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Old 4th Apr 2024, 4:02 pm   #1
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Post My projector is keeps tripping the fuses

Hello all,
My name is Riley and I own a projector. I used it for a while but have put it away ever since it started to trip my house's electrics. The lamp and all works but when I turn the lamp on and it works. Then I turn it back on again and it trips the fuses. Last time sparks came out!
I have thought it was I just couldn't use the lamp twice, it caused the projector to overheat and tripping circuits. But if any of you think it is a different problem, please help.
(The projector is a Bell And Howell 545 Filmosound)
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Old 4th Apr 2024, 4:16 pm   #2
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Default Re: My projector is keeps tripping the fuses

You say it's tripping the fuses. Fuses don't trip, they blow or rupture. Do you mean it's tripping a circuit breaker?
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Old 4th Apr 2024, 6:53 pm   #3
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Default Re: My projector is keeps tripping the fuses

It's most likely tripping the ELCB at the consumer unit because there's some leakage to earth. This is potentially dangerous, but it's difficult to give you specific advice.

Sparks are definitely bad news.

If in doubt, get a professional in.
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