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Posted by Pamela Brown, on
I had a spark when plugging in my tablet. The lights are on everywhere and i have electricity in the kitchen and bathroom but nowhere else. I had a look at the wylex box (BS5486 Part 13) and it had tripped, tried resetting but didn't resolve problem. I changed the fuse wire (using correct 15amp as stated on box) but alas still no power. Any ideas? Thank You
Shamir  Dosanjh

Shamir Dosanjh

From what you have described and subsequently done I would get in a qualified electrician to carry out continuity and insulation tests. It will confirm whether you have a break in the circuit this might be the case at the socket outlet into which you plugged in your tablet into. There are so many things that need to be Considered the age of the installation and wiring and from your description the Wylex board itself may have a problem with it Post job and get in a qualified electrification as I feel job now requires a qualified and competent person should tackle
Matthew Colak

Matthew Colak

Hi Pamela, If you changed the fuse wire and the trip switch has reset this usual indicates that the initial problem which caused the trip has disappeared. Now whether there is a fault with the socket or anywhere else is the problem that now exists. As you are not getting power anywhere on any circuit this again leads back to the circuit board especially if the bathroom and kitchen are on Seperate circuits. The simplist solution before going much further is check the integrity of the fuse holder which you rewired and if possible exchange it with a know good, it is important to plug the one that you rewired back into the known good circuit to check to see if the wire you replaced is good also. From the results of this simple test you will be able to rule out the fuse and narrow the fault down further. I do advise you get an electrician who can fault find, usually one that holds the C&G 2391 or 2395 qualification should do the trick. Kind regards, Matt Elcert
Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams

It could be your lead for the tablet try taking it out and resetting your fuse , if you have already done this then it sounds like you have a fault and needs a test to find it
richard taylor

richard taylor

This is a difficult one to answer ; the installation is old by your description of the fault. You may have consider re wiring Rick
Krzysztof Zieba

Krzysztof Zieba

If the fuse is good, RCD is on, and still there is no power in the sockets, may be damaged cable between the fuse box and the first socket in circuit. or poor connection has been burned somewhere in junction box at the beginning of the circuit. I would advise You to do test of this installation by electrician. Chris
David Wall-Morris

David Wall-Morris

The room you were in is on a different circuit to the kitchen and bathroom and BS5486 is a re-wireable board. Check the fuse wire again as when you tighten the screw it is easy to snap the wire. If there is a RCD (you say "tripped") unplug all appliances on the circuit and reset. Plug in the appliances one by one - the one that trips is the faulty one. Regards, David.
Darren Gotts

Darren Gotts

As previous comments suggest you need to get a qualified electrician in to check the cause of the fault. It could be a number of things. It could be a fault with an appliance, a fault in the wiring or a short to a metal back box. The consumer unit is in need of replacing to 17 th edition , which will give you mcb's and rcd protection. I would advise you get an electrician in and they will find initial fault and also advice you to upgrade the consumer unit. Costly but I feel is necessary.
Bogdan Banasiewicz

Bogdan Banasiewicz

You can not resolve problem by yourself . There is short circuit and can be checked by electrician only . First I suggest check socket where tablet was connected . Probably socket circuit connected via RCD which affect rest of circuit .
wayne lewis

wayne lewis

Check the fuse again, it's probably blown again, which means there is a short on the circuit, probably from where it sparked. Should be only a small job to sort.
Gary Worgan

Gary Worgan

This is a job for a qualified Electrician( Live/earth fault live/neutral fault). I am on rated people, Great British Electrical based in Sussex. If you are based to far you can still call and I will advise what a electrician should charge and do to fix this Best Regards, Gary Worgan (NiCEiC.Jib)
Alex Donbavand

Alex Donbavand

Hi Pamela With this type of problem initially i would go round and unplug everything that is plugged in to the sockets that are being affected, then try to reset the trip. The idea is to separate the wiring in the house from any appliance that could be faulty. If the trip resets then it indicates a faulty appliance. If it won't reset then it indicates faulty wiring. As you said the problem accrued when you used a certain socket, it is possible for that socket to be connected up incorrectly. These are just a couple of places to start. If it looks like faulty wiring the next step would be to have the circuit tested and checked over properly.

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