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PARSAFE - 2 Core DTS PAR56 Cans


lightingtec

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Hi All

 

I've seen a number of threads on the forum - but several quite old, so excuse me asking this question again.

 

I have some DTS PAR56 short nose cans that have Parsafes fitted - but to 2 core tail - so therefore shell remains unearthed.

 

I see Thomann still sell these - http://www.thomann.de/gb/dts_parsafe_par_64_cl2.htm

 

What is the current situation please regarding this non-earthing issue as the tail still passes through a hole in the rear of the can?

 

Thanks in advance..

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...the tail still passes through a hole in the rear of the can?

Just a hole or through some sort of grommet?

 

Well the Parsafe presents its raised round shoulder at the rounded hole, but slightly below, the back face of the can - so could this be classed as double insulation?

 

Any advice would be appreciated

 

 

 

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from what I can rember last time I looked into this, the parsafe its self is double insulated (the plastic cover over the actual ceramic bit means that even if either of those two pieces came lose, the mains cables would still be held captive away from the chassis) . and provided the cable passes through a grommit where it goes through the actual parcan metalwork to prevent the cable getting sliced open it is unlikely that a single fault will be able to cause the chassis of the parcan to go live,
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  • 1 year later...

http://www.stage-ele...CFUTKtAod3zgDVQ

I can just see the green/yellow of the earth core in the picture and some flying lead going off to the left which could be the earth tag. By "double insulated" they must mean insulation plus sheath on the flex rather than double insulated in the class 2/concentric square symbol sense.

Kevin

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They are referring to the ceramic lampholder which has an outer cover and the double insulted flex cable. The Parsafe with the earth lead makes it a class 1 fitting as you are earthing exposed metalwork.
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... double insulted flex cable.

 

Yes, I often say to mine "darn you, you're too short AND you just got all kinked up on me again"! http://www.blue-room.org.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif http://www.blue-room.org.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif

 

(Yes I realise about the Class 1/Class 2 distinction, Yorkie was specifically asking for a supplier of the Class 1 type in this recent post reopening.)

 

 

 

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