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15 04, 2019

Approval for SWA Copper Tube Terminals

2019-04-15T15:16:41+01:00April 15th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Can you afford the risk of installing copper tube terminals that have not been electrically tested to BS 61238-1:2003? This is the strong message from SWA, one of the UK's leading suppliers of cable terminations, whose TQ range of copper tube terminals is approved to these regulatory standards. After many months [...]

8 04, 2019

EDA Award for LEW Apprentice

2019-04-09T16:19:49+01:00April 8th, 2019|Industry News|

Jack Hague, former LEW apprentice, picks up an EDA Learning Achievement Award at a prestigious industry ceremony in March. The annual EDA Education, Training and Learning Awards took place over the 7th, 8th and 9th of March at The Shard in London. Attended by individuals working across the electro-technical sector, the [...]

4 04, 2019

JCC Lighting’s £30K Challenge

2019-04-08T16:29:55+01:00April 4th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

JCC Lighting are celebrating 30 years, help them raise £30K for charity JCC Lighting are celebrating 30 years since starting out as a small family run lamp business in 1989. To celebrate they are aiming to achieve £30,000 in charity fundraising with various challenge set throughout the year. Their employees [...]

12 03, 2019

Fast Charging USB Sockets from Scolmore

2019-04-08T16:19:24+01:00March 12th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Scolmore has upgraded its 13A 2-Gang USB socket which now features 2 USB charging ports which are both capable of delivering 5V 2.1A simultaneously.  This allows for optimum charging of two devices at the same time, without fear of fluctuations in the power supply interfering with the charging process.  Unlike some [...]

6 03, 2019

WEEE Regulations 2019 Explained

2019-04-08T16:34:01+01:00March 6th, 2019|Industry News|

What are the WEEE Regulations? The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations were introduced in 2007 to set targets for the collection, recovery and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The regulations required that companies that manufactured, imported or sold EEE must report on the weight of the products [...]

27 02, 2019

18th Edition Arc Fault Protection

2019-04-09T08:22:02+01:00February 27th, 2019|18th Edition|

The 18th Edition wiring regulations require designers and installers to ensure that their installations are designed and constructed so that the risk of ignition from high temperatures or electric arc is minimised. Protection requirements include protecting against fire caused by insulation, arcs, sparks and high temperatures. Installing arc fault protection is [...]

20 02, 2019

RCD Selection and 18th Edition Regulations

2019-04-09T08:25:48+01:00February 20th, 2019|18th Edition|

So, what do the new regulations say about RCDs and how can designers make sure they stay compliant and carry out proper electrical design, installations and assessments? For downloadable guides on the new regulations and information on other key areas of BS7671:2018 visit our 18th Edition Hub. Types of RCD Regulation [...]

12 02, 2019

18th Edition Regulations For Caravan Parks

2019-04-10T15:41:06+01:00February 12th, 2019|18th Edition|

BS7671:2018 was released on the 2nd of July 2018 and came into effect on the 1st of January 2019. There are many significant changes made to regulations that apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations in domestic, commercial and residential structures. Section 708 applies to the electrical installations in [...]

6 02, 2019

Click Flow Connectors

2019-02-06T09:23:15+01:00February 6th, 2019|Manufacturer News|

Inventing product solutions that will help electricians carry out installation projects more quickly and efficiently is what drives Scolmore’s new product development programme and the latest additions to the Click Flow Connector range are no exception. The new 20A 3 and 4 Pole Fast Fit Flow Connectors feature push-in, low maintenance [...]

28 01, 2019

Industry Apprenticeships Surge In 2018

2019-03-19T09:58:24+01:00January 28th, 2019|Industry News|

The Electrical Distributor's Association (EDA) has reported on a 32% increase in industry apprenticeships in 2018 with overall interest in apprenticeships increasing by a further 27% for the year. The EDA supported 450 apprenticeships in 2018 (341 in 2017) and received a total of 782 enquiries between January and November. There [...]