Mike asks this question, which is about whether it is OK to wire two or three instantaneous water heaters on the same radial circuit. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Regulations and Legislation):
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.
Pre-configured consumer units from power management company Eaton are growing in popularity. Manufactured at Eaton’s specialist plant located in Holyhead, Anglesey, UK, the Factory Built Assemblies (FBAs) can come ready to install with all components in place and branded to the customer’s requirements, thus saving contractors valuable time on si...
Configuration is the relative disposition or arrangement of the parts or elements of a thing. The thing in this case is a consumer unit in which flexibility has been enhanced through pre-configuration to accept MCBs/RCDs or other options for on site configuration – the installer chooses. Now, Eaton is finding that its pre-configured consumer uni...
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):
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):
Ideal for high traffic and public environments such as schools, colleges and hospitals, the new range has been developed with Legrand’s innovative design know-how to provide tamper-resistant security for cables and accessories with no visible screws post installation. The screwless finish also ensures a smoother edge and neater installation.
Peter asks this question about the burning out of a motor wired in star-delta formation, and where to place overload protection in the circuit in future. It has been answered by ABB (Theme – Electrical Control):