Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Conductor identification

  1. #1
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Conductor identification

    Hi all.

    The regs state that for multi core cables one can apply insulation tape wound more than once on the ends of the conductor for identification purposes.
    Can one use a black conductor as a live and indicate this by placing red insulation tape on the ends .Can this be done with any colour in the multi core cable .
    Trying to get it right.
    Thanks


    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,582
    Thanks
    534
    Thanked 873 Times in 705 Posts
    If it's in a control panel or internal wiring of a machine then yes. If it's in a DB then I'm not sure. There was a discussion about wiring colours in this thread although I doubt it will clarify an answer for you.
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  3. Thanks given for this post:

    Gtfast (06-Dec-17)

  4. #3
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Thanks Andy.
    I was wondering if using twin and earth( red black and earth ).
    In a lighting circuit at the switch box using red supply into the switch and the black with red insulation tape on the ends from the switch to lamps.

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk

  5. #4
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    The circuit having the twin and earth in 20mm conduit .

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk

  6. #5
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 22 Times in 15 Posts
    I would say yes - The definition of multi core cable is a cable that contains at least 2 cores ( 3.8.5 pg 34)
    Personally prefer heat shrink as a marker

  7. Thanks given for this post:

    Gtfast (06-Dec-17)

  8. #6
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Thanks GCE
    With you on that one.

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] FICA - identification charges
    By Marq in forum General Regulatory Compliance Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-Jul-15, 11:21 AM
  2. [Question] QR code identification system for iphone
    By sanja in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28-May-13, 11:17 AM
  3. [Question] Innovative Occupational Hazard Identification
    By ursuladutoit in forum Marketing Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Sep-12, 08:12 PM
  4. Garden pest identification
    By duncan drennan in forum Pest Control Industry Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 17-Aug-09, 11:23 AM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •