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:
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):
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):
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):
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):
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.