5 Good Practices In Domestic Wiring To Avert Risk Factors
Electrical short-circuiting is not a very uncommon issue in our domestic segment, however, some common procedures, if followed properly during wiring, can protect us from a lot of untoward bad moments. Better safety measures are those, which instead of controlling the disastrous event eliminate its chance of occurrence. Following 5 good practices keep away the risk factors at home…
- Use the right gauge of the cable. Thinner wires get heated up when currents are of higher value. The cross section of the wire should be 1.5 square milli metre for copper and 2 square milli metre for aluminium. However, try to use copper wire always.
- Do not allow the wiring to pass through the hidden places, e.g, above the false ceiling. This eases the process of inspection.
- Do not put too many points on one line coming from the main distribution point. Ideally, two are fine.
- Although child-safety cover (safety shutter) is available in any good accessory (socket), avoid fixing the switch boards below 1.5 metre height.
- Always use fuses and switches on the phase wire. In our country, often these are placed wrongly in the circuits, i.e. on the neutral line.