Electrics


Solar powered workshop

Geo5 Solarpower Kit

I’ve got a big cable connecting my shed to the mains supply but for many people the distance or terrain make it difficult to install power. So I’ve asked Kevin from The Solar Shed to explain a bit about the

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Socket Overload Checker

Socket Overload Checker

The clever chaps over at the Electrical Safety Council have provided a simple checker you can use to ensure you are not overloading your extension cables. If you are using a reel type extention that the rating for it wound

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Three Phase RCDs

Three Phase RCDs

My previous post raised some questions on how does a three phase RCD work. If you’ve a three phase load then you can’t just use three single phase RCD’s attached to each of the phases. You’ll need a specialist 3

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Plug into Safety

Plug into Safety

During National Shed Week, the Electrical Safety Council is reminding people of the electrical safety issues in their sheds with their Plug into Safety campaign. “Of the top five ‘shed hazards’ identified below, three relate to electrical safety: storing mains-powered

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More Electrical Safety

I’ve previously mentioned that you need to be careful when dealing with electrics in the workshop but not everyone is quite so sensible. Uncle Wilko from the ShedBlog reported of a pensioner who decided to wired up his shed electrics

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