A Practical Guide to the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations


  • Christopher Kitcher, Electrical Installation lecturer, Central Sussex College, UK

The 17th Edition of The IEE Wiring Regulations is a complex book that has to be read alongside the IEE guidance notes in order to be fully understood. All people using wiring must comply with the regulations and have passed exams in the subject. This book provides an easily understandable working interpretation of the regulations that walks readers through them in step-by-step manner.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2010
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096560-4

Table of Contents

Part 1: Licensing laws; Manufacturers instructions; British Standards; Chapter 13 Fundamental principles; Part 2: Definitions TT, TN-S and TN-C-S systems; Part 3: Assessment of general characteristics; Maximum demand and diversity; Arrangement of live conductors and type of earthing Supplies 313; Chapter 32; Chapter 33; Chapter 34; Chapter 35; Chapter 36; Part 4: Chapter 41; Chapter 42; Chapter 43; Chapter 44; Part 5: Selection and erection and equipment; Chapter 51; Chapter 52; Chapter 53; Chapter 54; Chapter 55; Chapter 56; Part 6: Initial verification; Periodic inspection; Section 701; Section 702; Section 703; Section 704; Section 705; Section 706; Section 708; Section 709; Section 711; Section 702; Section 717; Section 721; Section 740; Section 753; Appendices: 1 British standards; 2 Statutory regulations and associated memoranda; 3 Time and current curves of overcurrent devices and rcds; 4 Current carrying capacity and voltage drop for cables; 5 Classification of external influences; 6 Model forms for certification and reporting; 7 Harmonized cable colours; 8 Current carrying capacity and voltage drop for bus bar trunking; 9 Definitions - multiple source, d.c and other systems; 10 Protection of conductors in parallel; 11 Effect of harmonic currents on balanced three phase systems; 12 Voltage drop in installations; 13 Measuring the impedance/resistance of floors and walls to earth; 14 Measurement of earth fault loop impedance (Zs and rule of thumb); 15 Ring and radial final circuits.