New regulations, new products
The 18th Edition may now be in place, but are you fully stocked to meet the demand from your customers?
With new wiring regulations comes new products and innovations. So now is the time to stock up and be fully compliant. We’ve rounded up the most relevant products to make your 18th Edition shift that little bit simpler…
In the new regulation 5188.8.131.52, the 18th Edition states that ‘RCB and switches do not provide protection against overload, so they shall be protected by an overcurrent protective device’. There are there different overload protection methods available, but contractors are advised to use a consumer unit that is 100A rated with 100A RCCBs fitted as standard
Amendment three has clarified the term ‘escape routes’ from the 17th Edition. It is now clear that all wiring systems should be supported to ensure they’re not liable to premature collapse in a fire (not just above an escape route).
Protection Against Electric Shock:
Socket outlets are now required to have RCD protection at 30mA or less should their rating be up to 32A. Luckily, all Kewtech testers will test the new standards perfectly adequately, so there’s no need to upgrade.
Electric vehicle charging:
In section 722, it is stated that each EV charging point must be protected by its own RCD of at least type A. Some changes had also been made to make allowances for the use of a PME earthing facility and requirements for socket-outlets and connectors.
Clause 443 states that protection against transient overvoltage must be provided where the consequence results in serious injury to, or loss of, human life; interruption of public services, commercial or industrial action and interruption affecting a large number of co-located individuals.
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