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The Connected Home – on-demand webinar available now!
Did you miss our recent webinar about The Connected Home? If so, fear not! It is now available to view on-demand below. Smart devices in the home can operate to manage the efficiency of individual services and the role of automation is key. Extending from innovative radio automation options up to fully networked home automation systems based on BUS/SCS technology (which can also be integrated into third party solutions), connected home devices provide…
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Free, live webinar: The Connected Home
Legrand’s Matt Crunden, Training & BIM Manager, will join us on 26 May 2021 at 13:00 for a free, live webinar on The Connected Home. Smart devices in the home can operate to manage the efficiency of individual services and the role of automation is key. Extending from innovative radio automation options up to fully networked home automation systems based on BUS/SCS technology (which can also be integrated into third party solutions), connected home…
Design & Installation Featured Industry News Planning Technology
Light Planning Simplified
Learn how to make a hands-on light plan and TCO calculation with simple tools. If you’re interested in lighting, you should check out the Ledvance Training Centre, an online platform packed with bite-sized training videos covering a variety of lighting topics, including technology, products and applications. With short run times between eight and 24 minutes, they’re perfect to fit in around your apprenticeship, and you can dip in and out of…
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Armoured cable supplies to outbuildings
ELECSA consistently receives enquiries relating to supplies to detached outbuildings of domestic premises, such as garages, sheds or home-offices. This article addresses the questions which typically arise where such a supply is provided by an SWA cable buried in the ground, in particular: • Can the armouring be used as a circuit protective conductor?• What are the equipotential bonding requirements?• What are the particular requirements where PME conditions apply? Armouring…
Design & Installation
Electrical installations for greenhouses
Except for those requirements applying only to locations where livestock is kept, the requirements relating to agricultural and horticultural premises given in Section 705 of BS 7671 apply to the electrical installation in any greenhouse, whether it is a large commercial greenhouse or a small garden greenhouse. Electrical installations in such locations are considered by BS 7671 to warrant special attention due to the increased risk of electric shock. The increased risk…
Design & Installation Science
Power factor correction – What is it? Why is it required? How is it achieved?
Power factor basics: Power quality is essential for efficient equipment operation, and power factor contributes to this. Power factor is the measure of how efficiently incoming power is used in an electrical installation. It is the ratio of active to apparent power, when: Active Power (P) = the power needed for useful work such as turning a lathe, providing light or pumping water, expressed in Watt or KiloWatt (kW) Reactive…
Design & Installation Technology
Keep an open mind
Don’t look backwards, the saying goes. You’re not going that way! writes Simon Johnson, Sales Engineer, Theben and KNX UK board member As an apprentice you are in the great position of being able to learn the theory and fundamentals of your trade in the classroom whilst picking up the necessary hands-on skills you need on the job. You need to have an eye for the future and be prepared.The…