Peter is a Registered Electrical Service Technician (EST A&B) with a lifetime of experience in the electrical and electronics industry, offering a repair service complemented by Test & Tag fully compliant to AS/NZS 3760:2010.
He has experience as a Marine Electronics Technician working on container ships and wiring a luxury motor yacht. He has also worked in telecommunications and has a NZ Certificate in Engineering (Telecoms) from Wellington Polytech.
Frequently asked questions
What are the different cables in my house used for?
Analogue phone line = thin round cable, white
What are the advantages and disadvantages of LED lights?
LED lights last longer than incandescent lamps, are cooler to touch, and use less power for the same output. Some units are dimmable, and some can be set to Warm White or Cold White. LED lights are physically more robust - they will not break if moved while they are hot.
Can two security sensors be wired in parallel to control the same security lights?
Yes. They can cover different areas of your property and turn on the same lights when movement is detected in their zone.
Which wires can give me a shock when cut?
Only the flat 3-core wires carry 230Vac. Never cut these wires until the power has been disconnected first and any switch/circuit breaker protected from inadvertent switch-on.