New downlighter junction box
Electricians may be unwittingly breaking the wiring regulations and thus not complying with Part P by using inappropriate junction boxes claims Hager. The company has launched a new Ashley junction box that will, it claims, ensure more secure terminations and be easier to access for inspection.
Hager’s new junction box, the Downlighter Junction Box, is torpedo shaped to fit through a 58mm diameter hole in the ceiling. All the cables are securely clamped and they exit from either end of the junction box. This is in contrast to other junction boxes where the cables are generally not clamped and often exit at different angles making it hard to push or pull them through the hole without risking damaging or loosening the connections.
Wiring is fast and simple. The Downlighter Junction Box fits comfortably in the hand and the cables can be clamped for easier connection. Cabling space is maximised with all the terminals arranged on one side and the upper wall on the lid hinges through 360º for unrestricted access.