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4th May 2021

Wiring Rules Amendment No.2 Released!

The 2018 edition of Electrical Installations “Wiring Rules” (AS/NZS 3000:2018) Amendment No.2 has now been published.

The main changes are in relation to RCD type and their application. That is:

  • Changes to the wording of clause 2.10.2.2 regarding accessibility of switchboards
  • Changes to clause 2.10.3.2 to exclude switchboards below certain ratings from the requirement to comply with AS/NZS 61439
  • Generator main switch is replaced with a circuit breaker symbol in figures 7.3 to 7.6
  • Inclusion of recording test results in Section 8
  • Clause 8.3.7 has been reworded to include the requirements of clause 8.3.8
  • Additional references are added to Appendix A

This guidance is provided so that the electrical installation will function correctly for the purpose intended and considers mitigating the foreseeable adverse effects of disruption to supply.

AS/NZS 3000:2018 Amd 2:2021 PDF is available from Standards Australia as a FREE download (once you log in). The FileInstaller plugin is required to access the PDF.