When you are inviting home or commercial space electrical upgrades, the main focus should be to improve electrical installations. The electrical panel is crucial to limit the risk of life to people and risk of fire.
Do not you have a picture of electrical safety? Yes? OKAY! It’s better you’re right …
You need to meet in terms of compliance with the standards of the electrical panel. Here you can avoid the serious threat of getting electrocuted.
How to know if a switchboard is up to standard?
Lack of grounding of electrical installations (grounding prevents electrocution by discharging current into the electrical installation),
Presence of fabric sheaths around electrical wires (but how was this only possible?),
The electrical panels should have the following equipped to meet the electrical standards:
Regulations to follow to upgrade the switchboard
The standard NF C 15-100 is the reference in force for any electrical installation and the key equipment that compose it. The electrical panel is the main one. This standard governs low-voltage electrical installations in individual and collective housing. It applies to both new buildings and the renovation of electrical installations.
In addition to the elements mentioned above, upgrading the electrical panel defines specific equipment and safety devices:
Sensitivity differential circuit breaker adapted to the grounding conditions of electrical installations: to cut off the arrival of electricity on electrical equipment or an area of the house in the event of current leakage.
Fuses: Each electrical circuits has this glass or ceramic cylinders. A fuse for the first chamber, a fuse for the living room … In case of overheating, a fuse has the role of “grilling” (the inner filament melts) and thus “cut” the defective circuit. Obviously what is cut is the link between the problem circuit and the rest of the electrical installation.
Sheaths: Cables must be insulated by special technical sleeves connecting the currents of the same intensity. Above all, avoid the wires touching each other!
What electrical standards in the case of a real estate sale …
Housing over twenty years is no longer standard … But to know precisely, a technical diagnosis of the electrical installation of housing or space for sale must be provided by the seller to the purchaser. The electrical diagnosis gives a state of what is the norm and what is not. Only a certified professional is authorized to provide it.
When there is a lack of conformity, the damage suffered will not be completely taken care of. Troubleshooting is the best way to identify obsolete areas in electrical lines.