Maintenance free from Hager
Hager has launched an Ashley maintenance free junction box to meet the needs of the 17th edition wiring regulations for inaccessible locations.
Says Jane Yorke, Ashley Product Manager: “Electricians might not be complying with the 17th edition wiring regulations and Building Regulations by using incorrect junction boxes.”
The new range from Hager contains sprung push fit terminals that do not relax and therefore do not need to be accessible for future inspection. Tests on these terminals include long-term vibration, shock test, long term connection test, pull out, voltage drop, temperature rise and exposure to corrosive atmospheres.
The junction box is robust, easy to install and compliant with both the 17th edition and the new junction box standard BS EN 60670-22. It is also faster and easier to install than alternatives prescribed by the regulations, such as soldering.
The terminals accept and secure solid, stranded or flexible conductors from 0.5mm2 to 4mm2. Twin and CPC and flexible cords can all be mixed. You then secure the cage clamp terminal using a screwdriver or finger to push down on the pushbutton.
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