Having trawled the Google and the FAQs I could find no definitive
statement on this, so I hope this is not a much asked question.
- I installed a new light in our kitchen which is a low-voltage
luminaire type with in-built transformer (toroidal? circular type).
Since then, the MCB has been tripping once a day or so, which is
annoying to say the least. Looking through the FAQ suggested that this
may be resolved by fitting a soft-start switch to allow the unit to
ramp up over a period of a second or so. Is this right? If so, where
can I find such a thing? If not, any suggestions as to what may be the
Additionally, when it trips, it also causes problems with the alarm
system, which seems to be wired into the same breaker. Is that normal?
I would have though it strange for anything non-lighting to take power
from the lighting ring, but then I'm (clearly!) no electrician :-)
Thanks for any suggestions (as I, and especially my wife) are going