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Topic Title: Caravan inspections
Topic Summary: Am I missing something?
Created On: 03 April 2013 02:31 PM
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 03 April 2013 02:31 PM
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normcall

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Just had the misfortune to need removing a faulty 12v LED fitting in my almost new caravan (March 2012).
It came with a NICEIC inspection certificate, so it must be perfect from the factory.
Apparently it's perfectly OK to use an assortment of colours, (white, green/black, red/black, white/black etc.) and spade connectors uninsulated and pushed into a plywood/insulation/aluminium outer shell enclosure.
I'm sure the new BS7671 covered 12v DC or am I expecting too much?
At least in a car, it's mainly metal and flammable fumes.

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 03 April 2013 03:04 PM
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briandoherty

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I think it may be BS EN 1648-1:2012 Leisure accommodation vehicles. 12 V direct current extra low voltage electrical installations. Caravans rather than straightforward application of BS7671?

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Brian
 03 April 2013 05:01 PM
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normcall

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That must be why they can use standard 250v AC pull switches.

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Norman
 03 April 2013 07:29 PM
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davidwalker2

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A lot of people, electricians included don't understand the need to use different switches for dc - until they don't switch off.

David
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