1. S

    Bosch Oven HBA64B251B trips the electrics out

    Sunday's roast pork dinner was cooking nicely then suddenly BANG all the lights went out. Soon realised the problem was the oven itself. Switched the oven off and reset the mains RCD and all Ok. Then switched the oven back on and it all lights up ok, reset the clock and then turn the dial and...
  2. D

    Electric Gate tripping RCD on close

    Recently started having issues with it tripping the RCD when the gate is closing, only appears to happen when the temperature outside is above 15 degC (never happens on a cold day) I've replaced the RCD with no luck, motor capacitor has been tested and is all gd. Photocells have been inspected...
  3. M

    Told I have to replace this relatively modern Consumer Unit

    Just had an EICR done for the first time on my flat, built 2001. The circuits are fine but I was surprised to learn there’s no RCD. Naturally I want one installed regardless of the need to pass the EICR, but the electrician is saying it’s necessary to replace the whole consumer unit (pictured)...
  4. Mawibri

    RCD and PIR LED lights

    I recently installed a Homezone LED PIR light on my garage which I plug in to the garage socket. All worked well when switched on the lights lit up and after some minutes went out, I checked the PIR and it turned the lights on. However after ten minutes the House RCD tripped. I already have the...
  5. I

    RCD in older Irish home - required?

    I'm not a REC, but I am checking a newly bought house with a generic circuit tester (it found bad wiring in another property). Plug in thing with RCD test button. Have two of them, different sources. Both do not trip the house circuit when I push the RCD button. I've not been able to get an...
  6. anonfool72

    Air source heat pump keeps tripping rcd

    Hi all, Sorry if this is the wrong sub forum to ask. Our heating system started tripping the rcd. Do we need to call an electrician or a heating engineer to have a look? The sequence of events is: turn on the rcd, control units light up, after a second trips the rcd. Its a air source heat pump...
  7. eveares

    Kitchen appliance service man advise us to upgrade 20A MCB to 32A! (Rant)

    We had our Electrolux combi microwave/fan oven replaced with a brand new one under warranty as our old one was written of due to severe rust, what prevented a previous repair man being unable to get to and replace the heater element what was leaking current to earth and tripping the RCD. I was...
  8. B

    Wiring Advice - New Lights

    I’ve just removed my old doorbell, which was wired through the mains (replacing it with a more modern cordless doorbell). This left me with a bit of mains flex sticking out of the wall just above my fusebox in a hallway cupboard. I’d like to use that to power two 11W LED ceiling lights (bought...
  9. G

    Swiss Wiring

    Just moved into a new rented flat in Zurich and as is common most of the light fittings have been removed (?!) [previous renter was British] I bought a contactless tester, to check out wiring. We've since had a local sparks check things and fit some new lights, but I was surprised by what I...
  10. P

    Energenie Miihome multi socket causing RCD to trip

    I wondered if anyone else is having this problem. I have a ENER010 4way trailing socket. It works fine through the house RCD but trips a Wylex WRS 80/2 2 pole RCD fitted in my shed.
  11. D

    Split versus Dual CU

    In one of your forums someone stated that a split-load CU protects circuits by RCDs and a dual CU doesn't. So what protection DOES a dual unit provide? Surely ALL circuits are protected by an RCD even if several circuits use the same RCD?
  12. P

    Supply to garden office

    Hello, I'm in the process of planning a small garden office build. I'll build the office but pay an electrician to install the electrics. However I just want to understand the potential extent of electrical works required. I currently have a BG dual rcd board (I know BG isn't great but it...
  13. eveares

    RCD Tripping - IR readings of Electric Fan Steam Oven.

    Hi all, Want to know what sort of IR readings I should be expecting between the case and the various elements (with the elements disconnected of course) of my Electrolux Steam fan oven as in recent times it has been tripping the RCD. :rolleyes::( I have had it switched off at the local...
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    Recommended circuit for arc welder, CU - Garage - welder.

    Hi guys 'n gals. In a nutshell what would you recommend from the consumer unit, 30m to a garage, CU in there and out to an old oil filled arc (stick) welder capable of going from 30 amps up to 180 amps. At the moment I have CU in the house with 45amp Type C RCBO, 10mm T&E to garage 30m away...
  15. T

    1. Lighting circuit safe area, does it need RCD? 2. RCD maximum current smaller than combined rings

    Looking at that eyesore of our CU, I noticed that the RCD (which protects only kitchen, upstairs and downstairs rings) is rated for 60A when the circuit breakers are 32a each. Is that a problem? I am aware that it is unrealistic to have 3*32A=96A at any given moment, but it is theoretically...
  16. I

    New immersion heater still tripping RCD

    We don't generally use the immersion heater so I'm planning to wire it into a Solic 200. First - to make sure it is working I removed the old time clock and controlled it direct from the 16A MCB switched spur - 80A RCD tripped. Isolated the tripping to the immersion heater, as wiring a light...
  17. A

    Biasi Riva Plus HE - Water dripping from automatic air purger valve

    Good Morning All, Im wondering if anyone may be able to help or advise please. I have an issue I believe is tied to a leak coming from the combi boiler (Biasi Riva Plus HE M296 28SMC, 2015 Model): Last night the RCD on my home electrical system consumer unit tripped, after much hunting...
  18. W

    Baumatic p632ss RCD trips when reaching temp.

    Hi. Wonder if anybody can help with this please? We have a baumatic p632ss single oven. It seems that when it hits the temperature set on the dial, it trips the RCD. If I switch off at the wall, I can then reset the breaker. Otherwise i have to wait a minute or so. Setting the temperature...
  19. Toddzbox

    Crazy RCD tripping

    Here's my problem: I hope I've isolated the appliance that causes the right hand side of our consumer unit RCD to trip. If we leave the dishwasher on alone we can come home to find the CU has tripped. I flip off the offending circuit (washing machine, tumble dryer, heating boiler, dishwasher)...
  20. B

    Trip Switch (internal) on a garden Chipper wont reset

    Even with the power disconnected. If you hold the trip switch in reset position, motor starts and runs perfectly until you release the trip switch (which is inside the switch panel, not accessible without dismanteling the switch unit). No signs of excessive heat, no bare wires, no burning...