AS/NZS (Wiring Rules) has now been published. A six month transition period will start on 26 June and end on 1 January The transition. The AS/NZS Wiring Rules have been released in June They include more than important changes you need to be aware of which are. Because of the development of new technologies, new products and an improvement in safety, the AS/NZS Wiring Rules will be updated in Everyone.
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The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. Building general queries Tel: Clearances of 1m from accessible faces of closed switchboards and mm from open doors or racked-out equipment are required. EnergySafety Technical safety regulation for the electricity and gas industries.
Alterations requiring a change to a circuit configuration trigger the requirement for 30mA RCD protection for that circuit. Appendix M concerns supply reliability, especially as it affects wiirng and infirm accommodation.
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If you have any queries or suggestions about this website, contact our Online Services Branch. Equipment mounted in this triangular zone does not require an IP rating. Provision for installing arc fault detection devices is a new addition. The zone extends downward at a 30 degree angle from the wirinng of a veranda or eve to the wall.
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Contact Building and Energy Building general queries Tel: Lifts used for routine movements of people and goods are considered electrical equipment and wriing covered in Section 4.
Building Commission Regulates Western Australian building and plumbing industries. All lighting final sub-circuits must be RCD protected.
Electric vehicle charging stations increasingly are being included in electrical installations. Appendix P provides guidance on vehicle types and charging stations.
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Contact the department Website feedback If you have any queries or ruled about this website, contact our Online Services Branch. Previously in residences, all final sub-circuits supplying socket outlets and lights had to be protected with 30mA RCDs. Electrical and gas general enquiries Tel: Monday, July 16, – The new standard, created through rlues between industry and government, has now been published with key updates in important areas, such as main switches, residual current devices RCDs and DC wiring systems.
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Equipment mounted inside meter boxes does not require an IP rating. A zone has been created to clarify the IP rating required for electrical equipment mounted on external walls.
A copy wirimg the standard is available through SAI Global. Topics include RCDs in relation to application, lighting, equipment and more. Classifications of downlights must be marked on the light and the packaging to indicate where they may be installed. For urgent assistance during that period you can contact us. Back to our latest news. EnergySafe Magazine Gas news Electrical news.
Main switches must tules manually operated and not controlled by electronic devices. These devices are not mandatory at this time but provide protection additional to circuit breakers and RCD. Appendix Q deals with control and protection of DC circuits. DC operates much of the equipment in data centres and is becoming very prevalent in domestic installations with solar panels and storage batteries.
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In future, all final sub-circuits in residential dwellings must be RCD protected. Two emergency exit paths are required if a switchboard exceeds A or is more than 3m in length.