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The wagobox is my favoured junction box for terminating and joining cables. This makes joining cables and wires much easier. For the connections inside the w…

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Updated: December 1, 2013 — 11:27 am

25 Comments

  1. Excellent review there. These look like a handy bit of kit and very
    reasonably priced to I thought. I’m assuming these all comply to 17th ed
    regs?

  2. From an Americans perspective your wiring methods are odd. The volume of
    the junction boxes are small, and why would you need to insulate the ground
    or “earth” conductor? Do you have a governing body that oversees the
    construction, and installation of electrical products and wiring devices?
    -good video

  3. Thanks, These are really useful and make wiring some things much easier.
    They comply with most wiring regulations across the world.

  4. In England (different rules apply in Scotland) wiring has to comply with
    the 17th edition wiring regulations, as set out by the IEE. There are also
    other standards such as BS 7671. The earth wire has to be insulated to
    comply with the regs. It’s 240v over here and perhaps that has something to
    do with it?

  5. Those twist connections you get in America always gives me a shudder when
    someone uses it! Cant believe they can be that safe! These are ideal in
    them situations.

  6. Whomever came up with the idea to insulate the ground is making a mint.
    Voltage has nothing to do with it. We use 480/277 V in commercial
    installations in metal conduit/ enclosures with no need to insulate the
    ground. as for wire nuts they work great, but i prefer wagos for solid
    wires. It make for a faster instal. merry Cristmas

  7. I’m not sure why they do it to be honest as it makes no sense to me, but I
    just have to follow good practices! I’ll check out the wire nuts as I have
    not seen them before. I’m always interested in how other countries do
    things as they often have much better techniques than here in the UK.
    Thanks for your comments! Merry Christmas and all the best

  8. Under UK Req’s all conductors need to be identified. Reg 514.4.2
    specifically requires the Protective Conductor is identified. 514.4.6
    requires the use of sleeving of appropriate colours on bare conductors.
    Sleaving on the earth in Junction boxes and accessories is primarily for
    compliance with identificatiion Req’s of the British Standard BS7671 for
    Electrical Installations.

  9. I understand why conductors need to be identified. The ground wire is bare
    copper in a non metallic cable assembly, the others are insulated, “one of
    these things is not like the others” (sesame street). Hence no need for
    aditional permant making.

  10. I use wago terminals when wire fixtures in Stalin-times-built apartment
    buildings cause cells there on altitude 4 meters, so it is not comfortable
    to screw terminals staying on the ladder. As for wago, it is very easy to
    install them in Stalin-era apartments, cause you need just to clamp
    terminals staying in altitude 4 meters from the floor. Using screw
    terminals you risk to fall and break some bone.

  11. @crapwrap74 You could probably get them all into the one wago box. but I am
    not 100% certain that you could get all the connectors in the one box.

  12. @crapwrap74 Thanks for the comment. I have bought a few of thse now, but I
    normally end up giving them to friends and people at work. I wish I had
    found these years ago!

  13. wago is a german trademark

  14. @LuckyAlcoholics That is correct they are a German firm.

  15. just ordered some look great,nice and easy !

  16. @crsbt They are much better than traditional junction boxes!

  17. I bet you get the job done allot quicker as well…

  18. @markhodgson600 The wago boxes and wago connectors are ten times better
    than traditional junction boxes

  19. I live in an old council house and whilst rewiring the bathroom light I
    discovered one, scary things and they aren’t very tight, it’s only slightly
    safer than twisting wires together and wrapping them in electrical tape

  20. Do Wagoboxes/connectors comply with British and Euorpean Standards? 17th
    edition regs etc?

  21. Ultimate Handyman

    As far as I am aware they exceed all standards, if they are placed in an
    enclosure they can also be used in inaccessible places, which most
    connectors cannot as they have to be accessible for maintenance etc.

  22. Fabricio do Prado Semmler

    Thank you so much for the videos, I’ve been learning a lot. Greetings from
    Brazil.

  23. You are welcome, I am glad that you find them useful 😉

  24. I do enjoy watching your videos. you normally have some good hints and
    advice. On how to do a job properly and how to save some money as well. But
    watching this one i really cant help but think about how much they have
    paid you to do this video. They seem like a huge expence for what they are.

  25. Sorry to disappoint you but they never paid me a penny. Wago boxes and wago
    connectors make wiring much easier, especially for the DIY’er

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