Problems of Metal Consumer Unit on TT Supply- Video

22 April 2015

Here’s a very informative video from John Ward about the problems of installing a metal consumer unit on a TT supply. The problem Should a fault occur between line and earth on the supply side of a TT system, due to the high earth loop impedance (resistance back to the supply transformer) it will not cause a high enough current […]

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How To Solder LED Lighting Tape Strips

2 February 2014

This video from shows how to solder additional cabling to led tape strips. This is useful when you need to cut LED strips to different lengths for customizing your installations. LED strips are a very effective way of lighting kitchen cupboards and displays. LED kits are great but restrict the possibilities of installation due […]

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Electrical Design Genie Software

21 May 2013

This video from the ECA and the NICEIC gives an overview of the latest software to aid electrical design for electricians and electrical engineers. The Design Genie Software enables full electrical design and calculation to the requirements of BS 7671.  It is designed for ease of use by electrical contractors and consists of a main design interface […]

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Review of the Megger PAT Testing Business in a Box

4 May 2013

Here’s a review of the Megger PAT Testing Business in a Box by Trade Skills 4 U and a promotional video. Portable Appliance Testing is an increasingly lucrative service that can be offered in addition to electrical services or on its own entirely. It is a very is a popular option for those who are […]

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NVQ 2356 Online Training

26 November 2012

Here’s some info about how you can get C&G NVQ3 2356 electrical training online. XS Training provide bespoke training packages for electricians and trainees looking to develop their skills and knowledge needed for the electrical industry. They cover qualifications such as the City & Guilds 2356 Electrical NVQ 3.   Online Portfolio System XS Training state that […]

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Video- Safe Isolation Procedure For Electricians by Chris Kitcher

12 November 2012

The safe isolation procedure is probably the most important thing that you’ll ever need to know as an electrician. Are you a competent person and do you follow the correct procedures for correct isolation of supply? If an accident should happen (even to yourself) because you were found to be negligent then you could be […]

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Video- How to Terminate an SY Flex Cable

16 July 2012

This video from Learning Lounge gives an example of how to terminate an SY flexible cable. It shows the use of the correct type of a brass SY cable gland with the braiding being clamped between two washers to ensure it makes a good earth connection to the metal enclosure. SY cable is generally for […]

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Video interview about becoming an electrician

11 May 2012

Here’s a video interview with an electrician. It’s my old mate Imtiyaz Bhatty from IMI Electrical. The Recruitment Guy interviews him to find out what an electrician’s life is like,  the training, the prospects and the money. It’s an informative interview which will be of interest to anyone thinking of becoming an electrician. Imi makes some good points […]

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