- 27 Aug 2003
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Nor does it change the fact that the ESQCR prohibit consumers from combining the neutral and protective functions in a single conductor in their installations.Face it, on a PME system there is live and neutral/earth, just by calling them neutral and earth/cpc either side of the cut-out doesn't change what is connected to what
Therefore the neutral of a split-con cable cannot, no matter what potential it is at wrt earth, be regarded as an earth.
The neutral of a split-con cable is not suitable for use as a protective conductor because the law prohibits us from using it as one.
You may not use split-con cable where the cable is required to have an earthed metallic sheath.
I'm sorry if that causes you any distress, and I can assure you I'm not arguing that black is white.
But it's what the regulations say.