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  1. Alextrician
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    Alextrician EF Member

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    whats classes as the correct method of terminating an earth cable when you have double insulated fittings?

    You can see on the picture I can’t get a wage inside nor a normal connector block it’s just too tight.

    I have seen in the past the cpc being bent over and also snipped off which isn’t recommend just wanted to know the correct way of termination.

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  2. Dillb
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    Dillb Electrician's Arms

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    Use a 2 core flex to the light then install a Junction box or equivalent onto the cable to join to the flex.
     
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  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    or buy fittings with earth terminals.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    that's disgraceful.the Wago logo should be facing the camera. :D:D:D.
     
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  5. spinlondon
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    Looks like there are two sets of terminals, the other set under the cover on the left.
    Feed in and feed out to the next fitting.
    Really should have been made with an earth terminal.
     
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  6. Wilko
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    Re the use of 2 core flex, I thought that was only permitted for the vertical drop in a pendant?
     
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  7. Dillb
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    No it can be used in any situation that it is suitable for, this being one of them.
     
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  8. spinlondon
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    2 core from transformer to fitting and struggle to get the in out feeds into the other end of the transformer.
     
  9. Murdoch
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    If that is a 230v fitting, the doc needs to continuous from the last light back to the cu
     
  10. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    it's difficult,personally snip it off.
    Can't really see a problem,it's connected at other end.
    May seem a bit rough,but manufacture should have an earth terminal .
     
  11. spinlondon
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    If it’s one of many, the CPC needs to continue to the next fitting.
    Snipping off would not be an option.
    Easiest solution, is to trim back the cable sheath so the CPC can be connected outside of the enclosure.
     
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  12. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Could have found some bigger green/yellow sleeving :D.
    Red crimp would fit down the side of the terminal block?
     
  13. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Like people did at the old circular junction boxes, just leave them not suitably enclosed.
     
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  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    BYB 411.3.1.1
     
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  15. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    What make is that light?
    There is no bs number or make or model on the bottom. Is it on the side?

    What do the instructions tell you?
     
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