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):
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...
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!
This VoltiBULLETIN, the first to be published under the regime of the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, looks at cabling in terms of the 17th Edition, including issues raised by Appendix IV. The safety of power tools is also covered. Voltimum Managing Editor James Hunt introduces this V...
In July this year the Institution of Engineering and Technology IET) published the first amendment to the 17th Edition wiring regulations and in the process set out the national standard for which all new electrical installations are to comply. William Davies, Area Engineer, NICEIC, explains:
Simon Provenor provides this question about test equipment requiring 100mA trip protection and what is therefore necessary to conform with BS7671:2008 (2011). His question has been answered by Eaton (Theme – Regulations and Legislation):
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):
The IET's Wiring Regulations - current edition BS7671:2008 (17th Edition) - has been implemented since mid-2008. Now, the 17th Edition has had its first amendment. This was finalised in July 2011, and these important changes will come into force in January 2012. Voltimum UK Managing Editor James Hunt introduces the topic: