Technical
  • Lot 20: Your Questions Answered

    Delving deeper into the facts that define Lot 20, Rointe’s Santiago Villaescusa answers the key questions ...

    Delving deeper into the facts that define Lot 20, Rointe’s Santiago Villaescusa answers the key questions that installers are asking. Which products are governed by the Lot 20 regulation? All space he ...

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  • Effectively Connected Extraneous Metalwork

    NAPIT’s Bill Allan offers advice on how to check that extraneous metalwork in a bathroom or shower room i ...

    NAPIT’s Bill Allan offers advice on how to check that extraneous metalwork in a bathroom or shower room is effectively connected to the main earthing terminal. Anyone who teaches the IET Wiring Regula ...

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  • Considerations When Joining Dissimilar Metals

    The ECA’s technical team offers its best practice guidance when joining copper-based electrical equipment ...

    The ECA’s technical team offers its best practice guidance when joining copper-based electrical equipment to aluminium. The following guidance note is designed to offer advice when working on and with ...

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  • Do IR Limits Need A Rise?

    Steve Turnbull, Managing Director of Pure-PAT Electrical Testing, explains why the company has made a fir ...

    Steve Turnbull, Managing Director of Pure-PAT Electrical Testing, explains why the company has made a firm commitment to fire safety prevention by adopting higher levels of electrical appliance safety ...

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  • How To Comply With Part B Building Regulations

    Rodney Simmons, Technical Communications Manager at JCC Lighting, highlights Part B Building Regulations ...

    Rodney Simmons, Technical Communications Manager at JCC Lighting, highlights Part B Building Regulations and the importance of ensuring that fire rated downlights fully comply with these. The purpose ...

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  • What Impact Has Amendment 3 Had On Fire Safety?

    Following on from the second anniversary of its introduction, Paul Ruddick, founder of D-Line Cable Manag ...

    Following on from the second anniversary of its introduction, Paul Ruddick, founder of D-Line Cable Management, explains why Amendment 3 has had a positive impact on fire-safety. Back in July 2015 the ...

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  • Does Metallic Cable Tray Require Bonding?

    Does metallic cable tray/ladder require bonding? The experts at the ECA offer some easy identification ti ...

    Does metallic cable tray/ladder require bonding? The experts at the ECA offer some easy identification tips. Many contractors, engineers and consultants find this particular topic to be a little confu ...

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  • Is non-Standard Cable Acceptable?

    Should SY, YY and CY cables be used in electrical installations? NAPIT’s Bill Allan offers his verdict. S ...

    Should SY, YY and CY cables be used in electrical installations? NAPIT’s Bill Allan offers his verdict. SY, YY and CY cables are flexible cables which are being widely used in industrial installations ...

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  • LED Issues: Why Won’t It Dim?

    In this article the experts at Zano Controls examine why your LED installation won’t dim and what you mig ...

    In this article the experts at Zano Controls examine why your LED installation won’t dim and what you might need to do about it. Analog dimmers The first problem is one that Zano Controls has mentioned ...

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  • Have You Got The Right Relay?

    Bill Killick, Technical & Quality Manager at Finder, offers some advice on how its Interface Relays w ...

    Bill Killick, Technical & Quality Manager at Finder, offers some advice on how its Interface Relays work, the part numbers involved and how to make sure you have the right one. Finder Interface Re ...

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