Originally Posted by HouseHelper
Since you bought it up... What do you use down there to secure wire splices?
Australia uses "screwed" connectors. No, not that type of "screwed"
Earth connectors generally have 2 screws & standard (Active or "hot") connectors have 1 screw. They come in different current carrying capacities & are all insulated for a minimum of 600v. The general method for applying them is to use PVC electrical tape to totally cover the connector & part of the cables after the connection is finished. The wires must be twisted "properly" before using this device.
I have always been shocked & appalled at the number of so called "electricians" who cannot twist wires together properly. This inability to twist wires properly is quite possibly one of the biggest reasons why fires occur. Unfortunately, Arc Fault breakers will only allow some electricians to either continue their laziness or become lazier.