Tag: Low Voltage Directive

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

BASEC to offer support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on Low Voltage Directive revision requirements

BASEC to offer support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on Low Voltage Directive revision requirements

Following a UK public consultation last year, a revision of the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) has been released under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, which came into force on 8th December 2016. The regulations apply to manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and […]

Unmarked Chinese cable fails copper content test
By September 9, 2015 Read More →

Unmarked Chinese cable fails copper content test

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is reminding distributors of the importance of re-testing imported cable following the supply of a number of non-compliant Chinese cables to the UK. Earlier this year 85,000 metres of substandard rubber and TQ flexible cables from the Wasung Electric Cable Company in China, a subsidiary of the LongZ Group, were supplied […]