Electrical Exchange

Electrical Exchange

Welcome to the Electrical Exchange, our Electrical News Forum, by Electricians Forums. This is where you’ll find advice that is specific to the UK power grid, plugs, regulations, the works.

Share your knowledge with other Professional Electricians from across the UK.

  • We have this thread on TilersForums.com and it's just been restarted because the old thread had 20,000 replies and 500,000 views. And there were 700 pages. Started to lag a bit on slow connections. I think we had a bash of this before, but I can't find the thread, so thought I'd start another one […]
  • NEWSFLASH!!! ElectriciansForums.net are on Instagram from today!! Give us a follow at @ElectriciansForums because we feel a bit lonely at the moment!!! Have a great weekend where ever you are!
  • ​​There is a virtual Automotive Tech Forum event on 27th and 28th March 2024.​This event is being held at the end of March and is a virtual event, so you can attend from anywhere in the World! All you need to do is register here and claim your place. The Automotive Tech Forum is held […]
  • Electrical2Go – Green2go Launches for All Your Solar, EV Charging and Renewable Needs Green2Go – for All Your Solar, EV Charging and Renewable Needs In a world where the need for sustainable living has never been more important, the birth of Green2Go, our new sister company, couldn't have come at a better time… Read more
  • Electrical2Go – Home Security: Using Floodlights, CCTV, and Door Entry Systems In an era where technology is advancing rapidly, home security has become a paramount concern for homeowners. Protecting your home requires a multi-faceted approach, and three essential components that can significantly enhance your home's security… Read more
  • Register your Klein Tools online today to access tool details and protect yourself against tool theft!​ If you own Klein Tools in the USA or the rest of the world, then don't forget to head over to the Klein Tools website to register them online. You can find their website here.​ Founded in 1857 before […]
  • CityElectricalSupply.com (CES) are an electrical supplier across the United States with over 550 branches coast to coast.​ Here in the UK we know them as CEF – a familiar name in the trade. With plenty of stores and fast shipping they can get your orders fulfilled quickly so you can spend your time on your […]
  • Spring Budget 2024 Allocates £800m To Offshore Wind Farm Projects As Part Of £1bn Pledge To Invest In Green Power.​Developers will be able to bid for some of the fund to create new Offshore Wind Farms in a bid to improve Green Energy in the UK. This is for projects that be delivered from 2027 […]
  • I was asked how to add a 'placement' (advert) on ElectriciansForums.net via Google Ads. Apparently it's easy. According to this Google Help Page on it, you just need to select Display Advertising to advertise on websites, and then run a search when you get to the website domain name (so electriciansforums.net). Right now Google… Read […]
  • Bulb Energy, which started in 2015 and was one of the first providers to offer renewable energy at affordable rates, has gone into special administration due to the spike in wholesale prices… Read more
  • The Go Plus hot tub is being recalled because you could get electrocuted taking a dip, according to press releases from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). An Amazon spokesperson said: "Safety is a top priority at Amazon. "We require all products offered in our store to comply with applicable laws and regulations and have… […]
  • Checkout the latest case study from RF Solutions: The SWITCHLINK is an RF wireless switching system ideal for outdoor lighting remote control. The system uses a battery-powered wall gang switch and a 230Vac MAINS receiver and has a range of up to 200 metres. The MAINSSWITCH, a similar system, instead uses a small pocket…​ Read […]
  • There has been a lot of talk and concern about AFDDs recently. I am alerting you to a Webinar by BEAMA later this week that you guys might find useful following latest changes to Amendment 2. Here is the link to find out more and register: Mythbusting AFDDs – A Webinar (beama.org.uk) We've also put […]
  • Merry Christmas from ElectriciansForums.net​What a weird year we’ve had!​We will need to keep our wits about us during these next couple of months, but I think we’re near the end of it all and at a place where we just live with it. London Christmas Tree feels the same as every single person in the […]
  • Don‘t be left out in the cold this Winter. Get yourself a Testo to enter our van giveaway!​Offer Valid on the following models, testo 300, 300LL, 310, 327-1, 320B, 340, 550i, 550s, 557s, 557s, 865, 868, 871, 872, 883, 890. Buy a Testo flue gas analyser, digital manifold or thermal imaging camera for a chance […]
  • Parts of the country have still not recovered from Storm Arwen a couple of weeks ago and we now have another storm barrelling towards us called Storm Barra. With wind warnings across most of the UK and snow and wet weather across a large swathe of the country we are wondering if the infrastructure will […]
  • Disconnect once check twice..(or more) Found HERE at Trading Standards Risk level Serious Risk type Electric shock Risk description The fault was identified during routine installation process which includes a test. It was found that the switch did not isolate the circuit. The product does not meet the… Read more
  • Want to become a qualified electrician? Look carefully at the training courses on offer to avoid wasting time and money, is the advice in a new campaign from electrical industry body The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). With thousands of searches each year on terms such as ‘electrical courses’ and ‘how to become… Read more
  • On a mobile device click the menu then click install app. Done. You get push notifications amongst other things. Its a progressive web app not an app available in an app store. That just means its web-based and uses our hosting rather than Google or apples. But its largely basically an app.
  • The Electricians Arms is a private area on ElectriciansForums.net that only those who have proven they are an electrician, with lots of experience (and polite manor) can gain access to. There used to be quite a long URL for the 'Arms (our pub that allows lock-ins and will cut a get specifically for each member, […]

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