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Old 03-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Wiring in the UK videos

Seems it's time to broaden our careers and look at how things are done outside the US. I've been looking at these type videos and other resources for many years to get an understanding of european residential wiring. Anyway I find it interseting so I thought I would entertain the forum with something new with a few videos. It's interesting to see the hardware differences just to name a few. Remember nominal voltage is 250 volts single phase instead of the 120 we have here in the USA. The last video is an interesting two way switching method






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Interesting stuff. I've always found it interesting that UK fuse boxes ("Consumer units" as they are called) have so many fewer spaces than American breaker panels.


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I like how everything looks so toy like.
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The following items what Stubbie posted for the link with UK system that is only used in UK and Scottland and UK terroiries area.

The main land European area will use differnt type of receptale or power socket.

And our French style are differnt than the UK system is but the colour code is the same.

Here one of our verison which it used on outdoor useage.

Now here the other verison which we used indoor verison.

That do come in single or duplex power socket verison.

And they useally are backwired but few are backstabbed ( differnt style than what USA/Canada verison is )

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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