The problem with BS1363 and wet areas is the plugs provide very poor hand-to-pin separation and can be a shock risk if handled with wet hands, particularly the rewardable varieties as there are live components very close to the plastic covers and small openings that can easily allow water penetration.
Similar issues apply with all residential plugs/sockets. They're just not suited to that kind of use.
CEEform i.e. IEC/BS/EN 60309 'commando' plugs are the best solution and you should have all of your final circuits protected by a 30mA RCD.
This is pretty interesting for me, my language is Norwegian, and I try to understand, and does often have to guess from wht the rest of the description is about.
For a single phase circuit we deem both conductors to be live, and we always use what I call a 2 pole circuit breaker. (At least to reasons for the double or 2 pole breakers, the neutral may carry enough current to make a voltage drop in the system, and many older houses as the one I live in has no Neutral at all. pretty equal to your delta 208 system, just cut the mid tap on one side of the delta, and rise the voltage to 230V we have 3 live wires in to our house. 230 between each of them, approx 130 to ground depending on no faults anywhere because the supply has no ground.)
A 2 way switch would for me be a switch where you connect either on or another
pictures of 2 pole switch and 2 way (2 pole) switch as i would have translated it
In the US, Amtrak (the national passenger rail service) operates a big 25Hz single-phase system, dating to the 1920s, for traction power between Washington DC and New York City, and between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. It includes two dedicated 25Hz hydroelectric generators at Safe Harbor Dam on the Susquehanna River, motor-generator frequency converters in PA and NJ, and more recently, solid-state cycloconverters
Units: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.
Product Name Model Number
Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill PC70THD
Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver DR560
Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill BTE140 and BTE141
Incidents/Injuries: Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.
Sold At: The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100
Importer(s): Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md
Flip a light switch: For most Americans, it's one of the first things they do each morning, and one of the last things they do each night—so common a gesture they barely take notice. Yet electric lighting is the single most significant factor in today's 24/7 lifestyle, enabling people to work or play any time they choose.
If you are not going to be looking at the strip itself (indirect light) LED rope may be your best option. Just have your electrician install switched receptacles behind whatever you are shading the light with and plug them in. I have mine under the toe kicks in the cabinets and overhead behind a cornice. They are on a motion detector. That is great for midnight snacking or just getting a drink of water. My girls are not using the fridge light for a night light.
Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard:
Recall Date: October 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-009
Name of Product: All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered outdoor LED light fixtures
The batteries in the solar-powered light fixtures can overheat and cause the light fixture’s housing to melt, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the Eaton Customer Service Center for a free replacement battery pack. Eaton will ship the replacement battery pack with step-by-step battery replacement instructions.
Cooper Lighting toll-free at 866-461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at LTfirstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information.
Units: About 350,000 (in addition, about 11,963 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves solar-powered, motion-activated outdoor LED light fixtures sold under the All-Pro and Defiant brands. The model number is displayed on the interior of the fixture. The Defiant MST1000LWDF, All-Pro MST800L, and All-Pro MST800LW all have two light sources on top of a housing with a round motion sensor on the bottom of that housing. The All-Pro WPS2040M has a flat housing with the LED light source in the center of the housing and an integrated motion sensor lens and dimmer above the motion sensor. All the light fixtures are connected by wire to a solar panel.
Brand Model Number
Cooper Lighting has received seven reports of light fixtures overheating and property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores nationwide from September 2015 through July 2018 for about $70 to $100.
Importer(s): Cooper Lighting, LLC, Peachtree City, Ga., a division of Eaton
This recall involves Brookstone Big Blue Party™ indoor/outdoor wireless speakers. The recalled speakers are silver or gray colored and measure about 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 16 inches tall. The SKU is printed on the bottom underside of the speaker. The speaker may also have “Brookstone” printed at the bottom on one side of the speaker, as well as on the label on the underside of the speaker.
318417 360 with Chromecast
952645 light gray
Brookstone has received 12 reports of the speakers overheating and catching fire, resulting in five reports of property damage totaling about $2,000.
Sold At: Ace Hardware, Bloomingdale's, Bon-Ton, Brookstone, Macy’s, Patriot stores and other stores nationwide, on the Home Shopping Network and online at Amazon.com, Brookstone.com, RueLaLa.com, Wayfair.com, Zulily.com and other websites from December 2013 through August 2018 for about $200.
Manufacturer(s): Plastoform Industries LTD., of China
Importer(s): Brookstone Purchasing Inc., of Merrimack, N.H.
Distributor(s): Brookstone Purchasing Inc., of Merrimack, N.H.
This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use a plastic non-vented fuel tank. The fuel tank replacement caps are black and are missing the vent within the clear lens covering the fuel gauge. The fuel caps can be identified by visually inspecting the clear lens for a vent hole towards the bottom of the gauge. The caps are about 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches in width. Two 5.5 inch metal rods extend from the bottom of the caps to support a float that moves the needle in the fuel gauge. The fuel tank replacement caps have KELCH stamped into the bottom of the cap.
Sold At: Briggs & Stratton dealers and retailers nationwide from February 2017 through February 2018 for about $26.
Manufacturer(s): Kelch, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., a division of Bemis Manufacturing Company
Distributor(s): Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Wauwatosa, WI
Hydrolevel Recalls Controllers for Slant/Fin Boilers Due to Fire Hazard:
Recall Date: October 18, 2018 Recall Number: 19-016
Name of Product: HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controllers for Slant/Fin boilers
A malfunction in the recalled controller can cause the boiler to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers with Slant/Fin model VSPH boilers should immediately contact a contractor to schedule a free repair. For assistance in locating a contractor, go to http://www.slantfin.com/locator/.
Slant Fin at 800-873-4346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday though Friday or Hydrolevel at 800-654-0768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.hydrolevel.com and click Contact Us for more information.
Units: About 3,900 (in addition, about 370 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves the Hydrolevel HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller which is a black rectangular control unit for residential Slant/Fin VSPH boilers. The unit has six small LED lights and the word ‘Hydrostat’ on the front. The controller says HydroStat on the front and HydroStat Model 3000 on the back.
Hydrolevel has received five reports of the recalled controllers failing to shut down the boilers after they reach the high temperature limit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Sold At: Slant/Fin distributors, residential boiler contractors and boiler distributors nationwide from May 2012 through July 2018 for about $185 for the boiler controller
Manufacturer(s): Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.
Distributor(s): Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.
This recall involves Kikkerland’s wireless charger bedside pockets used for recharging mobile phones and devices. The recalled chargers have a wireless charging pocket in which a mobile phone or other electronic device is placed. The recalled charger pockets have the configuration of an expanding v-shaped file folder with a single pocket and a rigid flap that is pivotally attached on one side. The pocket is typically placed between the mattress and the bed frame. They are made of a dark gray felt material and were sold with a power cord. In operation, the cord is plugged into an electronic outlet and the mobile phone is placed into the pocket for recharging.
Kikkerland has received three reports of smoke coming from the charger pockets. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Annie’s Blue Ribbon, Kowalski’s, SF MOMA, Therapy stores and other stores nationwide from March 2018 through August 2018 for about $35.
Manufacturer(s): Ningbo Hongrui Imp. & Exp. CP. Ltd., of China
This recall involves Stinger BK series Insect Zapper electric insect/mosquito zapper including the Stinger Insect Zapper (Model BK 110v3), the Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper (Model BK310v3) and the Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper (Model BK510v3). They are black or gray plastic and stand or hang vertically. The units are about 19 inches high and 6 inches wide and require an extension cord to operate outside. The recalled models have codes ending in YTG and Made in China printed on the silver label on the bottom of the product.