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by RobertArthur
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Apartment Renovation Alps PDS
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Apartment Renovation Alps PDS

The apartments will probably have a 6kVA connection to the grid, the so called " puissance souscrite ". One connection of 9 kVA for this 38 m2 surface will be (more than) enough, only one abonnement. Heating: electric? For a possible wiring lay-out see page 10 of this document . Because there is alr...
by RobertArthur
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old style sockets ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Old style sockets ?

To continue: if it is not a prise commandée the second possibility is that of an interrupteur encastré avec prise de courant . Back in time, an introduction to French wiring, published by CME-editions in 1992. Already separate circuits for sockets and lights in those days. Page 56 shows a nice switc...
by RobertArthur
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old style sockets ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Old style sockets ?

If it is a so called prise commandée it is easy to measure, the socket should be switched on/off with this switch. This type of sockets is only for lighting purposes, see this information by Legrand . Not everybody knows this "only lights rule", so switch or télérupteur have to carry sometimes much ...
by RobertArthur
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Constructions "en pierre".
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Constructions "en pierre".

@ Aardvark: ever since Steve Gibson saw some twenty years ago data going from his pc (modem, serial connection, data sniffer) to somewhere in the word wide web without doing anything I'm aware of what's going on out there. It was something new and unexpected in those days. Denial of course by these ...
by RobertArthur
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Building and Planning
Topic: Constructions "en pierre".
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Constructions "en pierre".

Not about Brit of French builders, about practical DIY advice from SYSTÈME-D for everybody. A newsletter this morning in my mailbox covering a wide range of subjects: Les pierres de construction Ou trouver des pierres . Reconstruire une maison . Une véranda en bois et pierre . Un muret en pierre . R...
by RobertArthur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slinky
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Slinky

@ Le Démerdeur: the LINKY design makes future upgrades etc. possible. From this cpchardware article the following quote: " La présence d'un microcontrôleur ARM Cortex M3 dans certains modèles de Linky montre un souci d'évolutivité à long terme, sans compter qu'ERDF impose aux fabricants des "réserve...
by RobertArthur
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slinky
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Slinky

HP/HC tariff (un)competitive: one of the many examples , red is more expensive. You have to consume a lot in the night tariff to make it the cheaper option, at least 45 % of your annual consumption. Source: fournisseurs electricite . As from the tariff changes in August 2010 the base tariff has beco...
by RobertArthur
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slinky
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Slinky

by RobertArthur
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Television, Internet & IT, Phones
Topic: Laptop screen
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Laptop screen

French news at eight o'clock: hear all about it, someone succeeded in cooling doon a Scottish person....
by RobertArthur
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Television, Internet & IT, Phones
Topic: Laptop screen
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Laptop screen

Last week I repaired an Asus laptop, made it's entry in our family August 2011. Reliable workhorse. Two problems developed the last month: so every now and then several thin white lines in the display and a tendency to overheat suddenly, fan revving up to max. And then several blue screen crashes. C...