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  1. VincentW
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    VincentW Active EF Member

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    Apologies for what will seem a daft question to you guys - I am not an electrician, and have not got to grips with the different voltages on appliances.

    Can someone tell me if these lights can be wired into the mains - these state 110v so if not would these usually be powered by a generator or transformer.

    Again apologies for my lack of knowledge.
    Vince

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  2. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    If you stick 230V it will damage the light as well as being extremely dangerous, where did you get the fittings from? so DON'T connect them up to the 230v mains
     
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  3. VincentW
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    We have these in our warehouse - quite a large amount, so how would they be powered please.
     
  4. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Sorry to be obvious, but they need to be powered from a 110volt AC or DC supply!

    If you only have UK (230VAC) mains then you'll need a transformer to reduce the voltage from 230 to 110 volts.
     
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  5. VincentW
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    VincentW Active EF Member

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    I believe construction usually use 110v (I may be wrong), so where would use a bulkhead emergency light like this ? I think its an emergency light anyway - although it does not have a battery of any sort inside
     
  6. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    could be emergency lights powered from an external 110V source. e.g. a battery pack.
     
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  7. VincentW
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    VincentW Active EF Member

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    Thats what I thought, however what makes them emergency lights as opposed to standard 110v bulkheads if they are powered from an external source surely a normal bulkhead would work the same
     
  8. hightower
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    Has it got a capacitor inside? EDIT: A big one.
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    if they are emergencies, on loss of the lighting circuit supply, the emergency supply would kick in. 110V would mean less batteries to supply them.
     
  10. Andy78
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    Some older emergency light systems have a central battery instead of batteries in the lights. Ones I have seen in the past have been the size of a tea chest if you are looking for one on site.
     
  11. Pete999
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    Vincent can you show us a picture of the packing and any instructions
     
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  12. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    tetctrix may have hit on it. Some emergeny lighting systems have a central (battery) supply for all emergency lights.
    Standard voltages are 24, 50, 110 and 230Volt

    They'll be powered by something that looks like this:
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  13. VincentW
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    VincentW Active EF Member

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    As attached

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  14. VincentW
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    VincentW Active EF Member

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    The packing is just a plain brown box - ive sent over a pic of the inside PCB
     
  15. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    What was your intended use for these fittings Vincent, or are you just trying to find out what they are ?
     
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