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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For urgent rupes during that period you can contact us. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government.
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A copy of fules standard is available through SAI Global. Topics include general enquiries, solar and battery energy storage and electrical equipment. Topics include electrical installations, earthing, switchboards, segregation, testing and more. Topics include RCDs in rkles to application, lighting, equipment and more. Building general queries Tel: Electrical and gas general enquiries Tel: Electrical and gas licensing enquiries Tel: For general enquiries please contact the department using the telephone numbers or email addresses on our contact us page.
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In future, all witing sub-circuits in residential dwellings must be RCD protected.
For non-residential, final sub-circuits up to 32A capacity supplying socket outlets must be 30mA RCD protected. Hard-wired equipment circuits of this capacity should be.
All lighting final sub-circuits must be RCD protected. Alterations requiring a change to a circuit configuration trigger the requirement for 30mA RCD protection for that circuit.
Like-for-like repairs do not. Where all protection devices are replaced in a switchboard, all final sub-circuits must be RCD protected.
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Emergency egress requirements have been improved. Clearances of 1m from accessible faces witing closed switchboards and mm from open doors or racked-out equipment are required. Switch room door heights and widths have been increased to 2. Two emergency exit paths are required if a switchboard exceeds A or is more than 3m in length. Main switches must be manually operated and not controlled by electronic devices.
A zone has been created to clarify the IP wlring required for electrical equipment mounted on external walls. The zone extends downward at a 30 degree angle from the edge of a veranda or eve to the wall. Equipment mounted in this triangular zone does not require an IP rating.
Equipment outside the triangle needs IP33 as a minimum, except for meter boxes which historically have been IP23 rated. Equipment mounted inside meter boxes does not require an IP rating. A mm zone either side of cooktops and extending upward to the range hood, ceiling or 2. Classifications of downlights must be marked on the light and the packaging to indicate where they may be installed. No classification means they must not be installed.
Lifts used for routine movements of people and goods are considered electrical equipment and are covered in Section 4. Requirements for designated emergency lifts are set out in Section 7 — Safety Services.
This section also deals with supply systems, main switchboard, main switches, fire pumps, fire and smoke detectors and alarms, air handling equipment. Provision for installing arc fault detection devices is a new addition.
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. While the currents generally are small they can lead to fires. These devices are not mandatory at this time but provide protection additional to circuit breakers and RCD. Appendix O provides details about how to install them.
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Appendix E provides details of building classifications taken from the National Construction Code. Appendix K covers the extended range of switchboard standards adopted in Australia. It includes several guidelines for switchboard manufacture aas3000 verification. Appendix M concerns supply reliability, especially as it affects aged and infirm accommodation. Appendix N has information about conduit marking standards internationally and in Australia.
Appendix Q deals with control and protection of DC circuits. DC operates much of the equipment in data centres and is becoming very prevalent in domestic installations with solar panels and storage batteries.
Electric vehicle charging stations increasingly are being included in wirign installations. They are high-current equipment and merit special attention. Appendix P provides guidance on vehicle types and charging stations. Monday, July 16, – Contact Building and Energy Building general queries Tel: Contact the department Website feedback If you have any queries or suggestions about this website, contact our Online Services Branch.