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R4

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Guys,

If you want to have a say, get in soon. You don't have to be a cabler to have a voice, so speak out!

https://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/review-of-regulation-of-telecommunications-customer-cabling
Res

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https://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/public-comment

S009:2019 comment period is up....

Summary of key changes:

  • alignment with the new Australian/New Zealand  product safety Standard AS/NZS 62368.1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment Safety requirements, particularly in relation to newly introduced energy source classifications (ES1, ES2 and ES3) which will replace the ELV, SELV and TNV terminology.
  • new requirements for cabling supporting hazardous voltages, now classed as ES3. There are now voltage and current limits on ES3 circuits that are provided over generic cabling. Cables used for ES3 generic circuits will have specific conductor, sheath and installation requirements distinct from generic cabling.
  • the growing application of customer cabling for the delivery of power to remote devices.
  • the requirement that both cabling products and the installation of these products are to be fit for purpose.
  • new requirements for the onsite termination of plugs on fixed and concealed cabling, addressing the cabling of a certain type of installed device, such as a surveillance camera or a wireless access point (WAP).
  • alignment with the relevant aspects of the Australian/New Zealand laser product safety Standard AS/NZS 60825.2 Safety of laser products - Safety of optical fibre communication systems.
  • alignment with the National Construction Code (the Building Code of Australia) for cable flammability and fire propagation requirements.
  • new requirements for cabling devices that are designed to be free to move as a part of their operation, examples being pendant outlets, surveillance cameras, medical pendants, articulated monitor/TV wall arm mounts and furniture with movable parts.
  • updated requirement for pit and access hole products.

This bit I dont like is the change from selv/elv/tnv  to es1,2 and 3, I mean, like WTF, why not keep it the same as its been for decades
I can see this creating serious confusion with many of us, at least elv tnv abbreviates what the hell they really are...
I intend to make submission to the disagreement of this change - I know i'm pissing up the wall and it will be ignored, but... maybe other cablers out there will agree with me, and also write them before the deadline on 24 may, maybe others take exception to other changes too, now is the time to waste your time letting them know, and maybe share this in other forums 😉


R4

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My main concern is the making of cabes on site as I use RJ61 not RJ45 and it is nigh on impossible to buy these pre made!
Res

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yeah, I make my "very small" (6") patch leads, I can satisfy the 5nt pull test so I was happy to make them (in some cases, in most cases its not needed and can use bit longer pre-made, saves time)

for cameras I'd always use a mech just inside, separating the "fixed" cable and patch leads (which youd have to make unless want to drill an inch hole to get the 8p8c's through - when you only need 8mm hole 😉
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