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Electrical – Glossary of Terms

We thought it might be helpful to have a list of regularly used electrical terms to help explain some of the sometimes confusing terminology usedFused SpurThis can be switched or unswitched. It is a way of connecting an appliance without using a plug. It is commonly...

Help, I have no electricity

So, this is quite a common scenario and there can be a number of reasons for it. The first thing most of us would do, would be to look out of the window and check if the street lights are on, or our neighbours’ lights are on. In these days of easy communication,...

Consumer Units – an introduction

What is a Consumer Unit?A Consumer Unit may be aclled many things; a Distribution Board ot a Fuse Box. Just for consistency (and ease), we will call it a Consumer Unit, or CU for short. Whatever you decide to call it, it is the means by which electricity is...

Electrical – Safe Zones

Where is safe to drill in a wall?  This is, understandably, a very important thing to know. There are 4 main areas where you can definitely expect cables to have been run:At the top of walls An area 150mm (6 inches) wide along the top of the wall where it meets...

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Help, I have no electricity

Help, I have no electricity

So, this is quite a common scenario and there can be a number of reasons for it. The first thing most of us...