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# 208268 3-Feb-2017 21:21
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I've been playing with automation, and are now getting ready to start putting in some 240v relays.

I understand you can do it yourself legally.. but that assumes the knowledge to do so. Does anyone know if there's a pre apprenticeship, home owners electrical course you can do do get sone if the basic skills? Or is there no such thing?

I'd rather not have to call in an electrician everytime, especially to replace a wall switch with a new model, or introduce a zwave relay, or relocate a wall plug to the other side of a wall.




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  # 1715168 3-Feb-2017 21:29
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maybe one of these?

 

http://etco.co.nz/service-technicians

 

 

 

may be cost prohibitive though


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k1w1k1d:

Sorry David there is very little electrical work that a home owner can legally do.


http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/about/publications/publications-for-consumers/new-zealand-electrical-code-of-practice-for-homeowner-occupiers-electrical-wiring-work-in-domestic-installations



But specifically it does say
Remove and replace any of the following kinds of fittings where the work does not involve work on any switchboard:
(i) Switches:
(ii) Socket-outlets:
(iii) Permanent connection units:
(iv) Light fittings:
(v) Batten holders:
(vi) Cord grip lampholders:
(vii) Ceiling roses:
(viii) Flexible cords connected to any permanent connection
unit, ceiling rose, or cord grip lampholder:
(ix) Water heater switches:
(x) Thermostats:
(xi) Elements:
(b) Remove and replace fuse links:
(c) Connect and disconnect fixed wired appliances:
(d) Relocate existing switches, socket-outlets, and lighting outlets
that are supplied with electricity by tough-plastic-sheathed
cables:

Of which, replacing a light switch and swapping a power point from one side of a wall to the other are mentioned as "ok"... but my sticking point is Knowledge




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  # 1715182 3-Feb-2017 22:15
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See this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=141&topicId=207751

 

An EAS course which Jase linked to is good; I did one through: http://trades.skills.org.nz/our-trades/electrotechnology/electronic-appliance-service-technician/

 

Mine was part subsidised and part funded by my employer; have a chat to them about your options.

 

Check out local Maker groups: https://www.meetup.com/find/?keywords=Maker

 

YouTube is of-course a great resource. These are some of the guys I follow:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/bigclivedotcom

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/Photonvids

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil

 

 


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