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  1. Implications of New Changes to UK Wiring Regulations: An Overview of the "Corrigendum to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022"

    Implications of New Changes to UK Wiring Regulatio...

    Introduction: Electrical safety is of paramount importance in any country, and the United Kingdom (UK) has long been at the forefront of establishing rigorous regulations to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical installations. These regulations are periodically updated to incorporate advancements in technology, industry best practices, and emerging safety concerns. One such crucial document […]

  2. Is Smart Lighting worth it?

    Is Smart Lighting worth it?

    What is Smart Lighting? Smart lighting is a revolutionary new technology that allows users to control their home lighting system from any device with an internet connection. It provides greater convenience, energy efficiency, and comfort to homeowners who want to make their living space more inviting and comfortable. Smart lighting systems use sensors and controllers […]

  3. 18 Edition Wiring Regulations Summary

    18 Edition Wiring Regulations Summary

    Since January 2019, after an initial grace period, electrical contractors (gas engineers and kitchen fitters also) have been obliged to observe the 18th Edition wiring regulations. The main changes when the 17th Edition gave way to the 18th Edition are: Lightning risk assessment for protection against overvoltages using SPD surge protection devices – If a […]

  4. Explaining the New Amendment 3 to the BS7671 Wirin...

    Amendment 3 The third amendment made to the BS 7671:2008 (IET Wiring Regulations) includes a number of changes that came into effect on the 1st January of 2015. However, contractors have been given a six-month grace period in which they can learn about these Amendment 3 changes and make the appropriate arrangements to prepare. Therefore, […]

  5. Why Do I Need Circuit Breakers?

    Electricity has completely transformed our lives for the better but there are risks to utilising this powerful force. As we know, electricity can be extremely dangerous, both directly and indirectly. A faulty appliance or bad wiring can lead to a lethal electric shock or could even cause a fire to break out. There are always […]

  6. RCBO Devices

    RCBOs provide positive contact status indication to comply with the current wiring regulations and incorporate many safety features.The operating dolly can be locked in the on or off position without affecting the unit’s ability to trip for testing and safety. The device operates in both current overload and earth fault scenarios, essentially doing the job […]

  7. BS88 Fuse Comparison Chart

    Handy chart to help with the correct selection of BS88 fuses[/caption]

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