6.16 Fixed appliances
NOTE The general requirements in 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 apply, except where
otherwise required for specific cases. Amdt 4
22.214.171.124 Fixed appliances do not form part of the electrical installation other
than their positioning in relation to the supply and the wiring carried out
between different parts of the appliances. Amdt 1
126.96.36.199 Deleted by amendment No. 4.
188.8.131.52 The power supply to every fixed appliance, except luminaires, shall
be supplied through
a) a disconnecting device that disconnects both live conductors in a singlephase
supply and all phase conductors in a multiphase supply, or
b) a socket-outlet Amdt 3
that is directly accessible at all times that any person is exposed to such
appliance while the supply is on. In the case of a remotely installed
appliance, the position of the disconnecting device shall be indicated by
means of a notice in close proximity to or on the appliance.
184.108.40.206 Where a fan or heater is included in a luminaire, the luminaire is
regarded as a fixed appliance. If the luminaire circuit is protected by earth
leakage, a disconnector is not required (see 220.127.116.11). Amdt 1
18.104.22.168 The disconnecting device shall be positioned Amdt 3
a) within 1,5 m from the appliance, or
b) in a distribution board (if the switch-disconnector is capable of being
locked in the open position). Amdt 3
Even where a disconnecting device is on the appliance, a separate
disconnecting device shall be provided in the fixed installation to allow for
the total removal of the appliance. Amdt 3
NOTE A standard switch is not a switch-disconnector.
22.214.171.124 A socket-outlet shall supply only one fixed appliance.