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  1. Wirejerker

    Portable generator not producing electric

    I had that problem with an alternator and I disconnected the field wires red and white and connected a battery to the terminals (positive to the terminal with the red wire) for 3 to 5 sec. I did not start the generator at that stage. I reconnected the wires, cover back on then I started the generator. This was enough to put the residual ack into the field pole. I read with interest using an electric drill to energise the field and I can see you need the right type of drill. One with permanent magnets and no speed control. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Flexible hose

    Have you tried refrigeration fittings Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    RCBO found not connected

    Curiosity got the better of me about shared neutrals in AS3000 and yes they allow it but there is a few things you must do 1 All circuit breakers or isolation switches must be linked so all actives are isolated 2 The neutral conductor must be clearly marked and the actives identified 3 the neutral cannot be looped in switches,lights,power points or appliances. It’s a lot simpler to run a neutral for each active and be done with it Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Gov incoming connection.

    If you are putting a box and a switch there you can put a changeover switch in so it’s ready to take a generator at a later date. If there is a blackout you can drop a generator there and have it up and running in less than an hour. Use a larger box then required so you can change to automatic switch over setup, a few control wires back to the CU and a 6mm earth wire back to CU earth bus. If you still got access run a conduit from the box to where you may put the generator.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Capacitors in fluorescent fixtures

    The Phillips S2 starter is designed for the lower wattage lamps. 4-22 Watts it gives you a better/faster start. The S10 starter range is 4-65 watts and it preforms better in the high range eg 36 Watts. The diag shows 2x18 Watt lamps on a 36 Watt ballast and normal starters. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Generator power?

    I hope no one is using a lead with a plug on each end (suicide lead) to connect their genset. Your wall mounted plug should look similar to this. https://www.lazada.co.th/products/pce-16a-230v-3pin-2pe-i7515343-s9383748.html And connected through a correctly wired change over switch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    I’ve done a ruff drawing from what you explained. There is a few different ways to wire these elements and it all works identical so if yours is wired different it not necessary wrong. eg the TOL is wired often on either side of the coil so it can be between the coil and the neutral or between the timer contact and the coil as drawn. I hope this helps. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    The thermal overload trip is on terminals 95 to 96 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    Sorry. I did not understand why anyone would set the OL under the motor rating. [emoji99]
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    Yes you can but you open yourself up to nuisance tripping. A motor will draw 6 times the rated current stated on the name plate on start not 6 times the static load. A thermal overload unit has one purpose in life and that is to protect the motor. Set it on the nameplate rating and it will then match the motor allowing short overloads such as starting and plugging as long as the timed average is below the rating of the motor. Setting the TOL low does not save power or protect the motor any better. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pump Contactor Thermal Overload

    The overload unit should be set to the current stated on the nameplate of the motor. To manually trip the overload PULL the red button rather then push. It’s rare for a terminal overload to have nuisance trips it usually indicates a problem that needs intervention or you will burn out a motor Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Best sealing product ?

    You need to check you have plenty of fall and down pipes to get the water away fast as you have blocked the overflow with the sealing on the wall so the excess water will flow back under the roof Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Outdoor UPS for lighting

    LED street light with solar panel n remote perhaps Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Strange behavior lights and contacter.

    I’m sure now.. I’m out by a factor of ten that should have been 0.6 for the 50 or 1.2 for the 100. So what I wrote in my previous post is all crap. Your post makes a lot of sense. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Strange behavior lights and contacter.

    50 meters of 1.5 has about 6 ohms resistance. If you have 40 volts loss in the neutral wire you should also have 40 volts loss as its carrying the same current. If you start with 220 volts and loose 80 volts that only leaves 140 volts at the pumps when they are running. Yes you should have run a bigger wire. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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