Hello, I am also still alive. Just very busy with utility work for Vector, just starting a Sunday planned maintenance job at Hauraki Substation. At home dealing with our teenager kids of which one plays in a band (Courtney Hate) takes up a bit of time, and the other doing surf life saving, means spending many Sundays at the North Piha beach. Very active on YouTube, and at the moment dealing with a large underground wasps nest for which I build a 5600 Volts MOT powered wasp zapper. Blown up 7200 wasps. Life is good, I will show a bit more activity and apologize for my absentness on the ECN forums.
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Hi guys and girls, still alive, but visiting on an irregular basis.
I'm also not a contractor, but interested in electrical contractoship, electrical safety, U.S. / international power systems
I'm an el. engineer with an apprenticeship (finished 2004) and tech college degree (finished 2008). Been working in electrical controls for machinery since then. I do the schematics and automation conception, parts of the machinery safety / CE mark work and very few software, we have a separate department for that. Projects are usually up to 63 Amp 3-phase, most complex single machine had 192 inputs on the PLC. Sometimes they go abroad so I have to adapt to the local power and frequence (and UL/CSA, no fun!) Did a few electrical transport vehicles (indoor) on 48V DC, up to 200 Amp. Did a few circuit board designs some years ago.
In private I sometimes do electrical building work in friends houses; Itís accepted if you keep the standards and leave a documentation of the measuring (insulation, loop impedance, rcd testsÖ) you made and of course you are responsible for what you did. But I donít have the licensing to do it for money.
Other tech hobbies include collecting and restoring neon signs; some electronics, some fireworks.
Take care, always happy to come here and see whats new
Hi, everyone Iím an electrical service technician from China with working in a Coal-fired power plant ( 300MW capacity) ,mainly repairing and maintaining on a wide variety of single phase and three phase electrical equipment ,inculding: Steam turbine generator, Transformer, 6KVˎ400V Motors and contrals, Circuit breaker and switch,VFD, troubleshooting, protection relay testing and calibration. Iím interested in electrical work, electrical safety, also want to see some very interestting stuff from other countries
Hey thanks so much folks for popping up and putting your spoke in, it's really great to hear from you all.
Tjia, welcome to ECN, great to have you along, as I think you're the only person we have here from China. I would be very interested in seeing some pictures of some of the gear you encounter on a day to day basis.
Personally, I don't do as much actual electrical work as what I used to, I've been involved in the Dairy industry here in NZ for going on 9 years now. I tend to deal with things like keeping dairy sheds working and I've had to re-learn a lot of engineering stuff that I learned years ago, but on the good side of that, I'm always busy and there is always something new happening at work. This really keeps the grey matter working and I probably wouldn't have got that had I stayed on the tools as an Electrician, I mean after a while, it becomes the same old thing everyday, at least now, I don't really know what I'm going to strike these days, but in a good way though.
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Hi Trumpy, glad to see your message. I am a new ECN member with joined only one month. I have been working in the electrical industry for more than 10 years , I am interested in talking about electrical safety, repairing and maintaining with electrician or electrical service technician from other countries.I also would like to show some pictures from my workplace that is why I join into the ECN forum.
It must have been a few years since I last logged in so was surprised to see my PC still remembers my password! I'm still working as a technical officer in the electrical trades section of a technical college but the effects of a 5hr commute over the last 20+ years and changes in the organisation means quitting time will be in the first half of next year . Then I'll get back into the vintage electronics servicing again which is my real passion, and actually have a life! Not much else to report - I think the light bulb ban came in since I last posted, but stocked up for that. Now, I'm collecting the fat T12 fluoro tubes as I find them. Come to think of it, it's amazing how fast LED technology has taken over in just about every aspect of lighting.
Although identified as a "student" in my profile, I have yet to actually pursue a 'formal' education at much of anything; in general, I self-teach, and (probably like many here) prefer 'hands-on' experience to theory alone. (School was a disaster for me, BTW.) Still, should I need to take a course in something, I'm willing enough to do so...
I have yet to decide what kind of career I should take; household electrics would be way too easy (and I'd no doubt struggle to be "economical" whilst upholding a high standard of workmanship, anyway). Engineering and/or consultancy look more appealing; whatever job I go for, I'm quite sure it has to be beyond the 'average' person's means...
And I'm surely not alone in finding it somewhat insulting, how so many people keep getting the most basic things wrong. To an extent, I feel sorry for them; I can't help but wonder why many keep penny-pinching on important (if "boring") stuff, yet burn crazy sums of money on frivolities (e.g. fashion, weddings) -- or just gamble it away at casinos, pokies, or wherever...
What I want to happen in engineering (and which I try to do in devices I build myself) is to combine good-old pride in workmanship, with the knowledge and experience acquired since; to make the most reliable products feasible. I just hope we can overcome the wrath of consumerism, and put a stop to planned obsolescence...
I think it's become increasingly clear, too, that we just can't rely solely on the designated 'safety agencies' to adequately block hazardous products from the market; they just don't have anywhere near enough resources to do their job alone (and likely never will). With the advent of the WWW, however, we get to publish our own findings; where official product recalls fall short, we shall issue our own. Here are my recalls to date, at Hardware Insights (where I'm a forum moderator, and work on the main site during better times).
This is not to abolish the official safety agencies; they exist to serve a purpose (namely, protecting those who can't examine products themselves). If anything, I'd hope that we could support them (no doubt bureaucracy may get in the way, though)...
I work at international trade department,our company are a manufacturer of electrical testing company.I find this website by search electrical contractor on google .
Here I have a question: I sent hundreds of email to electrical contractors to introduce our testing equipment,but no one feedback to me .I am so confused none of them need testing equipment after they installed the electrical manchines ,to test whether electrical manchines are in good conditions or not ?