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Electrical regulations

Posted by camion - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by camion - 3 years ago

Yes thanks geegee.

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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

The regs only apply to installations that need too be inspected by the consuel.

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Posted by camion - 3 years ago

Thanks, but not necessary as my question has been answered, using the link below;

 

http://www.schneider-electric.fr/sites/france/fr/support/reglementation/norme-nf-c-15-100/cuisine.page

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Posted by dagbaruch - 3 years ago

I have just found the latest book from the above authors :-

Le grand livre de l'électricité Relié – 5 mai 2014

de David Fedullo (Auteur), Thierry Gallauziaux (Auteur)

 

At €49 from Amazon, it is twice the price of the edition I used, but it is far more complete.

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Posted by dagbaruch - 3 years ago

WE built our own new house 5 years ago, and I did the wiring, which was subsequently passed by the Consuel.  The book I used was L´installation Electrique, by Thierry Gallauziaux & David Fedullo.  At that time it was compulsory for the washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier, and oven to be on their own circuits, and recommended that a freezer was also on a separtate circuit, and fed by a 30ma type Hpi trip, not type A or AC.  Thses are expensive, so I put in a separate circuit for a `wine cooler´ which I used for the freezers in the garage.

Everything else was in order, including the earth resistance (for which I also bought a special tester)

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Posted by camion - 3 years ago

Forgot to say, Demonhwayman, if you want the link to that infor I have found a really good site.

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Posted by camion - 3 years ago

Yes, as I said, I know they do- my point is is it COMPULSARY to have specific ones for a washing machine AND a dishwasher?

I think anyway, that I have just found the answer to my question and it is NO the regulations are that there are 3 specialist circuits in a kitchen each of 16A, for appliances, so if you take out a fridge, freezer, and cooker, then NO not compulsary for dw and wm.

Thanks all.

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Posted by airpo - 3 years ago

I've no idea what sort of property it refers to but I read somewhere that a washing machine and dishwasher must have their own protected spur from the consumer unit with nothing else on that spur, a fridge/freezer can be plugged into a normal 5/8 socket spur.

It makes sense, so that's what I did when I re-wired our kitchen recently.

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Posted by camion - 3 years ago

Thanks for that link, but rather out of date at 2012, but doesnt answer the question, I know that all major electrical items, fridge, w/m and d/w have to have their own supply and fuse, but I want to know where it states that there is now a LEGAL requirement to have a wm and d/w point in the new wiring.

I don't know how they would know anyway being their own sockets, they could be for a fridge, and a freezer?

Interesting one.

 

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Posted by demonhighwayman - 3 years ago

I've been looking into this my self and it only seems necessary if you are doing a renovation or a new build.

There is a little info here:  http://www.completefrance.com/french-property/french_plumbing_and_electrics_1_1518579