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Electrical Testing Abbreviation and Meanings


  1. BBC Busbar Chamber
  2. BS3036 Rewirable Fusible Link
  3. BS3871 Miniature Circuit Breaker
  4. BS88/BS1361 General Purpose Cartridge Fuses
  5. BSEN60898 Miniature Circuit Breaker
  6. BSEN61009 Combined MCB/RCD
  7. C/W Copper Wire
  8. CON Concentric
  9. CPC Circuit Protective Conductor
  10. CS Cable Sheath
  11. DB Distribution Board
  12. EEBADS Earthed Equipotential Bonding and Automatic Disconnection of Supply
  13. F Fail
  14. FELV Functional extra low voltage
  15. FP200 Fire Retardant Cable
  16. INA Information Not Available
  17. ISO Isolator Switch
  18. L or LIM Limitation of Test
  19. LS Lead Sheathed Cable
  20. MCB Miniature Circuit Breaker BS3871,BSEN60898
  21. MCCB Moulded Case Circuit Breaker
  22. Method Refer to BS7671 Appendix 4 Table 4A2
  23. for full list of Reference Methods
  24. MF Metal Conduit/Trunking System Provides main C.P.C.
  25. MI/MICC Mineral Insulated Copper Conductor Cables
  26. NA Not Applicable
  27. P Pass
  28. PELV Protective extra low voltage
  29. PFC Prospective Fault Current
  30. PILSWA Paper Insulated Lead Steel Wire Armour
  31. PVC/PVC PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed Singles (tails)
  32. RCBO Residual Current Breaker with Overcurrent Protection
  33. RCCB Residual Current Circuit Breaker
  34. RCD Residual Current Device
  35. S PVC Insulated Single Cable
  36. SELV Separated extra low voltage
  37. SL Solid Link
  38. SP+N Single Pole and Neutral
  39. SWA Steel Wire Armoured Cable
  40. SWF Switched Fuse
  41. T PVC Insulated Twin Cable
  42. T+E PVC Insulated Twin and Earth Cable
  43. TP+N Triple Pole and Neutral
  44. TRS Tough Rubber Sheathed Cable
  45. V/VIR Vulcanised Indian Rubber Insulated Cable (singles)
  46. VOCB Voltage Operated Circuit Breaker


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