Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 2018

You have to see this before buying cheap counterfeit electrical products – it’s explosive!

By |2020-01-09T20:20:20+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Health and Safety|

This video from You Tube, linked from the BS1363 website is an excellent example to show what happens when a UK plug fitted with a counterfeit BS1363 fuse is subject to a short circuit. Because the counterfeit fuse has no filling to suppress the arc it just explodes, as there's nothing else it can do, blowing the plug from [...]

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Portable Appliances must be unplugged to be tested

By |2020-01-09T20:34:39+00:00April 11th, 2018|PAT Testing Info|

How often do you see a PAT tester testing your equipment without unplugging it? It is not possible to test a portable appliance without unplugging it A technician that doesn't unplug an appliance is simply looking at it, or doing even less - he sticks a sticker on and charges you for it. An internal fault won’t be found [...]

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Register your appliances

By |2020-01-09T20:34:39+00:00April 11th, 2018|Handy Hints and Tips|

Have you registered the appliances in your properties with the manufacturer? When you buy appliances these days there is a warranty card in the box, if you complete and send it off you'll be notified if there is ever a recall notice on the appliance. Appliances, especially kitchen appliances get recalled all the time for all kinds of reasons, [...]

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How do we check if appliances have been recalled?

By |2020-01-09T20:34:50+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Health and Safety|

Electrical appliances get recalled all the time, for all kinds of reasons, often simple maintenance issues where if you get in touch with the manufacturer they'll send an engineer out to do the work, but sometimes it's because a fault has been found that makes the appliance highly dangerous, like it could overheat and catch fire. If there is [...]

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