QUICKWIRE SET TO RELEASE LATEST INNOVATION
2023 is undoubtedly looking to be a big year for Quickwire as the company brings its latest products to market in early February –two new Quickwire junction boxes for power connection.
The new additions to the popular Quickwire range will be two and four-way Splitter Junction boxes for use with 2.5mm2 cable and rated at 24A. These clever new products will open up a whole new dimension of capabilities for users of the Quickwire system. Quickwire junction boxes with larger load capacity have been a popular request from electricians and contractors around the country. These highly anticipated additions will allow lightning quick distribution of power and make common jobs like breaking into ring finals, or repairing damaged cable runs, much easier.
Both products will be rated to 24A, accept 2.5mm2 solid core twin and earth cable and comply to British standards BS EN60670-22 and BS5733-MF. Up until now the main Quickwire product range has been rated at 16A, commonly for use in lighting circuits. But now, entering into the realms of power connection will prove a game changer for many.
Turn to page 12 for the full story.
Hello and welcome to the December issue of ECN –the final one of the year! It’s been another bumpy year, with energy prices and the cost of living dominating the headlines for much of it.
A recent news story that caught my eye is that more than a quarter of electricians will be working on Christmas Day this year, mainly due to finances as a result of the cost of living crisis. The study by IronmongeryDirect also found that a third of tradespeople will be taking less time off over the festive period, and younger workers are far more likely to work all the way through the festive season.
On average, tradespeople say they’re planning on taking five days off this December.
I do hope that you manage to take some time off for a well-earned break.
This issue’s special features include Cabling & Cable Management; Smart Buildings; and Test Equipment, plus all of the Industry and Contract News to keep you informed, along with our usual features – Training, Key Issue and this month’s Interview. And don’t forget to enter the Competition to be in with a chance of winning a five-piece Dextro Glo Screwdriver set and a Wide Field Head Light bundle, courtesy of C.K Tools.
Wishing you all the best for the festive period – see you in 2023!