Blog articles about electrical testing in general; could be related to any kind of electrical testing such as the fixed wiring, emergency lighting, pat testing etc.
Fixed wiring testing electrical circuits When you want a quote for fixed wiring inspections (PIR / EICR etc) you'll be asked how many circuits you have, but if checking how many circuits you have totally baffles you then this article will prove useful. If you contact us for a quote the first question we're going to ask is how many circuits you have, and whether they're single phase, two pole or three phase. So here it is, the easy way to work out how many circuits you have. Take a photo and send it to us, or Go to your fuse board, wherever it is. If you're in a house it could be anywhere but popular places are under the stairs. Do you have more than one board? If so, you're going to have to do this at both boards. If you flip over the cover on the board, you'll see a row of black switches, some may be joined together. If 2 are joined together, they are 'two pole', if three are then they are 'three phase' and the rest are 'single phase'. If none are joined together that keeps things easy. Count up how many switches for [...]