Electrical problems solved

19 Feb

I’m pleased to report that we have solved the problem with the electrics. The main switch was cutting out each night, which meant traipsing down to the ground floor to turn it back on.

Eventually we realised that the supply in France is pre-determined by the tariff you are on. If you’re load exceeds the maximum power allowed then the switch trips. We were on 15kVA and clearly this wasn’t enough for eight electric radiators, two water heaters, two dish washers, a washing machine, lighting and a lift!

So raising the supply to 28 kVA has solved the problem. It meant ensuring an EDF engineer visited to change the switch, but that’s another story!

We will miss our nightly stroll down two flights of steps and back up again!

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