Multiplugs – the facts

Thursday June 05, 2014 Published in Letters to the Editor
Ina Willie, head of the electrical department at the CITC building centre, displaying one of the store’s multiplug adaptors, which are all certified for use in NZ or Australia. Officials have warned about the misuse of multiplugs or powerboards, after the discovery that one of the electronic devices caused the devastating fire at Vaima restaurant recently. 14052708 Ina Willie, head of the electrical department at the CITC building centre, displaying one of the store’s multiplug adaptors, which are all certified for use in NZ or Australia. Officials have warned about the misuse of multiplugs or powerboards, after the discovery that one of the electronic devices caused the devastating fire at Vaima restaurant recently. 14052708

Dear Editor, Your Smoke Signaller should check with his electrician prior to putting pen to paper, or turning on the switch to their computer.

By law electrical work in the Cook Islands is to be carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 3000.

I don't know where your signaller dreamed up the requirement to comply with “ISS International regulations”, whatever they are!

(Mrs Google appears to be unaware of their Ten amp points may be safely be connected to a supply being protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker, providing the fixed wiring is rated accordingly.

Under AS/NZS 3000, points are now also required to be protected by an RCD (Residual Current Device).

Tom Harrison

Cook Islands Electrical Registration number 002

Aitutaki

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