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Would it be against regulations to put wagos into some maxi trunking to extend cables for a board change?
 
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Pete999

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Would it be against regulations to put wagos into some maxi trunking to extend cables for a board change?
Needs to be accessible Josh. and if you are stuffing Wagos in trunking it can't be accessible without removing the trunking lid, better to bring it out into a suitable enclosure marked up effectively. All very well knowing there is a joint, but where exactly???? sorry to disappoint others but that's my take, could be searching for hours otherwise, come on guys get real.
 

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Can’t think of anything wrong with that regs wise.

I think it would be better to take the existing cables into an enclosure (j/b) and connected extensions from there.
 

Pete999

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What about MF ones ? In the correct box ?
That is what I was inferring Zerax!!!!!!!!!!:p:p:cool::crystalball::crystalball::checkeredflag:
 
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Surface mounted cables come from under the stairs about 200mm and stright into the old board so wanted to have it that i could pushed into the void if that makes sense and do the joints in the trunking. Look rough if i just had 8 JBs in a cupboard?
 

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Sorry Pete... your post wasn't up when I started typing mine... I'll get me coat..
No need Mate
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Can’t think of anything wrong with that regs wise.

I think it would be better to take the existing cables into an enclosure (j/b) and connected extensions from there.
Like I said Pete
 
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Andy78

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Surface mounted cables come from under the stairs about 200mm and stright into the old board so wanted to have it that i could pushed into the void if that makes sense and do the joints in the trunking. Look rough if i just had 8 JBs in a cupboard?
But an adaptable enclosure with strain relief and connections inside would look neat.

EDIT: Chris beat me to it 😁 :handpointup:
 
Are talking about one or two wagos to extend one or two short cables , or extending many cables by stuffing a load of wagos inside the trunking ?

If its one or two then imo its not so bad and a quick solution to a small problem

If its multiple then no , I would opt for a lidded box and put all my connections inside that
 
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Is 412.2.2.3 relevant in this case? My thinking is the trunking lid can be removed without a tool and the Wago connector is not IP rated.
 
Is 412.2.2.3 relevant in this case? My thinking is the trunking lid can be removed without a tool and the Wago connector is not IP rated.
Not sure on the exact IP rating for Wagos but if used correctly you should have no exposed copper wire or live parts to touch. They are fully sealed unit.
 

Andy78

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Is 412.2.2.3 relevant in this case? My thinking is the trunking lid can be removed without a tool and the Wago connector is not IP rated.
Section 412 is relevant to double insulated systems only. I'm making an assumption but I'm guessing the protective measure used in this case will be ADS.
 

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Surely it's no different to extending a T&E inside a consumer unit using some wagos, etc. where it's a bit short. And the joint is accessible by just popping the trunking lid off, which is no more difficult than opening an MF enclosure.
 

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what's wrong with twisting and taping them? obviously needs 2 wraps (of tape, not heroin) to make the joint MF. :smilingimp::smilingimp::smilingimp:
 

Pete999

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Why not just a large enough adaptable box with wago din push in things? Trunking either side of it if theres space?
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Surely it's no different to extending a T&E inside a consumer unit using some wagos, etc. where it's a bit short. And the joint is accessible by just popping the trunking lid off, which is no more difficult than opening an MF enclosure.
Because if you know the joint is in the CU then, not far to look for it, however in trunking where do you start looking?
 
Is 412.2.2.3 relevant in this case? My thinking is the trunking lid can be removed without a tool and the Wago connector is not IP rated.
It's an interestring point. However, "devils advocat" - it's possible to remove the grille of a 600x600 flouresent (and most 4ft and 5ft's) to access live terminals. Eithert by undoing a knurled screw on the 4/5ft's, or simply sliding the diffuser out on a 600x600....
 

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I’ve only skipped through this thread, am having difficulty reading in the sun out in the garden, with the prospect of booze coming my way anytime soon. I digress.

I would not like putting any sort of connectors in trunking, they could easily be disturbed when other cables are pulled in or installed at a later date. They should be placed in a suitable enclosure etc. Hic. I would not expect to find connectors in trunking, therefore could expose an future trades person to unnecessary risk, if the become disconnected.

Think BBQ is on the cards this weekend, much to the annoyance of some, errgh Westy :)
 

Andy78

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It's an interestring point. However, "devils advocat" - it's possible to remove the grille of a 600x600 flouresent (and most 4ft and 5ft's) to access live terminals. Eithert by undoing a knurled screw on the 4/5ft's, or simply sliding the diffuser out on a 600x600....
Those terminals will still be IP2X though.
 

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