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Forum topic by thatlabguy posted 09-28-2011 08:49 PM 1202 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2011 08:49 PM

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I have just been contracted to provide 200 lamps for a company in England. My question is this: what are the rules/regs I need to know along with type of wire and light sockets for England/Europe? I have to get the final quote to the client TODAY,
THANKS for the help,


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#1 posted 09-28-2011 11:35 PM

I would not “bid” on a job like this without knowing the specifications of their requirements. Your customer needs to furnish this information to you before you put a price on the work.

-- Carl in SC

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 10:33 AM

I need to know along with type of wire and light sockets for England/Europe?

England & Europe have different fixtures, fittings (England is Bayonette, France & others are screw in), voltages, ways of making circuits, health and safety regs etc etc
I’m also fairly sure that the Uk now has some pretty tight regs about who’s allowed to do any kind of electrical work.
This could be setting you up for a world of hurt.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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