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#142329 01/03/05 08:37 PM
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Where can I obtain a copy of the French COP or regs? If it's available online that would be better still [Linked Image]

Thanks!


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Uk, try google search for NFC 15-100 as a starter, some sites translate to english. The same question has been asked on the IEE forum. Good Luck Alan

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Cheers Al! [Linked Image]

I'll have a quick google now... [Linked Image]


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Are you off to "La Belle France" to do some wiring then, John? [Linked Image]

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I'm looking at some property over there... [Linked Image]

I love France - and also the French too [Linked Image]


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Ah.... I like France too, and find most of the people to be pretty friendly, despite what a lot Brits seem to say.

There was a guy in Civray I upset one time, but as I'd just accidentally nearly knocked his apple stand over as the back of the camper caught it while trying to turn down a tight street, I guess he was entitled to be a little mad! [Linked Image]

Oh, and there was the boy of about 9 or 10 washing windshields in a parking lot one time. When I gave him his 5 francs he tried to con Johnny Foreigner into thinking it was only 1 franc. Tried to tell me that the big "5" was the serial number of the coin!

Ah well, les garcons seront les garcons, n'est-ce pas? [Linked Image]

The main thing I have against France is the petty bureaucracy and some of their more outlandish laws, but then I do admire the French for what I consider to be a healthy disregard for rules and regulations!

Also on the bright side is the prospect of having 400V 3-phase available in a home workshop..... [Linked Image]


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[Linked Image from nte.ups-tlse.fr]

Seems to be the modern way of doing wiring in France.

Not bad by any standards!

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Looking forward to working with those funky wall sockets with the male earth pins?

I wonder if those pins ever manage to break off the device.

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I lived over there and have never seen it happen. They're pretty securely fixed into position and recessed similarly to schuko, so you can't knock them off accidently.

Plenty of older non-earthed outlets still in service though. But, they are disappearing rather rapidly.

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Why are the two-wire sockets dissapearing so rapidly?

Is it a push by wiring device manufactureres to make home-owners upgrade their electrical systems, or is it just people realizing the benefits of having earthed sockets?

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 01-18-2005).]

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