1. C

    Eicr standards

    I seem to remeber being taught /told that when doing an eicr you should test when possible to the regs that applied at the time of installation but bearing in mind the current regs. If that makes sense? So test to old standards but recommend upgrades as per new standards if you like
  2. P

    Cheapest source of EN standards?

    I was wondering what is the cheapest option to get a (legitimate) copy of the EN standards, such as IEC/EN 62305 on lightening protection? I vaguely remember someone pointing out that the BS EN details are basically the same as the rest of the EU, and all derived from the IEC. So rather than...
  3. Miguel Esteban-Perez

    BS standards webpage

    Good Morning Does anyone know a webpage or site where I can consult the electricity BS? Currently I am able to access the NFPA standards but sometimes I have problems with Insurance companies so it would be great to have a direct access. Many thanks in advance
  4. V

    Is this compliant with current safety standards?

    Hi first time on this forum and looking for some advice. I have a second home with incoming network connection as shown below. I don't like uninsulated wires attaching to the house like this and is dangerous when working with ladders etc. I have looked up the regs, 1988, and as far as I can...
  5. W

    Question about the Definition of #6 wiring standards for Thailand?

    Question about the Definition of #6 wiring standards for Thailand as of 2023? I am having a House/Villa built in Thailand and I wanted to wire one room with both 110 & 220 capability? The contractor wrote back and said the cannot provide the 110 volt out let, but that they can wire it with #6...
  6. Deke Stewart

    HELP! Does this wiring meet safety standards.

    The trunking in my shower has broken away from the tiling and i have noticed an electrical cable running through. My landlord wants to just replace the trunking and seal it back up with waterproof silicon. Is this wiring even legal and does it meet the safety requirements. Please help I do not...
  7. D

    Electrician didn't install CT clamp, what can I do?

    Hi all, In July I had a PodPoint Solo installed at my house. It was a secondhand unit from my father in law. I've just recently realised it's only be charging at 2kW and not at 7kW. I think this is because the CT clamp is not installed, is that right? Electrician hasn't installed a SWA cable...

    Boat and Yachts Conversion - European to American STANDARDS

    Good day, I am new on the site and I want to share knowledge with electricians specialized in conversions between European and American Electric practices, specially but not exclusive in boats, yachts and vessels applications. This is a particular area of the profession , because boats usually...
  9. T

    Light switch standards confusion. Help?

    I am a bit confused with different systems for light switches across Europe. I see that most of the companies that sell light switches offer both of the two options: A: European/German/multi-part/2-module switches (found all of those names for it) (example image) B: Italian/modular/3-module...
  10. J

    Electrical standards

    Does anyone know of any electrical standards that require the earth ring of the supply cable to be connected to the motor chassis I see a lot of new installs like it?
  11. J

    British standards

    Which British standards are worth getting if one manages to get access through the library?
  12. P

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    Good Evening All, I hope this is the correct forum, please do move if I have my neutral in the live / wires crossed. Thank you for your help with my HMO query. In return, you may be interested in the draft of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations...
  13. ElectroChem

    Machine wiring standards

    Hoping some of you industrial gentlemen can help me with an enquiry. My company (based in Sydney, Australia) has been asked to design and build the electrical controls for a CNC machine destined for European customers. The programming is being handled by our client, we're just building it. If...
  14. Moley

    General rant about the standards of driving these days!

    Is it just me or is the general standard of driving going down hill? I had a 'little' commute home yesterday, from Irvine in Scotland to just north of Cardiff. I get really fed up of the number of 'CLODs' (Center Lane Only Drivers) that travel on motorways. I'm tootling along on the inside lane...
  15. W

    European Electrical standards?

    Right, Ive had a request from a customer about inspecting/testing a site in Netherlands. They own 7 sites across the UK and the Netherlands site seems to be on their block insurance which specifies PAT testing and fixed wiring testing. I've looked online but have been unsuccessful in finding...
  16. dmxtothemax

    Voltage standards ???.

    I see various voltages popping up in forum here and elsewhere they seem to quote voltages like 100v, 110v,120v,220v,230v,240. I was under the impression that most area's of the world are now either 120v or 240v. many area's of Europe and even Australia now say 230v but is it really ? Australia...
  17. KennyKen

    British Standards not highly regarded

    Thought this would be the best place to vent. As most of you know I work abroad. Australia. So during my long arduous Nightshift I got talking to some international sparkies. Three Aussie and One Canadian. The old conversation of Standards got brought up. To which I said that I thought very...
  18. J

    EN standards of neon scredrivers

    Hello people, Not an electrician, but more of a quality controller. I've got to check for the compliance one those horrible neon screwdrivers for a company but I'm pretty stumped. Some people say they should conform to EN 61010-031 and some say EN 61423-3. RAPEX has many of these listed with...
  19. T

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Napit course on emergency lighting and fire alarm systems

    I want to get competent within BS5266 (I think!) i.e. fire alarms and emergency lighting. I am thinking of doing the Napit course. Any opinions on the best way forward on this, or Napit course?
  20. Lou

    Nigel Swanson Electrical Services

    From small new sockets in your home to commercial electrical installations, no job is too small or too large for us to undertake. Registered with Select and the Construction Licensing Executive, our electricians are Building Standards Approved Certifiers. This gives you peace of mind that their...


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