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1.3.1 Fuses
1.3.2 MCBs
1.4 Fuse and MCB characteristics
1.5 Fuse/MCB selection
1.6 Example
1.7 Common examples of bad design
1.8 Disconnection times
2.1 The nature and risk of shock
2.2.1 Direct contact
2.2.2 Indirect contact
2.3 Earthing and bonding
2.4 Types of primary earth connection
2.5 The earth loop
2.6 Main and supplementary bonding
2.7 Shock voltage: the limitation of earthing
2.8 Disconnection time and shock voltage
2.9 Checking disconnection time
2.10.1 Disconnection time in high risk circuits
2.10.2 Disconnection time in medium risk circuits
2.10.3 Disconnection time in low risk circuits
2.10.4 General guidelines on disconnection time
2.11 RCDs
2.12.1 RCD discrimination
2.12.2 Nuisance tripping
2.12.3 RCD hazards
2.13 RCBOs
2.14 Special considerations for bathrooms
2.15 Special considerations for gardens and outbuildings
2.16 Special considerations for kitchens
2.17 Effect of plastic water pipes on earthing
2.18 Special considerations for PME supplies
3.1.1 Step 1: calculate the nominal current
3.1.2 Step 2: pick a cable size that appears appropriate for the nominal current
3.1.3 Step 3: correct for ambient temperature
3.1.4 Step 4: correct for cable grouping
3.1.5 Step 5: correct for thermal enclosure
3.1.6 Step 6: check the corrected rating
3.1.7 Step 7: calcuate the voltage drop
3.1.8 Step 8: check the voltage drop
3.2 Step 9: check the disconnection time and/or shock voltage
3.3 Example
3.4 Using the simplified cable length selection
4. Design tables
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A Guide to Selection of Electrical Cable

A Guide to Selection of Electrical Cable

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