really need to improve the water power coming from...
  10. N

    Menvier TS690 - code not working since power loss

    Hello, I have a TS690. After a recent power cut the battery also died. When power came back, the alarm would not silence saying battery fault, so I disconnected from mains and ordered a new battery. Fitting the new battery (whilst still disconnected from mains so not to activate outside...
  11. eveares

    Replacement UPS Recommendation?

    Some may know that I have a APC Smart 1500VA UPS that protects my network and rack server at my home. It is normally at a 25% load. The UPS was original manufactured in September 2007 and I bought it second hand on ebay in 2013. I have replaced the batteries twice since having it and are due to...
  12. eveares

    Bang! - I knock out 1/3 of power in office wing!

    About a month ago, I was in one of the office wings of the building that I work at. Went out the fire exit to enter the internal fire-escape stairwell of the wing that I was in to grab some network cables that were in a box that I needed (box of cables was in stairwell). On coming back into...
  13. D

    water and electricity to a shed

    Hi, I will soon be having most of my garden paved and would eventually like to have a new larger shed with power and water. So, I need to put in a pipe for water and an electrical cable to feed the shed I will eventually build. Never done this before so I dont know what to buy. For the time...
  14. cwhaley

    Atco Battery Charger

    I was given an Atco Admiral SE Lawnmowe a few years backr. It has a pull cord to start which is fine but also has electric ignition with a key and a battery. I've spent some time servicing and cleaning the machine up and I'd like to be able to use the electronic ignition just because...
  15. DrWho

    Trip Switches & Power

    A trip switch box has recently been installed into a new build, where I am just now when a bulb blows say in the dining room all that happens is the bulb itself has blown and obviously unusable and the trip switch for those lights is isolated and off, is this normal or should the power in the...
  16. eveares

    How do you calculate the complex power phase angle (φ) for reactive power calculations?

    I know you can find reactive power out from the alternative formula below, but using the formula "P(W) = V(V) × I(A) × cos φ", how do you obtain the complex power phase angle (φ) from knowing the Voltage, Power and Current? Alternative formula: Reactive Power=√ (Apparent Power²– True power²)...
  17. jcwacky

    Power Shower to Mixer - How to ensure same/better performance?

    I am considering having my vented hot water cylinder upgraded to an unvented cylinder. Therefore, I will also need to have our power shower replaced with a mixer shower. However, I only wish to do this if the shower performance is going to be the same or better. How do I ensure this will be...
  18. eveares

    Jacarta intelliAmp - Would L & N not cancel each other out?

    So I saw this in a magazine at work today: Jacarta Current Clamp by eveares posted 25 Sep 2017 at 8:57 PM The PDF on it is here: http://www.jacarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Jacarta-intelliAmp-2016.pdf Apparently, it can measure power and current by simply clipping it over an active and...
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    Texecom Premier Elite 24 'Mains power off'

    I have one of the above panels that has been running for about 3 years. I came home the other day to see an error on the RKP 'Mains power off'. Checked and everything was okay, so cleared the error. It was only a few hours before it popped up the error again. Tested the mains, all okay...
  20. eveares

    Arc flash and UPS cut off when plugged USB cable in!

    Just wondering what would have caused the following. I moved my NAS box from my kitchen to above my hallway data cabinet, and when I plugged the USB cable in between my NAS and the UPS, it shorted out all the 5v USB ports on my NAS. Unplug and re-plug the USB cable on the UPS end, same thing...
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