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Electrical Contractors Association

KEY FACTSHEET
BS 7671:2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, IEE WIRING REGULATIONS SEVENTEENTH EDITION

16TH EDITION - 17TH EDITION REGULATION NUMBER COMPARISONS


INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE

he purpose of this Factsheet is to assist users of the Regulations who are familiar with the content and layout of the 16th Edition, to readily identify the locations of regulations that have been changed, transferred to different sections or removed from BS 7671 in the 17th Edition. Part 5 - Selection and Erection of Equipment Chapter 55 - Other Equipment Section 551 - Low Voltage Generating Sets The section contains additional regulations for the installation of sustainable energy generating equipment. Section 559 is a new section - Luminaires and Lighting Installations. Part 6 - Inspection & Testing was Part 7 in the 16th Edition Part 7 - Special Locations was Part 6 in the 16th Edition NEW SECTIONS: 709 711 712 721 740 Marinas and similar locations Exhibitions, Shows and Stands Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Supply Systems Caravans and Motor Caravans Temporary Electrical Installations for Structures, Amusement Devices and Booths at Fairgrounds, Amusement Parks and Circuses Floor and Ceiling Heating Systems

The principal technical changes to the Regulations are set out in the Introduction to BS 7671:2008. The majority of the changes reflect harmonisation with International IEC 60364 and European CENELEC HD 60384 series of standards. However, there are a number of new regulations and changes to existing regulations that are specific to UK practices.

GENERAL CHANGES TO THE LAYOUT AND ADDITIONS TO THE CONTENTS OF THE REGULATIONS:
THE NUMBERING SYSTEM: Each regulation has been renumbered to match the numbering system used in IEC 60364 and CENELEC HD 60384. The renumbering of every Section or Regulation is not shown in this Factsheet. Regulations are only shown where changes have been made. The structure of the regulation numbers is similar to that in the 16th Edition. Many of the Section numbers retain the first three digits of the number. The numbers that follow relate to the sub-sections and individual regulations. The numbers in Part 7 align with the numbers of the related regulations in Parts 1 to 6.

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REMOVALS: 607 Earthing requirements for the installation of equipment having high protective conductor currents. The regulations have been included in Chapter 54 Division One - Electrical Installations in Caravans and Motor Caravans is a separate Section 721

608 For example, in Locations Containing a Bath or Shower, Section 701 of the 17th Edition, Regulation 701.415.2 refers to the Supplementary Bonding clause in Chapter 41, Section 415.2 Additional Protection: Supplementary equipotential bonding. Explanatory notes have been added to many regulations. When considering a particular regulation, it is important that it is read in full and all of the regulations in the group considered, including the notes, in order to ascertain the full requirements.

A complete list of special locations is detailed in the Table of Cross References. ADDITIONAL APPENDICES: 9 10 11 12 13 Definitions - multiple source, d.c. and other systems Protection of conductors in parallel against overcurrent Effect of harmonic currents on balanced threephase systems Voltage drop in consumers installations Methods for measuring the insulation resistance/ impedance of floors and walls to earth or to the protective conductor system Measurement of earth fault loop impedance: consideration of the increase of the resistance of conductors with increase of temperature Ring and radial final circuit arrangements, Regulation 433.1

MAJOR CHANGES TO THE PARTS


Part 4 - Protection for Safety Chapter 41 - Protection against Electric Shock is rewritten Chapter 47 - Applications has been removed and many of the regulations have been transferred to the related chapters in Part 4

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TABLE OF CROSS REFERENCES The table cross references 16th Edition numbers to 17th Edition numbers. It only gives an indication of the topic of the regulation group or individual regulations. Regulations must be read in full.
16TH EDITION NO TOPIC INTRODUCTION Part 1 110-02 130 130-01-01 SCOPE, OBJECT & FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES Exclusions from scope Protection for Safety General requirements Part 1 110.2 131 131.1 Includes - (iv) undervoltages, overvoltages & electromagnetic influences (vi) interruption to supplies (vii) arcing or burning, likely to cause blinding, excessive pressure and/or toxic gases Now - Basic protection Now - Fault protection Now - Protection against voltage disturbances and measures against electromagnetic influences. New regulation New regulation 17TH EDITION NO COMMENTS Important new paragraph added regarding retrospective use of BS 7671 Extended to include additional Special Locations in Part 7 Includes - Electrical equipment of machines covered by BSEN 60204

130-02 130-02-01 130-02-02 130-06

Protection against electric shock Protection against direct contact Protection against over-voltage Immunity against electromagnetic disturbances Protection against power supply interruption

131.2 131.2.1 131.6 131.6.4 131.7 131.8 132 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 & 132.5 132.6 Added (vi) the method of installation (vii) harmonics (viii) thermal insulation Other external influences (vi) now (vii) Added (vi) Electromagnet interference New regulation Renumbered New regulation Added (vi) anticipated future demand

Protection against indirect contact 131.2.2

130-07 131 131-01 131-02 131-03 13-04 & 131-05 131-06

Additions and alterations Design General Characteristics of available supply or supplies Nature of demand Same Headings Cross-sectional area of conductors Type of wiring and method of installation Same Headings Documentation for the electrical installation

131-07 131-09 to 131-12

132.7 132.9 to 132.12 132.13

132 133 Part 2 Part 3 Chapter 31 314 314-01

Selection of Electrical Equipment 133 Characteristics Erection and verification DEFINITIONS ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Purpose Supplies and Structure Division of Installation Installations to be divided into circuits 314 314.1 133.2 134 Part 2 Part 3

Added: (iii) take account of danger that may arise from failure of a single circuit (iv) reduce unwanted tripping of RCDs (v) mitigate the effects of electromagnetic interference (vi) prevent indirect energising of circuits intended to be isolated Referred to Chapter 51 & Appendix 5 No changes Added: (vii) leakage currents No Changes New Chapter New Chapter

Chapter 32 Chapter 33 331-01 Chapter 34

External Influences Compatibility Maintainability Safety Services Continuity of Services

Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36

Compatibility of Characteristics 333.1

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16TH EDITION NO Part 4 Chapter 40 Chapter 41 TOPIC PROTECTION FOR SAFETY General requirements 17TH EDITION NO Part 4 Omitted This chapter has been rewritten and renumbered. Many regulations have been removed. Regulations previously in Chapter 47, Section 471 have been incorporated in this chapter. Basic and Fault protection Not included in 17th Edition Section 414 414.1, 414.2, 414.3, 414.4, 414.6 requirements for SELV, PELV and FELV COMMENTS

Protection Against Electric Shock Chapter 41

411 411-01-01(ii) 411-02 411-04 412 412-02 412-03 412-04 412-05 412-06 413

Protection against both Direct and Indirect Contact Protection by limitation of discharge of energy Protection by SELV Protection by limitation of discharge of energy

411.1, 411.2, 411.3

Protection against Direct Contact 416 Protection by insulation of live parts Protection by barriers or enclosures Protection by obstacles 416.1 416.2 417.2

Now - Provision for Basic Protection Now - Basic insulation of live parts Now - Barriers or enclosures Now - Obstacles Now - Placing out of reach and includes Arms reach Now - Additional protection: Residual Current Devices (RCDs) Protective measure: Automatic Disconnection of Supply Now - Requirements for Fault Protection Now - Protective earthing and protective equipotential bonding

Protection by placing out of reach 417.3 Supplementary protection by residual current devices Protection Against Indirect Contact General requirements Protection by earthed equipotential bonding and automatic disconnection of supply EEBADS Main equipotential bonding of extraneous-conductive-parts TN Systems Requirements for automatic disconnection - maximum disconnection times Table 41A 415.1 Section 411 411.3 410.3 411.3

413-01 413-02

413-02-02 413-02-06 413-02-08

411.3.1.2 411.4 411.3.2

Now - Protective equipotential bonding

Now - Automatic disconnection in case of a fault - Table 41.1 Table 41.2 Table 41.3 Table 41.4 Supplementary equipotential bonding to be provided where maximum disconnection times in Table 41.1 cannot be achieved

413-02-10 413-02-11 413-02-14 413-02-12

Tables of maximum earth fault 411.4.6, loop impedance for disconnection 411.4.7, times in Table 41A 411.4.8 Alternative method allowing socket outlets final circuit disconnection times to be extended to 5 seconds - Table 41C. Regulation replaced. TT systems 411.3.2.6

413-02-18 413-02-19 413-02-20 413-02-21 to 413-02-26 413-02-27 413-03 413-04

411.5

New Section

IT Systems Supplementary Equipotential Bonding Class II Equipment or by equivalent insulation Protection by non-conducting location

411.6 415.2 412.1 412.2 410.3.6 418.1

New Section Now - additional protection: Supplementary Bonding Now - protective measure: double or reinforced insulation Section 418 - Protective measures for application only where the installation is controlled or under the supervision of skilled or instructed persons Section 418 - Protective measures for application only where the installation is controlled or under the supervision of skilled or instructed persons

413-05

Protection by earth free equipotential bonding

410.3.6 418.2

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16TH EDITION NO 413-06 Chapter 42 422 424 TOPIC Protection by electrical separation Protection Against Thermal Effects Protection against fire and harmful thermal effects Protection against overheating: forced air heating systems and appliances producing hot water or steam Protection Against Overcurrent Nature of Protective Devices Protection against both overcurrent and fault current Protection against fault current only Protection of conductors in parallel Protection against overload General Co-ordination between overload and protective device Protection against fault current General Determination of prospective fault current Characteristics of a fault current protective device Protection afforded by one device 434 4.1 434.5 435.1 Now - Co-ordination of overload current and fault current protection Table 43.1 432 432.1 432-01 is omitted 421 Protection against fire caused by electrical equipment Not included in 17th Edition 17TH EDITION NO 413.1 418.3 COMMENTS Now - protective measure: electrical separation

Chapter 43 432 432-02 432-03 432-04 432-05 433 433-01 433-02 434 434-01-01 434-02 434-03 434-03-02 434-03-03

Protection against overload only 432.2 432.3 433.4 434.4 433 433.1 433.1 Overload protection Fault current protection

Table 43a Values of k for 434.5.2 common materials for calculation of the effects of fault current is now Table 43.1 Protection Against Overvoltage Chapter 44

Chapter 44

Completely revised. New chapter title: Protection Against Voltage Disturbances and Electromagnetic Disturbances New section All regulations contained in Chapter 53

Chapter 45 Chapter 46 460 460-01-06 461 462 463 464 Chapter 47

Protection Against Undervoltage Chapter 44 445 Isolation and Switching General requirements Provision for disconnecting the neutral Isolation requirements Switching off for mechanical maintenance Emergency switching Functional switching (control) Applications of Protective Measures for Safety Protection against Electric Shock Protection by SELV Protection by Prevention of Discharge of Energy Chapter 41 414 537.2 537.3.1 537.4 537.5 537.1

Not included in 17th Edition

Chapter has been deleted. Many regulations are now included in Chapters 41-44 & 53

471 471-02 471-03

Not specifically included in17th Edition, but is required under 341.1 Maintainability, so that inspection and testing can be readily and safely carried out Basic Protection

471-04

Protection against Direct Contact 416.

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16TH EDITION NO 471-04 471-05 471-06 471-07 471-08 TOPIC Protection by insulation of live parts Protection by barriers or enclosures Protection by obstacles 17TH EDITION NO 416.1 416.2 417.2 The regulations previously in 471-08 are either included as regulations in Section 411 or covered by notes The regulations previously in 471-09 are either included in 412.1 or omitted COMMENTS

Protection by placing out of reach 417.3 Protection by earthed 411 equipotential bonding and automatic disconnection of supply Protection by use of Class II 412 equipment or equivalent insulation Protection by non-conducting location Protection by earth-free local equipotential bonding Protection by electrical separation Special provisions and exemptions Exemptions of protective measures against indirect contact (fault protection) Extra-low voltage systems other than SELV - PELV & functional extra-low voltage systems 410.3.9 418-1 418.2 418.3 471-13-01, 02 & 03 Not included in 17th Edition

471-09 471-10 471-11 471-12 471-13 471-13-04

471-14

411.7 414

Functional Extra Low Voltage (FELV) For SELV and FELV circuits Table 471A is now Table 41.6

471-15

Automatic disconnection and 411.8 reduced voltage a.c. systems (110 V - 55 V to mid-point earth) Supplies for portable equipment outdoors Protection against overcurrent Position of devices for overload 433.2 protection Omission of devices for protection against overload for safety reasons Devices for overload need not be provided Overload protective devices in IT systems Overload protection of conductors in parallel Protection against fault current Position of devices for fault current protection Omission of devices for fault current protection Fault current protection of conductors in parallel Protection accordance to the nature of circuits and distribution systems Phase conductors Neutral conductor - TN or TT Neutral conductor IT Pen conductor TN-C-S system Isolation and Switching Every installation requires a means of isolation. May be provided by the distributor 537 537.1.3 & 537.4 433.3.3 411.3

471.16 473 473-01-01 & 02 473-01-03

Potable Equipment is now referred to as Mobile Equipment

473.01.04 473-01-05 473-01-06, 07 & 08 473.02 473-01-02 & 03 473-02-04 473-02-05 473-03

433.3.1 433.3.2 433.4, 433.4.1 & .2 434 434.2 434.3 434.4 431.1

473-03-01 & 02 473-03-04 473-03-06 473-03-07 476 476-01-01

431.1 431.2.1 431.2.2

Now line conductors

Not included in 17th Edition

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16TH EDITION NO 476-01-02 TOPIC Final circuit to be provided with means of isolation either singularly or in groups Single phase installations operated by unskilled (ordinary) persons - isolation of both live conductors Isolation Isolator used in conjunction with a circuit breaker Requirements for isolation to be secure Disconnecting motor circuits Discharge lighting isolation requirements Emergency switching Access to devices not likely to be impeded Means of emergency stopping Danger from inappropriate operation of emergency switching device Positioning of emergency switching for fixed or stationary appliances Firemans switches Choice of Protective Measures as a Function of External Influences Precautions where particular risks of fire exist Locations with risks of fire due to the nature of processed or stored materials Locations with combustible construction materials SELECTION & ERECTION OF EQUIPMENT Common Rules Selection and Erection of Wiring Systems Selection of type of wiring system All cables to comply with British or Harmonised Standards Bus bar systems Overhead lines Use of flexible cables or cord Cables for a.c. circuits Electromechanical stresses Conduits and conduit fittings compliance with British Standards Trunking ducting and fittings compliance with British Standards Lighting track systems compliance with British Standards Methods of installation of cables 17TH EDITION NO 537.2.1.1 COMMENTS

476-01-03

537.1.4

476-02 476-02-01 476-02-02 476-02-03 476-02-04 476-03 476-03-01 476-03-02 476-03-03

537.2 Not included in 17th Edition 537.2.1.5 132.15.2 537.2.1.6 537.4 Not included in 17th Edition Not included in 17th Edition Not included in 17th Edition Covered by Fundamental Principles

476-03-04

Not included in 17th Edition

476-03-05, 06 & 07 Chapter 48

537.6.1, .2, .3 & .4 Chapter 42

Now Firefighters switches Chapter 42 incorporates all sections of 16th Edition Chapter 48

482-01 482-02

Section 422 422.3

482-03 PART 5 Chapter 51 Chapter 52 521 521-01-01 521-01-02 521-01-03 521-04 521-02-01 521-03-01 521-04 521-05 521-06 521-07-01

422.4

No significant change

521

Not included in 17th Edition

521.4 Not included in 17th Edition 521.9.3 521.5.2 521.5.1 521.6 521.6 559.4.4 Not included as a regulation in the 17th Edition. Appendix 4, Section 7 Methods of Installation, Tables 4A1 & 4A2 apply.

521-07-02 521-07-03

Installation of bare live conductors 521.10.2 Installation of non-sheathed 521.10.1 cables

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16TH EDITION NO 522 TOPIC Selection and erection in relation to external influences Building Design (CB) Current carrying capacity of cables Conductors in Parallel Cables connected to bare conductors Cables in Thermal Insulation Metallic sheaths and/or non-magnetic armour of single-core cables Cross-sectional areas of conductors of cables Neutral conductors Harmonic currents in neutral conductors Voltage drop Neutral conductors of discharge lighting circuits Electrical connections Mechanical protection by enclosures Terminations and joints in live conductors Enclosure of sheathed and nonsheathed cables at terminations Accessibility of connections Selection and Erection to Minimise the Spread of Fire Conduits and trunkings having resistance to flame propagation Sealing of wiring systems Conduits, cable ducting and trunkings penetrating fire resistant elements of building constructions. Requirements for sealing materials Erection conditions Verification of sealing arrangements Proximity to other services Band I & Band II circuits Fire alarm and emergency lighting cables Telecommunication circuits Controls of Band I & Band II circuits in common boxes or plates Proximity to non-electrical services Selection and erection in relation to maintainability, including cleaning Switchgear Common requirements Devices for Protection against Electric Shock Overcurrent protection devices 17TH EDITION NO 522 COMMENTS Three new sections: 522.12 Seismic Effects (AP); 522.13 Wind (AS); 522.14 Nature of Stored Materials (BE)

522-12 523 523-02 523-03 523-04 523-05

522.15

523.8 526.4 523.7 523.10

524 524-02-01 & 02 524-02-02(iii) 525 542-02-03 526 526-03-01 526-03-02 526-03-03 526-04 527 527-01-05 527-02 527-02-02

524.2 523.6.3

The reference to power factor in 16th Edition 524-02-02(ii) is omitted

No significant change in numbering Not included in 17th Edition

526.7 526.5 526.9 526.3

527.1.6

527.2.4

527-02-03 527-03-01 & 02 527-04 528 528-01 01 & 02 528-01-04 528-01-04 528-01-07 528-02 529

527.2.7 527.2.2 & 527.2.3 Not included in 17th Edition

528.1 528.1 Note 2 528.2

Requirements combined into 1 regulation Referred out to BS 5266 & BS 5839

Not directly included in 17th Edition but covered by 528.1 528.3 529

Chapter 53 530 531 531-01-01 & 02

Not included in 17th Edition

Not included in 17th Edition

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16TH EDITION NO 531-02 531-03 531-04 531-05 531-06 533 533-01-01 533-01-02 & 03 533-01-04 Table 53A 533-01-05 533-02 TOPIC Residual current devices Residual current devices in a TN system Residual current devices in a TT system Residual current devices in a IT system Insulation monitoring devices Overcurrent protective devices Requirements for fuses Replacement of fuses by ordinary persons Semi-enclosed fuses (rewireable fuse) Circuit Breakers Selection of a device for the protection of a wiring system against overload Selection of a device for the protection of a wiring system against fault current (Reserved for future use) Devices for protection against undervoltage (Reserved for future use) Isolating & Switching devices Devices for isolation Isolation of live supply conductors Isolating distance between contacts and devices Use of semi-conductor devices Visibility of the isolated position Isolation neutral conductor Prevention of unintentional closure of isolation devices Securing isolation Multi-pole switching devices preferable to single-pole devices Identification of isolation devices Plug & socket outlet permitted as means of isolation Devices for switching off for mechanical maintenance Switching the mains supply circuit. Use of control circuits. Indication of contact position Prevention of inadvertent or unintentional closure Requirements to switch full load current Plug and socket outlet permitted as means of switching mechanical maintenance 17TH EDITION NO 531.2 531.3 531.4 531.5 531.6 533.1 533.1.1.2 533.1.1.3 533.1.2 533.2 COMMENTS Contains all regulations from 16th Edition Contains all regulations from 16th Edition Contains all regulations from 16th Edition Contains all regulations from 16th Edition Contains all regulations from 16th Edition

Covers both 16th Edition regulations

533-03

533.3

534 535 536 537 537-02 537-02-01 537-02-02

534 535 536

Not used

New section Co-ordination of Protective Devices

537.2.2 537.2.2.1 Not included in 17th Edition See Table 53.2 Guidance on the Selection of Protective Isolation and Switching devices 537.2.2.1 537.2.2 537.2.2.4 537.2.2.3 537.2.2.4 537.2.2.5 537.2.2.6 Table 53.2 537.3 537.3.2.1 537.3.2.2 537.3.2.3 537.3.2.5 537.3.2.6

537-02-03 537-02-04 537-02-05 537-02-06 537-02-07 537-02-08 537-02-09 537-02-10 537-03 537-03-01 537-03-02 537-03-03 537-03-04 537-03-05

Guidance on the protection of the selection of protective isolation and switching devices

537.3.2.4

New regulation requires mechanical maintenance switching devices to be so placed or durably marked to be readily identifiable and convenient for use

537-04

Devices for Emergency Switching

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16TH EDITION NO 537-04-01 TOPIC Emergency switching devices required to interrupt the full load current supply Means of emergency switching. Plug and socket outlets not to be used for emergency switching Emergency switching to be manually operated and interrupt the main circuit Identification means of operating an emergency switching device Switching device to be restrained in the OFF or STOP position. Requirements for automatic resetting 17TH EDITION NO 537.4.2.1. COMMENTS

537-04-02

537.4.2.2 537.4.2.8 537.4.2.3

537-04-03

537-04-04 537-04-05

537.4.2.4 537.4.2.6

If a colour is used it shall be red with a contrasting background

537.4.2.7

537-04-06 537-05 537-05-04 & 537-05-05 Chapter 54 542 542-01 542-01-05 542-01-06 to 542-01-09 542-02 542-03 542-04 543 543-01 543-02 543-03 544 544-01-01 546 546-01-01 546-02 546 547-02 547-03 Chapter 55 551

Requirements for fireman switches Devices for functional switching The use of plug and socket outlets for functional switching Earthing Arrangements & Protective Conductors Connections to Earth Earthing arrangements Deleted by BS 7671: 2001, Amendment No. 2, 2004. Numbering change Earth electrodes Earthing conductors

537.6 537.5.2

New regulation requires emergency switching devices to be so placed or durably marked to be readily identifiable and convenient for use New section Firefighters Switches Not included in 17th Edition

542 542.1

Earthing arrangements General requirements

542.1.5 to 542.1.8 542.2 542.3 542-02-04 descriptive changes only All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations are included or otherwise covered in this section

Main earthing terminals or bars 542.4 Protective conductors Cross-sectional areas Types of protective conductor Preservation of electrical continuity of protective conductors Earthing arrangements for protective purposes Earthing arrangements for combined protective and functional purposes Combined protective and neutral (PEN) conductors Protective bonding conductors Main equipotential bonding conductors Supplementary bonding conductors Other Equipment Generating Sets 543 543.1 543.2 543.3 543.6 543.6.1 543.5 543.5.1 543.4 544 544.1 544.2

All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section Now Low Voltage Generating Sets All 16th Edition sections and regulations are included

551

552 522-01-01

Rotating machines Current carrying capacity of equipment

552.1 552.1.1

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16TH EDITION NO 552-01-02 552-01-03 TOPIC Controls for motor ratings exceeding 0.37 kW Protection required where automatic restarting following drop in voltage or failure of supply Requirements where reversedcurrent breaking is provided Protection against reverse operation Accessories Plugs and sockets Cable couplers Lampholders Overcurrent protection lampholders Filament lamps not to exceed 250 V Bayonet lampholders Edison screw or single centre bayonet cap lampholders Lighting points Lighting point accessories Control of lighting points Ceiling roses not to be used in circuits exceeding 250 V Ceiling rose - number of flexible cords Current-using equipment Luminaires Suspended pendant luminaries Extra-low voltage luminaire SELV system without a cpc connection. High voltage discharge lighting installations Electrode water heaters and boilers Heaters for liquids or other substances having immersed heating elements 554.1 554.2 559.6.1.6 559.6.1 559.6.1.7 559.6.1.8 559.6 559.6.1.1 559.6.1.9 559.6.1.2 559.6.1.3 Now part of Wiring Systems New text replaces 16th Edition regulations and Table 17TH EDITION NO 552.1.2 552.1.3 COMMENTS

552-01-04 552-01-05 553 553-01 553-02 553-03 553-03-01 & Table 55B 553-03-02 553-03-03 553-03-04 553-04 553-04-01 553-04-01 553-04-02 553-04-03 553-04-04 554 554-01 554-01-01 554-01-02

537.5.4.2 537.5.4.3 553 553.1 553.2 All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section

Luminaire supporting couplings 559.6.1.4 554 559 559.6.1.5 559.11.2 Luminaires and Lighting

554-02 554-03 554-04

Not included in 17th Edition All 16th Edition regulations included in this section 16th Edition regulation included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included in this section All 16th Edition regulations included or otherwise covered in this section. Table 55C omitted All 16th Edition regulations included in this section

554-05

Water heaters having immersed 554.3 and uninsulated heating elements Heating conductors and cables 554.4

554-06

554-07 555 Chapter 56 561 561-01-01 to 561-02-03 561-01-04 562 562-01-01

Electric surface heating systems Transformers Supplies for Safety Services General Requirements General Requirements Facilities for periodic testing and maintenance Sources Types of safety source

554.5 555

560.5 560.5.1 to 560.5.3 Not included in 17th Edition

Not included in 17th Edition

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16TH EDITION NO 562-01-02 562-01-03 562-01-04 562-01-05 562-01-06 563 563-01-02 563-01-03 563-01-04 563-01-05 TOPIC Safety service source shall be installed as fixed equipment Location of safety sources Utilisation of safety service sources Equipment supplied by a self-contained battery Ventilation of the source location Circuits Fire resistance of cables Protection against overload may be omitted Overcurrent protecting device is to be individual for each circuit Switchgear and control gear identification. Location accessible only to skilled or instructed persons Identification of alarm indicators and controls Utilisation equipment Equipment supplied by two different circuits Special requirements for safety services having sources not capable of operation in parallel Special requirements for safety services having sources capable of operation in parallel SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS OR LOCATIONS Locations containing a bath or shower Swimming pools Hot air saunas Construction site installations Agricultural and horticultural premises Restrictive conductive locations Earthing requirements for the installation of equipment having high protective conductor currents Electrical installations in caravans and motor caravans Electrical installations in caravan parks (Reserved for Marinas) (Reserved for future use) Installation of highway power supplies 17TH EDITION NO 560.6.1 560.6.2 560.6.6 Not included in 17th Edition 560.6.3 560.7.2 560.7.3 560.7.4 560.7.5 COMMENTS

563-01-06 564 564-01-01 565

Not included in 17th Edition

560.7.6 560.6.7 Covered by regulation 551.6

566

560.6.8

Covered by regulation 551.7

PART 6 601 602 603 604 605 606 607

701 701 703 704 705 706 Deleted

Locations containing a bath or shower Swimming pools & other basins Rooms and cabins containing sauna heaters Construction and demolition site installations Agricultural and horticultural premises Conducting locations with restrictive movement The regulations of this section are incorporated in Chapter 54, Section 453.7

608 Division One 608 Division Two 609 610 611

721 708 709 Not used

Electrical installations in caravans and motor caravans Electrical installations in caravan/camping parks and similar locations Marinas and similar locations The regulations of this section are incorporated in Chapter 55, Section 559, all sections as appropriate, particular sections 559.3, outdoor lighting installations, 559.10, Requirements for outdoor lighting installations, highway power supplies and street furniture. Exhibitions, shows and stands Solar photovoltaic (PV) power supply system Mobile or transportable units Temporary electrical installations for structures, amusement devices and booths at fairgrounds, amusement parks and circuses

711 New Section 712 New Section 717 New Section 740

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16TH EDITION NO PART 7 Chapter 71 711 712 713 713-01 713-02 713-02-01 TOPIC INSPECTION & TESTING Initial Verification General Inspection Testing General Continuity of protective conductors including main and supplementary equipotential bonding Continuity of ring final circuit conductors Insulation resistance Insulation resistance between live conductors and live conductors and Earth Insulation resistance test requirements Presence of electronic devices Site applied insulation Protection by separation of circuits Protection against direct contact by a barrier or an enclosure provided during erection Insulation of non-conducting walls and floors Polarity Earth electrode resistance 17TH EDITION NO New Section 753 PART 6 Chapter 61 610 611 612 612.1 612.2 612.2.1 COMMENTS Floor and ceiling heating systems

713-03 713-03-01 713-04 713-04-01 713-04-02 713-04-03 713-04-04 713-05 713-06 713-07

612.2.2 612.3 612.3.1 612.3.2 Not included in 17th Edition 612.3.3 612.4 612.4.5 Not included in 17th Edition Protection by SELV, PELV or by electrical separation

713-08 713-09 713-10

612.5 612.6 612.7 612.8 612.9 612.11 612.12 612.13 612.13.1 612.13.2 612.14 610.4
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New Section: Protection by automatic disconnection of the supply

713-11 713-12 713-13 713-13-01 713-13-02

Earth fault loop impedance Prospective fault current Functional testing Testing RCDs Functional testing of assemblies

New Section: Check of phase sequence

New Section: Verification of voltage drop where required

Chapter 72 Chapter 73 731 732 Chapter 74

Alterations and additions to an installation Periodic inspection and testing General requirements Frequency of inspection and testing Certification and reporting

Chapter 62 621 622 Chapter 63 All regulation numbers commencing with 741 now commence with 631

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