30 Nov Equipotential Bonding in wet areas
The Conductor Hub is a safety device that provides an accessible connection and inspection point for equipotential bonding.
It can be installed by any licensed contractor without delaying construction and fulfils a mandatory electrical requirement in domestic and commercial settings. The device is said to make it easy for contractors to comply with the Australian and New Zealand Standard and lower the risk of harm by electrical leakage.
The concrete structure can later be earthed by an electrician through the Conductor Hub, allowing contractors to certify that an area has been sufficiently grounded and ensuring compliance with the wiring rules.
The Australian-made device provides a simple solution by enabling any contractor to install the device, which can then be easily located and connected by an electrician at a later date. Made using recycled materials, the device comprises a copper bar, stainless steel zip-ties and a bus bar housed in a lidded base made from ASA, which includes a collar that can be sized to suit any concrete thickness.
It has the ability to include multiple connection points either during initial construction or over time as additions are made to a pool environment. These connections are encapsulated for safety and protection in line with wiring rules which require all grounding points to be protected against mechanical damage and corrosion.
The Conductor Hub comes with multiple lid colours to suit a range of tiles so it can blend in next to a pool or in a laundry. An installation sticker is included for the meter box, to confirm compliance, and an installation record is kept in the hub for continuity.