Electrical Wiring Systems for Your Home

Although wiring systems are often taken for granted, they play an important part in our daily lives. Our home appliances and security systems can’t function without these wiring systems. A professional service provider can help you install and maintain the correct home electrical wiring system.

Which type of electrical wiring system do you need?

There are many options for electrical wiring installation. These systems can come in handy when you’re building your dream home or replacing an existing one. It is better to look at all the options before making a decision. If you want to get the most out of your electrical wiring system, this is one of your best options. Below are the various types of home wiring systems available.

Cleat wiring can be described as a type of wiring system made of either Polyvinyl Chloride insulated wires (PVC), or traditional Vulcanised India rubber (VIR) wires. These wires are braided and then compounded. They can be installed on walls and ceilings with plastic, wood or groves. Cleat wiring is temporary and is not suitable for residential use.

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Batten Wiring

A batten wiring system is a type of wiring system made up of one electrical wire or multiple wires laid over a wooden batten. The wires are secured to the batten by a brass clip. They are then spaced at 10 cm intervals for horizontal or vertical runs.

Conduit Wiring

Conduit wiring is used extensively in residential electrical wiring systems as well as unfurnished areas like basements, crawl spaces, and attics. There are two types: the surface conduit wiring system or the concealed conduit wiring system.

Surface conduit wiring: Electrical wires that are part of a surface wiring system are laid in the conduits. This system is typically attached to walls or roofs using base clips and 2-hole straps.

Concealed conduit lighting: This is the best option for homeowners who want a home that is visually appealing. Because the conduits are hidden within chiselled brick walls and slots, they cannot be seen,

Capping and Capping Wiring

Casing and capping wiring systems allow cables to be carried through wooden enclosures made of wood that have been stripped and then cut in length to fit the cables. These days, capping and casing wiring are becoming obsolete. If an electrician in Singapore recommends a capping and casing wiring system for your home it is best to reject the suggestion and choose another type of wiring.

Loop-in Looping System

This type of wiring is widely used. In this way, each appliance can be controlled independently. Lamps and appliances are connected in parallel. The feed conductor is used to connect to a switch or light by connecting it to the terminal. It is then carried forward to the next point.

The circuit’s switch and light feeds are moved in a series. Each loop takes the switch or light feed from one point to the next until it reaches the end. The line or phase conductors can be looped inbox or switchboard. Neutrals can also be looped from fan or light, or both. The line or phase should not be looped by a fan or light.

Cleat Wiring

This wiring system consists of normal VIR or PVC insulation wires (occasionally sheathed or weatherproof cable), braided and combined, held on walls and ceilings using porcelain cleats, plastic, or wood.

Cleat wiring is temporary and therefore not suitable for domestic use. Nowadays, cleat wiring is no longer necessary.

Capping and Capping wiring

The Capping and Capping wiring system was a well-known wiring system, but it is now considered obsolete due to Conduit and sheathed. These cables were made of VIR, PVC or other approved insulated cables.

The cables were passed through wooden casing enclosures. The casing is made of a lengthwise cut strip of wood that has parallel grooves to hold VIR cables. These grooves are designed to separate the opposite polarity. The capping, also made from wood, is used to cover wires and cables that have been installed and are fitted into the casing.

Batten Wiring (CTS/TRS)

This type of wiring uses single-core, double core, or three core TRS cable with a circular oval shape. Single-core cables are preferable. TRS cables can be used to make steam proof, chemical-proof, and waterproof cables. However, lubricating oils may cause slight changes. The TRS cables can be run on straight, well-seasoned teak wood batten of at least 10mm thickness.

The cable is held onto the wooden batten using tinned brass links clips (buckle clip), which are already attached to the batten with brass pins. They are spaced at a spacing of 10 cm for horizontal runs, and 15 cm for vertical runs.

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There are many home wiring options available. It is a good idea to look at the various electrical wiring systems available in Singapore before you decide on one.

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