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Is this a double insulated light / does it need earthing?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by New2DIYing, 2 Dec 2013.

  1. New2DIYing

    New2DIYing

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    Hi guys

    Please see the pics below.

    I thought the connections being in a white box and the black tubing meant this was a double insulated light and hence no earthing? However there is an earth wire connected on it and it has the earth symbol within the metal housing.

    So I am guessing I need to earth this?

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    Thanks.
     
  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Not double insulated, requires earth.
     
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    Thanks.

    Just so I know in the future how can you tell?
     
  5. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    The big clue is the earth tail connected to the metal of the fitting, then there is the earth symbol.

    A double insulated fitting will have either class II printed on it or/and this symbol.


    The vast majority of metallic fittings require to be connected to earth.
     
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    But why 'glue' the earth tail ? :LOL: :LOL:
     
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