Posts tagged as SANS 10142-1

How to install heated towel rails according to SANS 10142-1

Electrical contractors frequently want to know how a heated towel rail should be installed in bathrooms and how this is connected to the fixed electrical wiring of the installation. To ensure a compliant installation of heated towel rails, reference must be made to the national Wiring Code, SANS 10142-1: 2017 (Edition 2). Clause 7, “Special […]

Q&A: Ask an expert: New plug, socket configuration for SA

  In 2013, SANS 10142-1 identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations. Vector‘s Peter Adams talks to Crabtree Electrical about the new configuration. Are our current plugs and sockets illegal? No, the traditional three-pin 16 […]

Earthing: SANS versus the Electrical Machinery Regulation

  It has became apparent over the last few years that we as contractors run the risk of not doing proper testing. This often leads to fatalities, yet we overlook the need to address the problem. As though this were not enough, we can’t even align the SANS 10142-1 with the Electrical Machinery Regulation Act […]

Electrical tip: testing and commissioning

The objectives of testing and commissioning are to verify that equipment is functioning properly after installation; that the performance of the installed equipment/systems meets with the specified design intent through a series of tests and adjustments, and to capture and record performance data of the whole installation as the baseline for future operation and maintenance. […]

New plug and socket system for SA

  by Mark Botha, editor The Wiring Code (SANS 10142-1) has identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems in 2013, and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations as of next year. The standard specifies a three-pin, hexagonal plug-and-socket configuration developed in 1986 […]