• Changes to 18th Edition

    With the introduction of the 18th Edition the decision-making process for inclusion of overvoltage protection in electrical installations has changed. Here, Dave Enefer, devices product manager at Crabtree, looks at the latest requirements for overvoltage protection.

  • Schneider Electric releases 18th Edition compliant products

    Schneider Electric has released a new range of products to help installers comply with the changes brought about by the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

  • Many contractors lack confidence around 18th Edition changes, says study

    A new trade survey has revealed that nearly half of electrical contractors do not feel ‘fully confident’ in terms of understanding the 18th Edition changes.

  • Surging ahead

    The growing sophistication of today’s electronic equipment calls for more stringent safety measures. Helen Johnson, technical sales director, Surge Protection Devices Ltd, discusses the levels of lighting and surge protection required in order to meet the new British and European Standard, BS EN 62305. 

  • Eliminating the arc

    Jeson Pitt, marketing, D&F Liquidators, explores how to achieve arc extinction in circuit breakers.

  • Improving surge protection

    Millions of surge protection units in the field are not providing adequate protection for today’s microprocessor-based equipment. As John Mitchell, global business development manager at CP Automation explains, surge protection devices (SPDs) must be brought up to speed.

  • Get protected

    SELECT's Dave Forrester offers some tips on how to protect gadgets from surges caused by lightning strikes. 

  • Hager provides 'Reality Check' on surge protection

    According to recent industry research, surge protection remains the number one area of concern for electrical contractors following the introduction of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations.

  • UPSs & SPDs: A powerful duo

    Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Wallace and Gromit. In film, the role of the sidekick is crucial in aiding the protagonist to achieve their overall goal. John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at CP Automation, explains the necessity of protecting uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems with a surge protection device (SPD) that accounts for transient surges.

  • Reliably protect LED applications 

    The type 2 surge protective device from the Blocktrab series from Phoenix Contact has been designed to protect all lighting systems, particularly LED applications.