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Electrical Videos


In this section you will find videos to help you when doing home electrics.

If you are not 100% certain what you are doing please consult a professional electrician.

  • 12:33 Popular How to replace a single socket with a double socket

    How to replace a single socket with a double socket

    by Admin Added 234 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to replace a standard UK single domestic socket with a double socket. Single sockets are often not suitable for today’s power hungry households which mean that some people buy unsafe adaptors that put undue stress on the sockets

  • 07:03 Popular Two way light switching explained

    Two way light switching explained

    by Admin Added 2,983 Views / 1 Likes

    This video shows how to wire a two way switching circuit, or a two way lighting circuit. I believe this is called a three way switching circuit in some countries. This video shows how to change a one way lighting circuit into a two way lighting circuit an

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  • 06:26 Popular How to install a dimmer switch

    How to install a dimmer switch

    by Admin Added 980 Views / 1 Likes

    This video shows how to replace a standard light switch with a dimmer switch. Dimmer switches are popular because the light in the room can be dimmed to make the room lighting less bright. Before installing a dimmer switch you have to be certain that the

  • 07:39 Popular How to install a USB wall socket

    How to install a USB wall socket

    by Admin Added 1,582 Views / 0 Likes

    More and more electrical items can now be charged using a USB lead, which often means plugging an adapter into a standard electrical socket. This can mean that your socket soon becomes busy with items that are trying to use the power outlets. Installing a

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  • 06:21 Popular Cat 5 network cable crimping

    Cat 5 network cable crimping

    by Admin Added 1,688 Views / 1 Likes

    If you are installing a home network or simply want to make up your own patch leads this video will show how to crimp an RJ45 plug on to the end of a CAT 5 network cable There are two standards when wiring up network cables, T568A and T568B this requires

  • 05:17 Popular Security light fitting | Guardcam

    Security light fitting | Guardcam

    by Admin Added 2,406 Views / 1 Likes

    This video shows how to replcae a standard security light with a Guardcam. The Guardcam looks like a traditional security light but it has a camera built in which can record video or take still pictures.

  • 11:39 Popular How to install a Fused connection unit | FCU

    How to install a Fused connection unit | FCU

    by Admin Added 3,065 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows a DIY'er how to install a fused connection unit, often called a FCU. Useful links-http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/routing_a_cable.htm#The latest requirements for running cables is below-http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/diy-elect

  • 02:46 Popular In-Line wire connectors- Spliceline

    In-Line wire connectors- Spliceline

    by Admin Added 2,413 Views / 0 Likes

    SpliceLine™ in-line connectors are one of the easiest ways of joining two wires together without an specialised tools such as crimping pliers. SpliceLine™ In-Line connectors are very compact and are probably theeasiest way of joining two wires

  • 13:35 Popular How to wire a two way light switch | two way switching

    How to wire a two way light switch | two way switching

    by Admin Added 9,399 Views / 6 Likes

    This video shows how to convert a typical one way light switch into a two way switching arrangement. This means that a light (or lights) can be switched off from two locations. You can also add a third light switch if you use an intermediate light switch,

  • 03:02 Popular Energy saving Light bulbs

    Energy saving Light bulbs

    by Admin Added 1,345 Views / 0 Likes

    Year on year electricity bills increase at a much higher rate than inflation. By installing low energy light bulbs you can make a substantial saving on your energy bills in a quick time. Typically payback is after 12 months, by that time you have paid for

  • 16:41 Popular Sinking an electrical backbox

    Sinking an electrical backbox

    by Admin Added 4,217 Views / 0 Likes

    How to fit an electrical double back box onto a solid brick wall that has been wallpapered. Fitting a back box is normally done before the wall is papered but if you wanted to add an extra socket in your home and the wall has been papered then this video

  • 10:49 Popular How to replace wall lights | fitting uplighters

    How to replace wall lights | fitting uplighters

    by Admin Added 2,824 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to safely replace wall lights and has some good tips on collecting the dust when drilling as well as how to ensure the fixing bracket is completely level.

  • 02:43 Popular Light switch testing

    Light switch testing

    by Admin Added 2,285 Views / 0 Likes

    This video is useful if you are having problems with a light that either will not switch off or will not switch on (assuming the lamp has been checked).

  • 11:00 Popular Replacing an electrical socket

    Replacing an electrical socket

    by Admin Added 2,450 Views / 0 Likes

    Replacing an electrical socket

  • 05:19 Popular How to measure amperage

    How to measure amperage

    by Admin Added 1,268 Views / 0 Likes

    How to measure amperage using a multi-meter

  • 03:16 Popular multimeter voltage using a multi meter

    multimeter voltage using a multi meter

    by Admin Added 1,882 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use a multi-meter to measure voltage

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