An article entitled ‘A universal plug socket... at last?’ by the BBC’s renowned journalist Peter Day and posted to the BBC’s online magazine on 1st June 2012, is at the centre of arguments over the safety of the product concerned. Voltimum UK, writes James Hunt, has no wish to criticise the excellent BBC, yet there is a question to be answered b...
Paul asks this question, which concerns earth leakage circuit breakers in a domestic electrical installation and whether they need replacing by RCDs. It has been answered by Legrand (Theme – Distribution Equipment including Cable Management):
Today, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No. 3:2015 will be available in January 2015 in both print and digital formats.
Mike asks this question about the use of earth leakage circuit breakers (ELCBs) in a bungalow and whether he needs to replace them with RCDs. His question has been answered by Legrand (Theme – Regulations and Legislation):
Emergency lighting schemes are designed to protect life. In the event of a fire, or mains supply failure, escape route lighting and exit signs must illuminate and maintain power for a sufficient period of time to allow occupants to safely evacuate the building:
The insulation of electric cables used outdoors is well known to be prone to rapid degradation by ultra-violet (UV) exposure, so it is important that a type recommended for outdoor use be used. What is less well-known is that, even indoor cables, if mounted near to lighting systems (such as luminaires), can suffer from UV damage. The British App...
Paul asks this question, which concerns testing an electrical installation on a farm building that has an unusual kitchen and shower arrangement. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Cable, Wiring and Wiring Accessories):