16th Edition (reference only) – NOW superseded by the 17th Edition IEE Regulations.

chapter 5

chapter 6

Cables, conduits and trunking
  4.1 - Cable insulation materials 4.4 - Cable supports, joints and terminations
  4.2 - Cables 4.5 - Cable enclosures
  4.3 - Cable choice

4.6 - Conductor and cable identification

4.3.8 - Protection by semi-enclosed (rewirable) fuses

If the circuit concerned is protected by a semi-enclosed (rewirable) fuse the cable size will need to be larger to allow for the fact that such fuses are not so certain in operation as are cartridge fuses or circuit breakers. The fuse rating must never be greater than 0.725 times the current carrying capacity of the lowest-rated conductor protected.

In effect, this is the same as applying a correction factor of 0.725 to all circuits protected by semi-enclosed (rewirable) fuses. The ambient temperature correction factors of {Table 4.3} are larger than those for other protective devices to take this into account.









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Extracted from The Electricians Guide Fifth Edition
by John Whitfield

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