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Closing the spark gap should not come at the cost of gas customers

Paul Spence – Technical Manager for heatly – takes a look at how the UK should address the difference in gas and electricity prices: There is a lot of talk about the ‘spark gap’ – the difference in price between gas and electricity – as being one of the main reasons between consumers shying away from […]

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Fitting electric vehicle (EV) chargers – What installers need to know

Offering a clean, low carbon alternative to petrol and diesel models, electric vehicles (EV) are an increasingly common sight. With growing demand for domestic charging points, Rob Shepherd takes to the road to find out more about the opportunities for electrical contractors in this area and what to consider when installing them. Figures from the […]

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How to master Safe Isolation

Safe isolation can be a lifesaver for electricians and anyone who works around electricity. Here’s a quick guide to why anyone working around electricity must keep themselves safe with a simple procedure. The silent threat of electricity is a threat that can turn a single misstep into a fatal tragedy. There’s a belief in the […]

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Outdoor lighting – What installers need to know

For many electricians’ customers, April is the perfect season for a garden makeover, so it’s a great time to enlighten customers on the transformative power of IP rated outdoor lighting. Whether it’s merely functional, for security or to create a stunning outdoor space, garden lighting has become an essential element in landscape design. For many […]

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Fluke launches 1535 and 1537 Insulation Resistance Testers

Fluke has announced two portable and lightweight (1.3 kg) Insulation Resistance Testers for fast, accurate and reliable testing up to 2500 V (DC). The high-voltage 1535 and 1537 Insulation Resistance Testers are ideal for industrial electricians, maintenance technicians, electrical engineers and field service engineers looking to simplify frontline troubleshooting and improve productivity. Whether used on […]

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