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Lesson: Overloading Electrical Sockets

Categories: Electrical Contractors , Northampton Electrician

Overloading Electrical Sockets is DANGEROUS Why? I see it almost every day, customers I visit have extension leads in their homes, using 4-way bar adaptors or more, to increase the number of appliances that they can plug into a wall socket. I visited a 2 new customers last week, one in Northampton and the other in […]

Update: Location, Location, Location.

Categories: Electrical Contractors

Our location update We now have Electricians located in different towns across Northamptonshire. Almost every week we have phone calls from people in Wellingborough and Kettering, and before now we were unable to offer our services. Until now. We have now located one of our electricians in Wellingborough. And in the near future, we plan to move and offer […]

Electrical Safety

Categories: Electrical Contractors , Northampton Electrician

Electrical injuries Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property. A voltage as low as 50 volts applied between two parts of the human body causes a current to flow that can block the electrical signals between the brain and the muscles: Stopping the heart beating properly Preventing the person from […]

Back to Basics: How to wire a household electrical plug

Categories: Electrical Contractors , Northampton Electrician

NOTE: The UK mains electricity supply is about 230V and can kill if not used safely.  How to wire a plug Here in the UK, we have a three-pin mains electricity plug that power everything in your house, how to wire one, well that is something I’m going to go through. Typically a UK mains plug will […]

HELP! My Electrics Keeps Tripping

Categories: Electrical Contractors

Why does my electrics keep tripping?? Question: Why is it every time I turn my shower on, my electrics go off? I need a shower!! Questions & Answers: How old is your fuse box? Would it be the Old Wylex (or other branded) box? Although these old Wylex fuseboxes are well designed and made the design is no longer […]

Electrical Safety: Plug-in Socket Covers Are DANGEROUS!

Categories: Electrical Contractors , Electrical safety , Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician

Socket Covers should NOT be inserted into plug sockets. Socket Covers Should Be Banned, Full-Stop. Why are Socket Covers Dangerous? Well, if you read along, I’ll tell you why plug socket covers are dangerous. Not one socket cover, brand/make, have been approved for use in UK BS 1363 sockets. So what is BS 1363? The […]

The BS 7671:2018 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Categories: Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician

What is BS 7671? The BS 7671 Wiring Regulations written by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) set out the standards for electrical installations in the UK as well as many other countries. The IET plays a key role in electrical installation standards and safety, and is known for its independent and trusted voice. ST […]

Portable Appliance Testing. PAT Testing in Northampton

Categories: Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician , PAT Testing Northampton

Northampton PAT Testing. Portable Appliance Testing by ST Electrical. Electrical appliance based fires have hit a record high. A Which(?) investigation has found that thousands of faulty appliances catch fire. The law does not require you to have PAT Testing in your home, but how long will it take for this to change? We think the government should look […]

Looking for an electrician in Northampton?

Categories: Northampton , Northampton Electrician

Looking for a fully qualified electrician in Northampton? ST Electrical based in Northampton. ST Electrical was established over 22 years ago after Shaun gained his qualifications at college. What makes us different from other electrical companies in Northampton? We are dedicated to customer service and providing high quality electrical services. We have the most online reviews then any other […]