electric trip switch


Postby Ralph » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:22 pm

I just have had a new conservary installed, which included 3 power points. As part of the new regulations the electrian tried to install a trip switch, between the main fuse box and the electric meter. The switch kepted tripping !!!. I pulled out all the plugs, but it still kept tripping. Any ideas what to do next.
Ralph
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:57 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby sparx » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:55 pm

Hi Ralph, first of all don't blame the leckie! the RCD has just shown up a long standing problem which will need a leckie with an Insulation tester to find.
He will need to seperate all Neutrals from Consumer unit common bar to test each circuit in turn with all circuits switched off/fuses pulled, sorry but not really in the realms of DIY, but should not take long to identify 'duff' circuit[s], most often ring with earth touching Neutral, possibly skt fixing screw against cable, good sparky should find quite soon,
regards SPARX
sparx
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.


Postby Ralph » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:43 pm

[quote="sparx"]Hi Ralph, first of all don't blame the leckie! the RCD has just shown up a long standing problem which will need a leckie with an Insulation tester to find.
He will need to seperate all Neutrals from Consumer unit common bar to test each circuit in turn with all circuits switched off/fuses pulled, sorry but not really in the realms of DIY, but should not take long to identify 'duff' circuit[s], most often ring with earth touching Neutral, possibly skt fixing screw against cable, good sparky should find quite soon,
regards SPARX[/quote]

[color=red][/color]
Thanks, leckie found problem today, which was a double 3 point power switch. The wires were very loose, leckie spotted them, tighten up and trip switch works OK. The 3 point plug being used for a floor stand light, with no problems.

Took the two leckies 1.5 hours to find fault and re-store all plus etc.

Thanks
Ralph
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:57 pm


Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by


 


  • Related Topics