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Substandard Electrical Cable

  • 27-01-2015 10:38am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 3


    I recently got some Twin and Earth Cables and some NYM cables from a local well known wholesaler. On checking them out, it turns out they are substandard - the cores are not within the acceptable threshold the the outer sheath is thin and poor quality. Can you advise who I could contact to report this issue?

    is there a standards authority who look into these problems? NSAI and the likes only seem to test - they don't take action on substandard products.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    Go back to the supplier. Did you state what standard you needed and what it was for? Did you look at what you were buying!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 briocass


    Yes Sraeem - I'm actually involved in this area. I know exactly what I wanted and I know exactly what I want the cable to do. The problem is the cable does not conform to standards. it will do what it is suppose to do, but it is a hazard as the standards are there for a reason. Someone is trying to save a few pence here and has reduced the Copper content and used a poor quality PVC sheath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    Go back to the supplier - it's possible that they do not know about this, and you should give them a chance to rectify.

    Did you buy this cable in a professional or personal capacity?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 briocass


    Professional capacity

    The crowd who actually sold it would not be to blame here - it is the importer who sells it to the wholesaler. I have already encountered this problem and said it to another wholesaler. The importer is still selling this and it is substandard. Not very fair to the people installing it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    OK - I'm moving this thread as Consumer Issues no longer applies as you bought it in a professional capacity.

    Moving to the Electrical forum as someone there may be able to point in the right direction. I would if a body like RECI could give advice.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,032 ✭✭✭Cerco


    briocass wrote: »
    Yes Sraeem - I'm actually involved in this area. I know exactly what I wanted and I know exactly what I want the cable to do. The problem is the cable does not conform to standards. it will do what it is suppose to do, but it is a hazard as the standards are there for a reason. Someone is trying to save a few pence here and has reduced the Copper content and used a poor quality PVC sheath.

    If you are sure there is a definite hazard I would report it to the Health and Safety Authority. If the product purchased is not as described you have recourse to th e courts.


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