Fixing an Accenta/Optima Alarm Power Failure Troubleshooting

A long time ago our alarm box died and I thought it was time we diagnose an fix the issue. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COPY IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. CONTACT AN ELECTRICIAN OR ALARM INSTALLER. We will be opening a delicate box with potentially live mains power and could cause damage to yourself or the panel. As you can see, although our isolation switch is set to ‘ON’ the power light on the alarm box is not illuminated. This may be because, The battery in the alarm has died. A fuse in the alarm box has… Continue reading Fixing an Accenta/Optima Alarm Power Failure Troubleshooting

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger?

Were back! and were faster than ever, well over 140% faster to be precise, out with Xampp on windows, in with Ubuntu Webmin! Wait… Webmin isn’t that taboo? Well, yes, it is but its got loads of features and is really easy to do otherwise time consuming tasks that could take minutes and turn that into a couple of seconds, for example, adding a virtual host to apache2 would require FTP and a bit of nifty .txt editing, but with webmin, its a couple of clicks away, practical in the long run, but it does have it’s drawbacks.   Plus… Continue reading Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger?