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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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Equipment mounted in this triangular zone does not require an IP rating. Requirements for designated emergency lifts are set out in Section 7 — Safety Services.

Electric vehicle charging stations increasingly are being included in electrical installations.

These two-pole devices detect and isolate circuits experiencing small arcing caused by broken conductor strands in damaged flexible cords and fixed wiring or poor terminations. Equipment outside the triangle needs IP33 as a minimum, except for meter boxes which historically have been IP23 rated. Definitions Section 1 includes many new definitions to provide clarity for the wording of clauses in Sections The new standard, created through collaboration between industry and government, has now been published with key updates in important areas, such wirlng main switches, residual wifing devices RCDs and DC wiring systems.

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Previously in residences, all final sub-circuits supplying socket outlets and lights had to be protected with 30mA RCDs. Appendix P provides guidance on vehicle types and charging stations.


Where all protection devices are replaced in a switchboard, all final sub-circuits must be RCD protected. Consumer Protection Develops, enforces and promotes legislation that protects consumers. Contact Building and Energy Building general queries Tel: For urgent assistance during that period you can contact us.

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Two emergency exit paths are required if a switchboard exceeds A or is more than 3m in length. Back to our latest news. Appendix K covers the extended range ru,es switchboard standards adopted in Australia. Appendix E provides details of building classifications taken from the National Construction Code.

Alterations requiring a change to a circuit configuration trigger the requirement for 30mA RCD protection for that circuit.

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For non-residential, final sub-circuits up to 32A capacity supplying socket outlets must be 30mA RCD protected. These devices are not mandatory at this time but provide protection additional to circuit breakers and RCD. They are high-current equipment and merit special attention. Appendix O provides details about how to install them.

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Let’s help you see the right content. Clearances of 1m from accessible faces of closed switchboards and mm from open doors or racked-out equipment are required. A copy of the standard is available through SAI Global.

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Electrical and gas general enquiries Tel: Lifts used for routine movements of people and goods are considered electrical equipment and are covered in Section 4. Provision for installing arc fault as30000 devices is a new addition. We are using cookies.

Topics include RCDs in relation to application, lighting, equipment and more. EnergySafe Magazine Gas news Electrical news. Eiring general enquiries please contact the department using the telephone numbers or email addresses on our contact us page. Building general queries Tel: A mm zone either side of cooktops and extending upward to the range hood, ceiling or 2. DC operates much of the equipment in data centres and is becoming very prevalent in domestic installations with solar panels and storage batteries.

In future, all final sub-circuits in residential dwellings must be RCD protected. Standards Australia cautioned all users to access only the official Standards Australia publication through official channels. Topics include general enquiries, solar and battery energy storage and electrical equipment.

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