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Posted By Topic: Fire Appliance

Craig
Apr 04 2013 19:19

hi all

wiring up a fire engine , for the 240v charger.

the lead from the charger is long enough to go to the inlet. Does this require RCD protection even if it only has one cct , ie to the charger???

I will of corse bond it with 6mm too.....

i have fitted RCBO 10A in the past , but is it needed?


Cheers
Craig.
   

Killy
Apr 05 2013 08:05

Craig,
in my opinion, and from memory in the past posts on here, the fire engine shall be treated as a caravan, and wired as per 3001.
   

tony
Apr 05 2013 08:06

No need for anything wire direct from appliance inlet to charger.All good passes elect wof
   

tony
Apr 05 2013 08:06

No need for anything wire direct from appliance inlet to charger.All good passes elect wof
   

AlecK
Apr 06 2013 12:45

You have to options. Or rather, your customer has two options.; because it depends on which of two ongoing safety regimes they ant to be following.

Option 1 is the connectable installation model, following AS/NZS 3000 & AS/NZS 3001.

You'll need an RCD under that model which will increase installation cost but allows adopting the WoEF 4-yearly inspection cycle.

Option 2 , available where there is only fixed lads and no sockets, is to treat it as an appliance. Wire direct from inlet (any type) to charger, tie PEC to chassis (eg via mounting bolts of charger, all done.
But then under HSE will be on 3-monthly or 6-monthly T&T (or equivalent means of ensuring workplace safety).

My understanding is that NZFS prefer the WoEF option.