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Wireless Networks Thread, Main cab off in Technical; My main cabinet has lost its power and I can't find where its fed from , been looking since 8am ...
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    Main cab off

    My main cabinet has lost its power and I can't find where its fed from , been looking since 8am
    Just stopping for a cuppa and then its back to fray!
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    And the older the building the harder it is to find...

    I feel your pain, most of the power in this school is hidden in a dark and lerky cupboard somewhere. Hope you find it soon.

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    Too late now but once this is sorted you need to push to get the wiring circuits properly labelled. Not sure if it's now a legal requirement but it's certainly done for all new buildings I've seen in the past 10-15 years and it makes life so much easier!

    Lack of labelling also suggests the circuits haven't been safety tested for a long time; again, not sure of the legal requirements but testing every 5 years is often an insurance requirement and testing's really hard if you don't know which socket goes where!

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    Ghosts?????

    OMG!!!!!!!!4.jpg3.jpg1.jpg5.jpg


    The cab equipment is powered by the ubiquitous 4 way extension lead.
    I've traced where it goes.
    It was behind a cupboard full of equipment that has a removable back (Held by 4 clips)

    And behind all that was a pair of sockets (switched off) the extension plug dangling down and the circuit breakers supplying the socket were switched off !!!!!!!!

    This equipment was all working yesterday!

    Photos to prove it

    Answers please!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Si

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    That's gotta have been the site staff hasn't it? Very freaky if not!

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    New cost saving measure, "power switch off over ethernet." PSooE.

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    Of course this would be the school built in 1700's with tales of ghosts!
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    New solution - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Gaff_tape.jpg and label the thing - DO NOT SWITCH OFF (if they read it)

    Personally, someone would have to find that in order to do it, or the plug flew out the socket after an electrical surge ghost struck..

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    Have you got any electricians in doing testing - that would technically fail - an extension needs to be isolatable within site of the end.

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    Our electrical wiring in this building is a nightmare - it was substantially re-wired in the 1990's, but still far from adequate. One of the first things I got done when I started was to get a dedicated feed from the main DB to the server room, as we had the breakers trip 3 times in the first few months I was here because the existing DB feeding the server room was overloaded. Since then, no problems.

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