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2 wires Live to earth

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tytower

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Must be getting old or going to sleep while working.

Wired up a Makita hand saw -blue and brown - blue to neutral of plug and brown to earth pin. Nothing on active . Don't understand how I would do that but I don't seem to be able to blame anyone else.

It has been in use for about 5 years and after finally wiring in a new shed with a RCD -residual current device- it just kicked a bit and then tripped the RCD. Oh must be the trigger or the brushes -nah found the plug wiring eventually and still dont really believe it.
 

ericgibbs

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Must be getting old or going to sleep while working.

Wired up a Makita hand saw -blue and brown - blue to neutral of plug and brown to earth pin. Nothing on active . Don't understand how I would do that but I don't seem to be able to blame anyone else.

It has been in use for about 5 years and after finally wiring in a new shed with a RCD -residual current device- it just kicked a bit and then tripped the RCD. Oh must be the trigger or the brushes -nah found the plug wiring eventually and still dont really believe it.

hi,
I would say that the old shed wiring was crossed over, ie: Line and Neutral reversed, the handsaw would work because its between the old Neutral [ which was really Line] and Earth.

Wired this way the saw would work.:)
 
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