Entries by Jeff Evans

Smoke Alarm Regulations

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations It goes without saying that inhaling smoke and carbon dioxide is incredibly harmful for the body. Smoke has the potential to inflame your airways and cause respiratory failure. And carbon monoxide poisoning can also cause severe damage to the body. High levels of carbon monoxide reduce the amount of […]

What is an RCD?

What is an RCD and How Does it Work?   RCD, or residual current device A residual current device (RCD) is one of the best ways to protect yourself from electrical equipment. Accidents, after all, can happen. And the dangers of electricity mean that the consequences of these accidents can be severe and even fatal. […]

How much do led lights save?

LED Bulbs: How Much Can You Save? We’re well aware of the benefits that LED bulbs come packed with. Not only do they have long lifespans, but they also produce unrivalled levels of brightness and embrace energy efficiency. The beauty of all these benefits is that they combine to deliver a lighting solution which is […]

Common Fuse Box Problems

What are the Most Common Fuse Box Problems? A fuse box is crucial for ensuring that each circuit in your building receives the correct amount of power. Not only does this allow you to keep all your appliances running without interruption, but it also prevents the risk of electrical fires. A functioning fuse box is […]

What is EICR?

EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report Our homes and workplaces rely on electricity to power the many devices we need to live and survive. But we have to make sure these devices are safe. Electricity is a powerful form of energy and can cause serious injuries when it gets out of control. Clearly, it needs […]

Common Electrical Problems

Common Electrical Problems around the Home We rely on electricity like no other form of energy when it comes to powering our homes. Ovens, hot water and lighting are just three examples of how our homes rely on electricity. But electricity is not without its problems. And, due to the ubiquity of electrical appliances in […]

Signal booster for mobile phones

How can you increase your  mobile phone  signal strength? Mobile signal strength can be a real problem for many people, particularly in rural areas or very densely built up areas. Using a mobile signal booster or mobile repeater can help by amplifying the available signal to an acceptable or serviceable level What causes poor signal […]

What is PAT Testing?

What is Portable Appliance Testing? Portable Appliance Testing is the description for the inspection of the safety of use for electrical equipment. The inspection consists of a visual inspection of the equipment and an electrical test of the same equipment. Both are important in the inspection and testing due to all electrical faults not being […]

Is My Electrical Equipment Is Safe?

How Do I Know If My Electrical Equipment Is Safe? Electricity can be highly dangerous, so it’s important that you know what you’re dealing with when it comes to working with electronic devices. Regardless of whether you’re changing a light bulb or rewiring a plug, the dangers of electricity have the potential to kill. Naturally, […]

Alternating Current or Direct Current?

Which is Safer; Alternating Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC)? When you’re working with electronic products it’s crucial that you understand the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). Not only will this knowledge allow you to work on these products with a firm understanding of how they operate electrically, but it will […]