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Topic Title: Neighbours RCD Tripping?
Topic Summary: Power Tool trips their RCD (so i'm told!)
Created On: 03 December 2012 09:00 PM
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 05 December 2012 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

NE fault of a few hundred ohms in the installation

Bear in mind that the fault might not be in the fixed installation - it could equally be in an appliance or extension lead (especially the surge protection types).

- Andy.

Yes, remiss of me not to point that out, Andy - it need not be the installation, anything connected with the N-E fault would have the same effect - and it could be more than one fault

I did once have to find a similar problem which had the same crushing effect of the neutral conductor to the back box in 3 different sockets - don't ask me why, but the installer brought the cables that dropped down the walls into the side of the KO box - the socket configuration was such that it crushed the neutral cables because the boxes were too shallow when fitted.



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