The 2018 edition of the Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2018) has now been released. You can purchase the new standard on the SAI Global’s website.
Some of the changes from the previous edition include:
- new requirements for safety switches
- enhanced requirements for MEN earthing systems, including bonding of pool structures and wet areas
- increased mechanical protection for cables installed within a ceiling space
- additional installation requirements for electrical appliances, accessories and equipment
- enhanced safety requirements for electrical equipment installed in locations exposed to water
- five new appendices:
- continuity of supply for active assisted living
- electrical conduits
- installation of arc fault detection devices
- guidance for the installation and location of electrical vehicle charging stations
- DC circuit protection and switching devices.