Theoretically, electrical wiring system is not something that can be understood overnight. Sometimes, even experienced and licensed electricians need time to figure out proper ways to do so because of its complexity and also the challenges posed by the environment where the wires are going to lie.
Basically, electrical wiring systems refers to the appropriate distribution of power within an area via the use of different wires, so that electricity is economically delivered and electrical appliances are adequately conducted and work at their optimal manner.
In simple terms, the understanding of electrical wiring systems can be divided into three parts. First, one need to know the various wires out there. Often, there is a live wire which usually coded in red/brown/black depending on the country that is using the wire. Then there is the neutral wire which comes in blue/white, follows by the earth wire, which is mostly in green or yellow-green stripes.
In most incidences, the live wire carries the high voltage and is used for transporting electricity supply from the source to the end product. While the neutral wire is present to complete the circuit and earth wire exists as a form of safety measure to stop an appliance from going to live.
The second thing one needs to know about electrical wiring system is its safety codes. Safety codes are meant to protect one from getting an electric shock or prevent items from catching fire. Different countries have their unique safety codes but generally these codes set the national standard for wiring and cabling, standardised electrical symbols for wiring, and reinforce certain safety measures related to wiring systems.
Third and most importantly, the types of wiring systems. The most straightforward kind of wiring is cleat wiring, whereby plastic cleats are fixed at a consistent interval as the wires stretch out from the source to the various appliances. In Casing and capping wiring, a wood casing and cap are used instead. The casing is designed in such a way that it needs a fixed length with parallel grooves to accommodate the cables and the accompanying cap will ensure that the grooves are tidily covered.
In conduit wiring, plastic or steel conduit pipes are employed to shield the wires and if it happens that these conduit pipes run on surface of walls and ceilings, they will be known as the surface conduit wiring.
On top of the three parts mentioned above, there are still many details that electrical wiring involved. Do consult an expert if you will like to find out more.
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