Important Checks

As customers you should check that your fuse board can be turned off and that breakers can be turned off.. i say this as recently i had a customer who had a board that had all but failed, and the result was a board that could not be isolated by any other means than pulling […]

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Building a Sparky’s Wiki for Trainee’s & Apprentice’s.

We are currently in the process of building a Sparky’s Library (a Wiki) for those in training and apprenticeships & for those who forget some thing stupid or just have a mind blank moment. We hope to provide all the basic equations and values with all sorts of tips and tricks plus some detailed explanations. […]

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New Branding Items & Card Payment system

Today we have added both proper Card payment facilities and Branded labels for our Consumer Unit jobs. Together these will just provide further enhanced service and brand recognition through the Card Payment system and branded label respectively and we are not stopping there. As part of our desire to constantly improve our service we will […]

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Over Engineering things!

You know your board on a weekend when you spend a few minutes designing a circuit board for the simplest task… In this case i knocked up a design for an LED module that could be used to power multiple LED’s of different colors (each with a different coresponding resistor value) from a circuit board […]

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Electrical Repair

Do you ever have that feeling where you ask your self.. do i need to place this or get it repaired ?

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Smart Thermostat

So the new Topic this week is the Smart thermostat and what brand to go with as they are gaining popularity. Most people go with Nest or Hive seemingly dependant entirely on the idea of do i trust google of not. There are of course other smart home systems but most require a more in […]

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Let the Work Begin!

I have now completed all the accreditation requirements despite Covid-19 delays and work has begun! I am now registered with NAPIT for Full Domestic and Commercial Electrical services fromDesign, installation, inspection and testing.. “Don’t Delay – Book Today” Roll on the a Covid-free Future! NAPIT credential link https://search.napit.org.uk/member/34431/voltacore-ltdPersonal Qualifications & details here.

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The Future of Electrical

So there are 2 Topics in today’s “Think Piece” : The Idea of Solar/Battery/Electric Car Combination homes. This is nothing new to people like me as being in the DIY PowerWall Community for the last few years there has been a long slow march towards the Power wall idea and i think spear-headed by Tesla […]

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Just Decorated ?

One of the things i get alot is people who have just spent alot of money on decorating and then think they want a new lighting setup that would require putting holes in walls and the reaction they have when you have “That” conversation with them. New though in the modern day there are ways […]

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New Electrical Rules for Landlords

As many in the Landlord and Estate agents/Property managers communities will be aware there are new Rules that have come about that now require a much more vigilant oversight of the Electrical health of your properties. But before the rules even came into force we all knew there is going to be some abuse and/or […]

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