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    • dave82
    • By dave82 6th Dec 12, 12:29 PM
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    Dead circuit and breaker test switch does nothing
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    • 6th Dec 12, 12:29 PM
    Dead circuit and breaker test switch does nothing 6th Dec 12 at 12:29 PM
    Hi,

    The circuit that suppies our mains smoke detectors isn't working.

    The circuit breaker test switch does nothing. My question is does this switch stop working if there is a break in the circut or does this mean the cirtuit breaker is dead or not getting any power from the consumer unit.

    Cheers

    Dave
    Last edited by dave82; 06-12-2012 at 12:49 PM.
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    • Moss5
    • By Moss5 6th Dec 12, 8:20 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:20 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:20 PM
    The 'Test' button only works when power is supplied to the inlet side of the switch.
    Use a multimeter to verify.
    • baldelectrician
    • By baldelectrician 7th Dec 12, 1:44 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 1:44 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 1:44 AM
    What make is it?

    The ones I come across that usually fail are Proteus or Chint / CDG.

    The item does have to be powered for the test button to work

    If it isn't working then it's a saftey issue and should be addressed.
    baldly going on...
    • dave82
    • By dave82 7th Dec 12, 7:52 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 7:52 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 7:52 AM
    It is Wylex. I have left it switched off for now till I can get a spark to swap it out.
    • baldelectrician
    • By baldelectrician 7th Dec 12, 8:26 AM
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    • #5
    • 7th Dec 12, 8:26 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 8:26 AM
    If it's Wylex you need to know about the product recall.

    If it was installed 2009-2010 you need to read this;




    That's one reason I don't use Wylex.
    baldly going on...
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