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I’m doing a 48way three phase board at work with 34 circuits. How to keep it tidy without tie wraps? Or is tie wraps the way to go
 
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I’m doing a 48way three phase board at work with 34 circuits. How to keep it tidy without tie wraps? Or is tie wraps the way to go
big boards like that, the only choices you have for a really neat job without spending days on it, tie wraps or if its big enough you can screw some slotted trunking down each side.
 
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I really wanted to do it without tie wraps but I’m gonna have to give in and use them I think.
 

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Are all the cables coming in top entry?
Start with the largest cables at the bottom and then cascade down to the smallest at the top..
Avoid RCBOs with functional earths, better still go for one of the new Schneider boards
 
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Use tie wraps to form the wiring into place.

Remove when all testing is done, as long as you ran them in neat, they shouldn't move too much.

Pet peeve of mine is cable ties where they aren't needed. An if I find people tying cables together in trunking. Heads will role. Nothing worst than having to pull out a cable in trunking an finding its tied to all the others.
 
Use tie wraps to form the wiring into place.

Remove when all testing is done, as long as you ran them in neat, they shouldn't move too much.

Pet peeve of mine is cable ties where they aren't needed. An if I find people tying cables together in trunking. Heads will role. Nothing worst than having to pull out a cable in trunking an finding its tied to all the others.
The old school sparks I have worked with would have lobbed their hammer at you if they saw you putting ties around cables in trunking
 

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The old school sparks I have worked with would have lobbed their hammer at you if they saw you putting ties around cables in trunking
I have a similar amount of anger directed at whoever tapes up bunches of cables before pulling them down conduit.

makes it almost impossible to pull an extra one down after
 
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It’s a Schneider. It is a nice easy job. I think I’ll tie them then cut them off when finished
 

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Is it the new Schneider board?
I’ve just booked a few out for a job that I need to do..
Fancy posting some pics up when you’re done?
 
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Not sure if it’s the new one. It was already mounted but yes I’ll post some pictures when it’s finished
 
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