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3 KEEPING SOCKET SAFETY UP TO STANDARD THANKS TO TIMEGUARD VALIANCE+


Te gold standard for residual current device (RCD) socket safety is BS7288:2016 yet there are still RCD devices being installed that do not comply with its safety precautions. For all installers, the replacement market is a golden opportunity to retrofit new RCDs and provide their customers with both the latest stylish designs and best possible protection. In 2019, Timeguard was the first company to achieve UK-approved certification to the new BS7288:2016 Specification for residual current devices with or without overcurrent protection for socket-outlets for household and similar uses. Its Valiance+ range of


RCD-protected sockets and switched fused spurs can quickly


waves only). Active and passive options are offered so you can decide whether the power is automatically restored when the power supply returns to normal or if it remains isolated until manually reset, essential for products such as hedge trimmers, power tools, etc where an unexpected restart would be a danger to the user. Making sure that the


be retrofitted into a 25mm deep recessed box (excluding ML range) to replace old RCD devices or bulk standard, unprotected wiring accessories. Te new BS7288:2016 standard calls for an RCD- protected socket or fused spur unit to achieve much higher levels of testing and


4 FORTRESS PROTECTION UPGRADED


BG’s Fortress circuit protection range has been recently improved from contractor feedback. Te updated internal wiring


configuration makes it a lot easier for the incoming and outgoing cables to be installed. A quick release DIN rail and offset incomer allows more space around the board to dress the cable. Combi-style screws are used


throughout which only requires one screwdriver for installation,


with backed-out and retained terminal screws preventing the inconvenience of losing screws. Te range offers great


flexibility, with a highly customisable range of devices that include A Type RCDs (including 100A), A Type RCBOs, SPDs and variable board configurations. To find out more


about Fortress, visit www.bg-fortress.uk


Luceco has upgraded its well-known FTYPE range. New features include a more compact height, NHBC certified for I-JOIST applications and new 4W versions that are Part L exempt. Fixed and adjustable versions


are available alongside regressed Dim2Warm and Colour Changing versions. Te range uses the


latest Samsung chips, with up to 100Lm/W output. All the easy installation benefits are carried over, including Speedfit™ loop-in loop-out push fit terminals, which eliminate cable cross- over. Te Clip&fit™ cable clamp housing secures both solid and stranded cable. View the range at www.ftype-compact.com


YOUR GREAT NEW PRODUCTS HERE David Hughes: 07767 407 402 davidh@connectcommunications.co.uk


CONTACT OUR TEAM TO SHOWCASE


performance than products built to the older BS7288:2009 standard. It also introduces RCD type classification, and all the Timeguard SRCD products are certified for both Type A (for single phase DC loads up to 6MA including vehicle charging) and Type AC (for AC sinusoidal


RCD sockets you provide for your customers meet the latest safety standards, are designed and supplied with a high-quality three-year guarantee and look good for installation anywhere in the home or workplace means Timeguard Valiance+. For more information, visit www.timeguard.com


5 LIGHTEN UP WITH LUCECO FTYPE


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