What could be more offen­sive than short­com­ings after the repair is com­plet­ed?

Mis­takes in elec­tri­cal plan­ning that threat­en com­fort and safe­ty.

We have col­lect­ed the most com­mon omis­sions. Save the cheat sheet to avoid these errors.

1. There is no plan for sock­ets and switch­es. Often this leads to the fact that after the repair there are not enough devices. And the inte­ri­or is lit­tered with wires and exten­sion cords. Giv­en the loca­tion of fur­ni­ture and appli­ances, schemat­i­cal­ly draw where and how many sources are need­ed.

2. There is no plan for arrang­ing fur­ni­ture and appli­ances. So that the cab­i­net does not obscure the sock­et, and the switch “does not hide” behind the door, plan the elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion accord­ing to the arrange­ment of fur­ni­ture and appli­ances.

3. Not enough sock­ets are laid. Every­one remem­bers the sources for the TV and the refrig­er­a­tor, but they for­get about the dry­er for shoes or the New Year’s gar­land. Count how many items of equip­ment you plan to use and lay sock­ets under them.

4. For­get about redun­dant switch­es. Addi­tion­al switch­es make the inte­ri­or ergonom­ic. By plac­ing a sec­ond switch in the bed­room near the bed, you won’t have to get up to turn off the light.

5. Use ordi­nary out­lets near water sources. The bath­room and kitchen are areas of high humid­i­ty. In these rooms, near water sources, spe­cial sock­ets with pro­tec­tion IP 44 and high­er are required. Don’t neglect safe­ty.

6. Use sock­ets with­out ground­ing. Such devices are valid only for low-pow­er equip­ment. For the bath­room and pow­er­ful elec­tri­cal appli­ances, ground­ing is required. If the equip­ment fails, you will not be shocked.

7. Wrong choice of instal­la­tion height. The loca­tion of switch­es and sock­ets should be sim­ple and con­ve­nient. Accord­ing to the reg­u­la­tions, the switch­es are locat­ed 90 cm from the floor. The stan­dard height of sock­ets is 30 cm from the floor.