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Which switch in the consumer unit is tripping? And when it trips, can you reset it straight away?If it's an MCB (for example a B6) then it isn't an earth leak. However, it could be a slight overload, or a faulty MCB. Could you count the total power (in Watts) of all lamps on the circuit that are on when it trips?
Thanks for counting up the load - 400W is definitely not a high load.Could you attach a photo of the device in the consumer unit that's tripping?
Hello MichaelI'm sympathetic to your memory and, I assume, some reduced mobility. If it comes to the point where we need to speak, we can exchange phone numbers.I still need to know one fundamental thing before I can do any more reasoning - what is the device that's tripping? All I need to know is the writing on the device whose switch you have to reset.
Hm. Apologies - I think there was a temporary problem with the web site as it showed me only your original post and none of our exchanges since! So please ignore that request.Could you tell me more about the light fitting in the bathroom? Is it an IPX4 fitting? Basically, is it sealed? If you're unsure, can you either attach a photo of it, or describe it?
(Please note that I'm about to leave my desk for two hours.)
I understand that it might not be sprayed, but there's a regulation about bathrooms, and it's partly because of the potential for condensation.I also understand which lights become inoperative when the MCB trips, but I'm more interested in which lights are actually on at the moment of tripping.
I shall await the event with interest!
Hi Michael, no problem. I will be waiting to pick up your post as soon as you have further information.