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15 Free Coupons to my course on basic Electrical Circuit Design

http://skl.sh/1GMNWqx All you need is to copy the link above to your browser and it will take you to the course. Remember, there are only 15 free coupons available so please grab yours before they are all gone! There is … Continue reading

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Single Phase Motor on Pump – Starts in Wrong Direction

This a very interesting problem that has been sent to me by one of our readers, so let’s take a look at what is happening here. Bear in mind, I do not have the exact details of the installation, so … Continue reading

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Fault Finding Electrical Circuit: RCD Tripping

Welcome to another post from Sparkyhelp. Today we will look at one of the most common faults you may be called to on a domestic or commercial installation. The RCD (earth leakage device) keeps on tripping.   This is a … Continue reading

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To Specialise or Not

As Electricians, it is always a difficult question to answer. Should I specialise in a specific niche or not? The answer is not an easy one. You need to establish where you want to be working and as we all … Continue reading

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RCD Installation to an Existing Circuit

Hi everyone. Happy to be able to get back to our blog again and we will be kicking off with a very interesting topic: Installing an Earth Leakage or RCD to an existing control circuit. You have been tasked to … Continue reading

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Project Management Training

Hi Everyone, After a long absence, we can now finally release some great news! SparkyHelp will be offering live online training sessions on a number of electrical and fault finding topics. We will be doing this in collaboration with PCE Training who offers … Continue reading

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User Functions

By Now you have most likely played with the Alpha Controllers a little. (remember, the software can be downloaded free from the Mitsubishi site). What we will do this time is to show you how to create your own user … Continue reading

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Basic Electrical Circuit: Plugging Control

Time for us to take a look at another circuit. This time we will look at a very basic Plugging Control Circuit. What does the name mean? It is merely a circuit where we prevent rapid changing of direction of … Continue reading

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Electrical Circuit

When we look at a star/delta starter, there are some basic rules to follow. I know we have had a look at this type of starter before, but thought it might be worth doing it again to assist with fault … Continue reading

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Monitoring of Electrical Circuits

Hi All It has been a while since the last newsletter, but we are back on track and with the New Year well underway, I thought we could start with a simple, but very useful, application to monitor a circuit. … Continue reading

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