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Outdoor Electric Installation in Midsomer Norton (Bath)!

Covering the electrical connections with a plastic bag will only keep the water and damp out for so long, and not that long, believe me! I have seen this a few times. You need dedicated outdoor junction boxes, and accessories, to help you achieve the appropriate IP Rating (weatherproofing basically)!!

When it comes to Outdoor Electrics in Midsomer Norton (Bath), why is IP Rating factors important?

‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection and there are various levels of protection, for example, to try and explain this I am going to start with your own Consumer Unit (Fusebox) and sockets in your home… the sides and bottom of the Consumer Unit casing/covers (including sockets) should be no more than IP2X; and what does this mean I hear you ask?

What does IP2X mean? This image shows you what the different characters and elements mean

In the image above an IP rating of IP2X protects against objects such as a finger penetrating what’s inside, so in the case of a Consumer Unit it will mean that you cannot go poking your finger into it, this is one of the first visual checks I undertake when completing an EICR - if you can poke your finger into it, so can a child and it will mean there are exposed live parts.

 

The top of the Consumer Unit however, needs to be IP4X!

What does IP4X mean? This image shows you what the different characters and elements mean

So, what IP rating should we be looking to achieve in your garden? For junction boxes on walls, the connections that I make to connect up your new outdoor fittings, I will always aim for a minimum of IP65 (however I am usually installing junction boxes with a rating of IP66)… but for junction boxes that are to be buried or are far more exposed a minimum of IP68 will be achieved! Below is a description of IP65!

This is IP65 - it means that it is protected from dust and water jets and spray

Now, most junction boxes do not come with that all hallowed IP68! But, you can use a special gel to achieve this rating and keep not only water out but moisture too!! See the video above, which basically explains it all - the gel seeps into all aspects of the enclosure and seals the lot.

 

Watch the video below is some tricks that electricians use to get the IP68 rating!!

Compression & Stuffing Glands

Now, most junction boxes do not come with that all hallowed IP68! But, you can use a special gel to achieve this rating and keep not only water out but moisture too!! See the video above, which basically explains it all - the gel seeps into all aspects of the enclosure and seals the lot.

 

Watch the video below is some tricks that electricians use to get the IP68 rating!!

Stuffing glands close around the cable when you tighten them and therefore protecting against water ingress

This wraps up my lesson of IP ratings and the kind of things electricians use to install out door electrics - follow and subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

 

If you have any questions please let me know - you can call Rich on 01761 325 007 or you can email me at info@spellerssparks.co.uk

 

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