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Post  silk0001 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:35 am

So it's the same old scenario of plenty before! i.e New flat - two swictches in the corridor , one off peak , the other peak. I've kept the off peak on all night. In the morning there is no hot water. I then switch on the peak swtich in the corridor - still no hot water. I have then switched on the boost button on the actual boiler, then hot water. Am I operating it as it's designed??

Should I be keeping both switches in the corridor permanently on?

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Re: Correct settings

Post  mike on Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:07 am

Sounds like you have a Pulsacoil A class.
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Post  southern nrg on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:33 am

Sounds like a problem with an element or timer if fitted? or if you have had a single stat conversion one of those could be knackered. could be wired up wrong? are you on an economy tariff per chance?

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Post  mike on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:40 am

If it is an A class.
Then you will have 2 switches.
On the unit will be a black button which is the boost.
Both switches will need to be on.
As you would /should have an off peak supply.
And the other on peak needs to be on to work the unit as in pump etc.
On a PC 2000.
You sometimes have 3 switches and perhaps a 30, 60, 120 minute boost time switch.
But depending on your location in the UK this could be different.
If there are 3 switches;
1 would be supply.
2 would be off peak
3 would be on peak.
It can sometimes help if you post some pictures of what you have got.
Tried speaking to your neighbours?
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Post  silk0001 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:42 pm

So appreciative of both of you responding! Thank you.

Mike firstly your correct, it is a Pulsacoil A class and Southern, I am on Economy 7 tariff.

I have taken pictures, apologies if they are a bit blurred as I have taken on my phone and it's quite dark as it’s midnight. I’m not sure whether you can see but the green switch – is not flashing- neither is off-peak light on the switch, maybe the timer is wrong? When I woke up at 6.30am the off peak switch and green button were on however.

Mike I will try your recommendation overnight , i.e. keeping both switches on. Won’t that cost more electricity if I was to keep both switches on permanently? Neighbours don’t seem very talkative unfortunately :-$
Thanks again.


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Post  silk0001 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:44 pm

Having some trouble sending the pics as the file is too large! I will tackle tomorrow.

p.s. when I mentioned timer- I was referring to an internal timer?- as there isn't actually a timer that I can see on the pulsacoil.

Thanks
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Post  mike on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:16 am

Right now we know what we have.
Pulsacoil A class.
Both switches leave on.
If not the unit will not work.
The boost will only work when YOU press the little black button on the unit.
If the unit IS HOT.
The boost will not work.
I think if you do that the unit will be fine.
The unit needs a supply to work when required.
The on peak supply needs to be on.
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