Schneider Electric supports electricians with new 18th Edition Amendment 2 e-book and range of compliant products

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching a new 18th Edition e-book that includes vital information as well as the latest products to help installers comply with new changes to regulations.

Amends to the BS 7671:2018 Wiring Regulations came into force on 28th March 2022 and Schneider Electric has created this guide for electricians to determine and understand the changes. The e-book provides information on the key amends and how these might affect electricians and electrical businesses. These include:

  • Changes to special location installations including solar and EV systems, which is an indicator that this area of technology is going to grow.
  • Prosumer low voltage electrical installations and the need for systems that can both produce and store energy. This is a clear sign that future energy systems will need to work differently and have greater capacity.
  • Installation requirements for fire risk buildings including escape routes and cabling.
  • Removal of the CRL calculation and the increased need for surge protection.
  • Requirement for new labelling in some circumstances, including the colour of functional earthing changing from cream to pink.

Nico Van Der Merwe, VP of Home and Distribution UK at Schneider Electric said: “With several amendments to the 18th Edition, we appreciate this can be a lot to digest and can present some immediate challenges. However, we see this as a great opportunity for the electrical industry and we’re confident that our line-up of compliant products will support electricians, contractors, and our partners – ultimately putting them in a great position to adapt to the needs of homes of the future and giving them some much needed peace of mind.”

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