Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


davidcole

5537 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

#208268 3-Feb-2017 21:21
Send private message

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.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4 4k, ATV4, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host Plex Server 3x3TB, 4x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 2xUbuntu 20.04 LTS, Backblaze Backups, 


Create new topic
  #1715168 3-Feb-2017 21:29
Send private message

maybe one of these?

 

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

 

 

 

may be cost prohibitive though


Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Life360 protects each family member with advanced driving, digital, and location safety features. Choose the plan that fits your family’s size and life stage.
davidcole

5537 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1715179 3-Feb-2017 22:00
Send private message

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




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4 4k, ATV4, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host Plex Server 3x3TB, 4x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 2xUbuntu 20.04 LTS, Backblaze Backups, 




solutionz
589 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1715182 3-Feb-2017 22:15
Send private message

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

 

 


Create new topic





News and reviews »

Belkin Screenforce Tempered Glass Screen Protector and Bumper - Apple Watch
Posted 15-Aug-2022 17:20


Samsung Introducing Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Samsung Unveils Health Innovations with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Google Bringing First Cloud Region to Aotearoa New Zealand
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:51


ANZ To Move to FIS Modern Banking Platform
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:28


GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48


NCR Delivers Services to Run Bank of New Zealand ATM Network
Posted 30-Jul-2022 11:06


New HP Portfolio Supports New Era of Hybrid Work
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:14


Harman Kardon Launches Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:10









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.