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Postby minormadman » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:44 pm

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Postby ruairidh » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:13 pm

Spoke to soon got new rcb today wired it up and it still trips when using welder.
Must be something to do with consumer unit in garage.
Will get an electrician at some point but meantime will just use extension to outside socket. :roll:
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Postby ruairidh » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:22 pm

Think I have a solution :D
Phoned electrician and he says I need to upgrade the breaker to a D type as the one at the minute is a B type so will get one at some point and report back. :)
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Postby ruairidh » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Problem solved.
New breaker arrived today 32A Dtype fitted and welder works a treat.
Oh Happy days. :D
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Re: welder problem

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:31 pm

All this talk of 'breakers' and RCD ....I just use 13 amp fuse and no problems. :-) After a while the welder tells me I need a cup of coffee - by shutting down while it cools off. Otherwise - no worries!
 









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Re: welder problem

Postby MM » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:35 pm

Hear, hear, me the same. You're normally wearing gloves and boots anyway while welding, and the trigger handle is insulated plastic, so the risk of a shock is pretty minimal with reasonably well-maintained equipment.
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Re: welder problem

Postby ruairidh » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:58 pm

My welder does have a 13 amp fuse in the plug but it still tripped the breaker.
My electrician said that the B type was to weak and a D type was required.
Hope your not still using old ceramic fuses bmc :shock:
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