NEW TRUNKING INSERT ADDED FOLLOWING 17th EDDITION CHANGES
Following BS7671:2008 Amendment No. 1 to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations in July 2011, leading electrical wholesaler Newey & Eyre responded with the launch of Newlec IPXXD inserts designed to readily fit inside existing Newlec trunking joints, enabling contractors to ensure the installation complies with the amended standard.
The change, which came into force for all new designs from January 2012, and requires all trunking systems that use non-sheathed cables (i.e single insulated cables) achieve an IP standard for the trunking system. In real terms the regulatory changes mean the majority of metallic cable trunking systems are no longer suitable for use with single insulated cables as trunking systems must provide either IPXXD or IP4X protection.
Newlec’s trunking is classified as IP30 and offers IPXXD protection when installed with the new insert. Ideal for new and uniquely for retrofit installations, the same part can be used for lengths and accessories. Location holes line up with the internal screw bushes and the top is hinged to allow cables to be readily fitted. Installation is completed by folding the top of the frame into a locating slot and fitting the cover as normal.
Bob Masters, category manager for Newey & Eyre said: ‘The new IPXXD inserts provide an ideal solution for contractors looking to ensure both existing and new trunking installations meet standards. As a retrofitable component it offers a speedy solution and can be used with existing accessories and Newlec trunking so there is no need for new bends to be fitted.’
The IPXXD inserts are available to purchase now on Neweysonline or at any Newey & Eyre branch in four sizes for trunking dimensions 50x50mm, 75x75mm, 100x100mm and 150x150mm. Manufactured from natural, flame retardant, VO polypropylene sheet, they provide a safe and robust solution to meet trunking standards.
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