BS 7671:2008 Amendment 3 is coming, and there are a number of proposed changes. Take a look at the Draft for Public Comment, which is now available, so as to be able to provide your views. There is still time… By James Hunt:
Rob has asked this question about test equipment requiring 100mA trip protection and what is necessary to conform with BS7671:2008 (2011). His question has been answered by Eaton (Theme – Regulations and Legislation):
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):
Voltimum UK managing editor James Hunt introduces this first VoltiBULLETIN of 2008 and also introduces the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations - now just published. It's going to make for an interesting New Year!
Rob Webb asks about the changing of fittings in a 16th Edition lighting installation, and whether re-testing should be done according to the 17th Edition. His question has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Regulations & Legislation):
The 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) places much greater emphasis on the use of RCDs. While some of these requirements have been discussed extensively, others are not so well publicised.
Colin asks this question, which concerns insulation resistance (IR) testing and whether every luminaire needs disconnecting to avoid damage. It has been answered by the Electrical Contractors Association (Testing, Tools and Equipment):