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17th September 2019

Home Wiring Essentials has been updated

Stop press, exciting news the Home Wiring Essentials has been updated to reflect the latest in international and national standards. Ok, it is not that exciting but it is important that you are aware of the change. One of the underpinning standards of the Home Wiring Essentials AS/NZS 3080 has been replaced by AS/NZS11801 part 1 to 6. The reason it is now a 6 part standard is because other existing standards have been incorporated into the 11801 series.

In summary, the changes that impact on the Home Wiring Essentials are:

Old standard New standard

AS/NZS 3080 Information Technology – Generic cabling for customer premises

AS/NZS11801.1Information technology generic cabling – general requirements.

AS11801.2 Information technology – generic cabling for customer premises – Office premises.

AS/NSZ ISO/IEC 15018 Information technology – generic cabling for homes

AS/NZS11801.1Information technology generic cabling – general requirements.

AS11801.4 Information technology – generic cabling for customer premises – Single-tenant homes.

 

Under the revised standard you can now use Cat 7 cabling for the distribution of broadcast services instead of coax cabling. The key is the maximum channel length of a Broadcast outlet using Cat 7 cable is 73M, unlike coax which is 25M. This is not to be confused with the channel length to a standard telecommunications outlet which is still 100m.

To get the latest version of the Home Wiring Essentials to go to http://registeredcablers.com.au/industry/smart-wired/

 

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