Electrical Wiring in Singapore
Mostly house owners are unable to complete electrical wiring projects themselves as these are more complex than something you should be doing by yourself. Electrical wiring can be undoubtedly messy and time-consuming, also if it not done by experienced and qualified electrical wiring contractors in Singapore, it could be a safety risk to homes and businesses. It is especially so in HDB (Housing and Development Board) rewiring projects.
While simple electrical wiring projects can be done by yourself, most HDB rewiring and electrical wiring installation should be done by a professional wiring contractor in Singapore in order to reduce electrical wiring mistakes that can lead to potential dangers. As your preferred electrical wiring contractor, we have a team of licensed electricians that are trained to provide all your electrical wiring, rewiring, and electrical extension service works. Daylight Electrician Singapore understands the importance of having a properly installed electrical wiring system and we can help you maintain or reinstall electrical wiring in your HDB flat, condominium, business, or office.
Types of Electrical Wirings Available in Singapore
There are several electrical wiring terms and tools used by electrical wiring contractors in Singapore that most homeowners should learn before undertaking any electrical wiring installations. However, if you’re more experienced in such projects, it is also important to know basic electrical wirings that are available in the country.
Here are the types of electrical wirings categorized by their cable covers:
Non-metallic (NM) cables are mostly suitable for dry spaces such as in residential houses in Singapore.
Underground Feeder (UF) cable is one form of a non-metallic cable made up of a solid plastic sheathing individually covering each the insulated live wire, neutral wire, and ground wire.
Conduits are described as the metallic or plastic tubing encasing electric wires. They are mainly used in as house wirings, which are exposed in the interior walls and ceilings of residential homes. These electrical wires are typically short and are used in low voltage circuits.
Meanwhile, some electrical wirings are coated with an alloy of lead and aluminum, where more than 90% of the composition consists of lead.
There are also different types of electrical wiring installation processes used in Singapore households:
Joint box system is an inexpensive method that is often used in temporary installations found in several home appliances. Here, the wirings leading to the specific appliance are connected to the main wiring system with the help of joint connectors, which are usually secured and covered in small joint boxes.
Loop-in or parallel system is a method of electrical wiring widely used in most electrical appliances. Here, the wires are wounded across the switch and connected straight to the terminal point of the power supply.
The cleat wiring system is a cheap and easy kind of electrical wiring installation, where the insulated VIR or PVC cables are attached to the walls and ceilings with the help of T-shaped cleats, made of plastic, wood, or porcelain.
Batten wiring system is highly approved in many domestic buildings due to the electrical wiring’s safety features. This system consists of wooden battens made up of strong teakwood. These wooden battens then cover circular or oval shaped cables with single, double, or three cores.