Wiring Techniques and Systems You Should Consider for Your Home


Wiring is the mother of all processes when you are doing electrical installations in your house. The process connects all the related devices in an electrical circuit, enabling power to move from one point to the other. Wiring bridges the gap between fuses, sockets, lights, fans and switches, and connects all these components to the primary power distribution board in the house. During installation, your electrical contractor can employ various wiring techniques to achieve specific, desired outcomes. However, choosing the right method is essential for minimising installation costs and optimising the installation of electrical utilities. You can learn about the various techniques of wiring by reading the following piece:

Jointing or Tee Wiring System

The jointing method of wiring is the go-to option for those who want to minimise the cable size they use for the electrical connection. Here, the electrician connects your electrical appliances and components through specialised joints. The joints comprise a series of power cutouts and suitable connectors that meet the conduction needs of the components in the electrical circuit.

The jointing system uses less cable, and many would think that it is the perfect choice for making huge savings on your installation costs. However, the money you save on cables goes into acquiring the many joint boxes needed for this system. Eventually, it all balances out.

Cleat Wiring

Cleat wiring is the technique you resort to when you want to carry out a temporary electrical connection. The system uses electrical wires insulated using PVC or VIR material. The cables are weatherproof and have a sheath to make them sturdy and durable. The electrician uses plastic, wood or porcelain cleats to hold the electrical cables against walls, beams or ceilings. Note that cleat wiring is ideal for temporary connections during events of impromptu connections needs. They do not suffice for domestic premises.

Looping Wiring Systems

Loop wiring technique is the most popular technique used for wiring in homes and commercial spaces. Here, the electrician connects your electrical components parallel to one another, enabling you to operate each of the components individually. When you need a connection to a particular part, the electrician loops in the feed conductor and brings it directly to the terminal as required. The connection then carries forward to the next point for feeding. The switches and electrical component feed go around in the series from one location to the next until the connection reaches its last point. You can save lots of money with the loop system because there is no need for joints.


13 November 2019

Understanding the Electrical System In Your Home

Most modern Australian homes rely heavily on electrical power. Unfortunately, not many people realise just how much they rely on electrical power until the power supply to their home is disrupted in some way. There are a number of steps you can take which will help to protect the electricity supply to your home. I am not an electrical contractor, but after a couple of power failures, I have learnt an awful lot from the professional contractors who came out to repair the wiring and fuses in my home. I hope this blog will help you to keep the lights on in your property.