Entries by Kirsty

Surge Protection – FAQ’s

Since the release of the 18th edition there has been an increase in the use of surge protection devices, this is only growing with the additional requirements in amendment 2. As always, with a new subject matter, there is a few frequently asked questions that hopefully I have covered below: Question Answer   Will an […]

Electric Vehicles and Surge Protection

By their very nature, EV chargers are both sensitive (limited impulse withstand capacity) and exposed to overvoltage. In fact, quite a few EV charger manufacturers will specify that an SPD should be installable or mention surge protection in the warranty details. So where is the risk of damage? EV chargers are installed outside; therefore, they […]

The Importance of CPD Post-Pandemic

The industry view of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has really shifted during the pandemic. Electricians having more free time on their hands, turned to upskilling themselves, but I think this has really highlighted how little training and further learning was being undertaken by the industry pre-COVID. Competence scheme providers have long been advocates of CPD, […]