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Electrical Solutions Guide

> Contents
> Introduction
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> The Safe Home > Energy Efficiency Tips > The Smart Home
LexCom Multi-Room Audio LexCom Home Premium Network Wiser C-Bus Home Automation

> Match your dcor


Push for a change Saturn 250V Modena 800 Series Strato 800 Series Slimline 600 Series Classic (C2000) Metal Plate Heritage

> Your checklist


Kitchen Bathroom/En suite Living room Dining room Bedroom Office / Study Hallway/Stairway Outside Laundry Garage / Workshop

> Choose your OWN style > How to make it happen > Schneider Electric Websites

Introduction

>> With>a>little>planning>you>can>provide> for>all>your>electrical>requirements> now>and>in>the>future

> Welcome
This Electrical Solutions Guide from Schneider Electric is designed to help you make informed decisions about your electrical needs in each and every room of your home.
Starting out When first approaching your electrical plan, consider these basic tips: > > Utilising different colours and plate finishes can change the whole look of your home. When selecting your socket outlets, try to be consistent with their orientation (i.e. vertical or horizontal) throughout your home. Position light switches conveniently for when youre entering or leaving rooms, and when locating light switches beside doorways take care to note which way the door swings so your switch is not obstructed when the door is open. Light dimmers are great additions to those areas of the home where its desirable to create different moods with lower light level settings. Switches dont always have to be next to the appliance theyre controlling. They may be better placed in the most conveniently accessible location. > Considering the future > Consider multiple furniture layouts in living areas and bedrooms. As an example you may want to rearrange the furniture in your lounge, but discover that the wiring for your TV or stereo system is on the other side of the room from its new position. To avoid unsightly extension leads, use structured cabling and plan for outlets in several locations. If members of your family have special needs, consider styles of switches and socket outlets that are easy to use, and place them in positions that best cater for their requirements. You may not own them now, but think of what electrical appliances you may want in the future and where they would be located.

Ensure you discuss your particular needs with whoever is overseeing the electrical installation.

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The Safe Home


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> Safety
Protect yourself against electrocution Safety switches / RCDs Frayed cords, faulty wiring, dampness and other hazards can contribute to a potentially lethal situation. Fortunately, Residual Current Devices (commonly known as RCDs or safety switches) offer personal protection against electrocution by cutting off the power within just a few thousandths of a second. Various models suit different applications from switchboard mounted products for home protection, outdoor extension leads for power tools, and RCD power points for bathrooms. Protect your electronic devices Surge arrestors Power surges of various degrees are unavoidable in the delivery of electricity to your home. Depending on the type, duration, and size of these surges, irreparable damage can be done to unprotected electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and stereos. Insurance companies often exclude any such damage in their policies. It is recommended to have coarse or medium surge protection on all circuits in the distribution board, with additional fine surge protection provided at the power point on selected circuits. Peace of mind for parents Shuttered sockets Many Schneider Electric sockets feature inbuilt shutters which effectively close off the socket pinholes when a plug is removed. This additional protection provides peace of mind for parents with toddlers, who may try inserting a foreign object into the socket. Further protection from electric shock Waterproof switches Waterproof switches provide further protection from electric shock in case a family member touches a switch using wet hands. These products are ideally suited for light and appliance switches in kitchens, bathrooms, en suites and laundries. Convenience and safety Light sensors Sensor controlled lights add convenience and safety to your home. Outside, they light up paths and driveways and are an excellent deterrent to criminal activities. Inside, they are great for stairwells and bathrooms, turning lights on as and when required.

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Safety tip: All RCDs have a test button. Please test them regularly to ensure they are working correctly.

Smoke alarms are essential warning devices in every home, providing early indication of fire and minimising the chance of property damage or loss of life. Interconnected dual power supply alarms give superior protection. When fire is detected by one alarm, all the connected alarms in the house will sound.

Energy Efficiency Tips

> Energy efficiency tips


Schneider Electric has a firm belief in environmental responsibility and offers a wide range of solutions for lessening your running costs and carbon footprint.
Improve your electrical savings with an integrated approach
You can greatly improve your electrical savings by attending to your lighting, heating, and ventilation separately, or an integrated approach through Wiser C-Bus Home Automation. With Wiser C-Bus, all of the controlled lights and electrical devices in a home are networked together. This allows them to interact with each other and operate within preset parameters or schedules based on time of day, natural light level, occupancy, or temperature.
See pages 16 to 19 for further information on Wiser C-Bus Home Automation.

Homes

Smart products

Lower running costs

Make the most of your energy

Your home is where you have the greatest control over your environmental impact in the homes construction, fittings that go into it, and also in your actions how you use and maintain it.
Create warmth and comfort Heating and cooling Heating your living spaces is one of the biggest costs in any home, particularly during those cold winter months. Heating rooms individually is an excellent way of increasing your energy efficiency overall why waste power heating unoccupied areas such as guest rooms or rumpus rooms? Ceiling fans assist with heating and cooling by improving the efficiency of heaters and air conditioning. An inline exhaust fan can be installed for venting heated air from one room to another. This heats an additional room with the warm air that rises and becomes trapped near the ceiling of another. In the reverse situation, they can also be used to draw cold air into a room. Set the mood Dimmers Dimmers are a great way of creating a mood or atmosphere, and lower light settings will reduce your energy consumption. This is an easy place to start making savings. Save power Lighting control and motion sensors Save power by installing motion sensors in key locations which will automatically turn the lights on when someone approaches, and switch them off again if nobody remains in the area for a period of time. Both ceiling and wall mount versions are available. Lighting control Timers Consider timers which restrict energy use for underfloor heating, towel rails, spas and other high load applications where considerable savings can be made. A timer will allow you to schedule these to run during low tariff rate periods, or when your family is normally home. Adjust your lighting for seasonal changes Sunset switches By using a light sensor, sunset switches will turn lights on once the natural illumination drops below a certain level. Ideal for bulkhead lights, paths and driveways, as they automatically adjust for changes in season or daylight savings. Some also feature inbuilt timers for even greater savings potential.

Modena Series Dimmer Switch

InfraScan Ceiling Mounted Motion Sensor

Modena Series Timer Switch

WP Series Daylight Sensor With Timer

Check out these potential savings

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Timer switches A 60W heated towel rail left running continuously uses 525kWh of power per year. Using a timer to turn the towel rail on for two hours per day drops the consumption to only 44kWh per year saving you $106 per year.

Dimmers Using a 75W light bulb at full illumination for six hours per day would consume 164kWh per year. If for just 50% of that time a dimmer is used to reduce the illumination to half brightness, youll save 24kWh per year. This makes for a saving of $5.30 per light bulb per year. Multiplying this out across just 10 lamps in a house gives you a saving of over $53 per year.

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Outdoor sensor lights 300W of outdoor lights left on all night will use around 1000kWh per year. An outdoor sensor turns these lights on only when required. Even if triggered 10 times a night for six minutes each time, youll save over 930kWh for a saving of $204 per year.

Sunset switches Sunset switches will automatically adjust to daylight saving and gradual seasonal changes. Misjudgments in turning outside lights on or off in the morning or evening totalling two hours per day would increase your power consumption by 218kWh per year (based on 300W of lighting). Use a sunset switch to make the right call for you and thats $48 per year youll save.

Savings examples All savings are estimates only and are based on an electricity tariff rate of 22c per kilowatt hour. Actual energy and cost savings will depend on individual usage patterns and local conditions.
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The Smart Home

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> The smart home


>>LexCom>Multi-Room>Audio
What is multi-room entertainment? Enjoy and control your favourite music, in any room throughout the home. A LexCom Multi-Room Audio Entertainment System gives the freedom and flexibility to access and control audio and video equipment independently in every room.

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For more information, please refer to page 12 13

>>LexCom>Home>Premium>Network
What is a VDI system? (Voice, Data & Image) A VDI System provides the infrastructure to support and share this media. > Voice as in telephony > Data as in computer interconnectivity (networking) > Image as in video, whether its terrestrial TV, pay TV or DVD Transform your new home into an entertainers dream.

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>>Wiser>C-Bus>Home>Automation
Intelligent lighting control at your fingertips. The Wiser C-Bus Home Automation system can set the brightness of every light circuit in the home, monitor and keep the temperature in every room at the ideal level for absolute comfort, energy efficiency, and much more.

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> LexCom Multi-Room Audio


Multi-Room Entertainment System Enjoy entertainment the way it should be throughout your entire house either listening to music, or enjoying a movie in any room you choose. Why choose LexCom Multi-Room Audio? > > > > > > Full control, with or without keypads Integrated 5.1 surround sound options Audio and video distribution solutions Single source or multi source Active in-ceiling speakers or conventional wall speakers And its simple to use! Hi-Fi Sound Using specially matched components, the system delivers hi-fi quality sound from ceiling speakers or on-wall speakers. Alternatively, conventional speakers can be used via the unique zone amplifier module. Plug in your hi-fi, MP3 player, TV, home theatre system, or PC into the wall sockets and listen to high quality sound. Control up to six different music or video sources in any room of your house. Simple Elegance Discreet in-ceiling or on-wall speakers combine with stylish keypads or touchscreens giving you no more stacks of unsightly separate hi-fi boxes, room cluttering speakers and irritating cables. Infrared controlled speakers are ideal for rooms where keypads are not required. The IR function allows full control of your system and connected equipment using the ultra stylish, full function remote control.

Elegant on-wall amplified speakers.

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Expandability Thanks to the modular design, the system can be as simple or as comprehensive as desired. Add extra zones, or video capability as and when you need it. Cat-5 wiring throughout means pre-wiring for services you want to consider at a later date is cost-effective and retro-fitting is an easy task. Cinema Surround Sound With a source such as a DVD player or another AV source with built-in 5.1 decoder, you can use LexCom Multi-Room Audio ceiling speakers to reproduce 5.1 cinema surround sound, using a dedicated Home Cinema Connection Plate. Programmable Volume, Bass & Treble Each active speaker can be programmed to suit your needs. Adjustments to bass or treble can be made to suit the listening environment. Soft start for main and local sources can be programmed along with maximum volume level.

You can use your existing equipment LexCom Multi-Room Audio is designed as a plug and play system which is compatible with almost any equipment with a line out and preferably a remote control, such as a CD player, Tuner, DVD player and satellite. Plug in and immediately hear/ see and control the system throughout your home. Cutting edge technology and efficiency LexCom Multi-Room Audio technology delivers the optimum amount of power to each active speaker ensuring consistent high fidelity audio performance is maintained throughout the installation. Simple push button keypads through to touchscreen controls, whatever the system you choose, LexCom Multi-Room Audio is easy to use and lifestyle enhancing for all the family. Lifestyle enhancing Our latest innovation, the LexCom Wireless Commander, is an elegant touch screen handset providing seamless, simple control of home automation devices. The Wireless Commander enables room by room control of various devices from music and video with status feedback of your selection to lighting and heating control.
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> LexCom Home Premium Network


In the living room Your living room is your entertainment hub, and LexCom Home Premium Network enhances the usability of the AV and entertainment equipment it contains. You can distribute your DVDs or satellite TV channels to each TV outlet in the home and have control from wherever you watch. LexCom Home Premium lets you connect your game consoles to the internet, your home theatre PC to your media server, and your Sky decoder to your phone line. The flexibility that the LexCom Home Premium Network provides doesnt tie you to one particular room layout either outlets can be changed from one signal type to another in seconds.

In the home office The ability to maintain your productivity and privacy in your home office is seamless, thanks to dedicated internet access, phone lines and a local area network. Whether you use your home office full-time, or simply need a place to track your household finances, LexCom Home Premium Network gives you the infrastructure you need to take care of your business, with the same performance levels that you would expect from an office.

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The heart of the LexCom Home Premium Network is its unique structured cabling system. Its primary objective: to provide high bandwidth, quality video, voice and high speed data all within the comfort of your home. Pre-wiring your home for converging technologies with LexCom Home Premium Network structured cabling is the first step to enhancing your entertainment and communications experience. It will transform your home into a multimedia haven and due to its unique construction and specification that meets and exceeds the Cat6 standard, it will increase the resale value of your home, providing a convincing edge when it comes time to sell. Its time to introduce your family to smart living with the simplicity of LexCom Home Premium Network just connect and go.

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In the kids rooms For complete peace of mind you can comfortably monitor your babys nap from a TV in another room. In her room, your daughter watches a movie that is playing on the lounge room DVD player. Meanwhile, your son is in his bedroom researching his homework assignment on the internet.

... even in the kitchen With LexCom Home Premium Network youll have the infrastructure to check your email while you wait for the microwave, search the Web for a recipe that can be printed on the home office printer, watch the DVD movie playing in the lounge room, or just catch the evening news.

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Because the principles of the LexCom Home Premium Network system are founded on the single network cable used to distribute all signals around the home, LexCom Home Premium Network promises amazing flexibility as it is simple to change any outlet in any room to receive whichever incoming signal you require. A telephone outlet can easily be switched to receive TV or broadband within seconds.

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> Take control

by simply being Wiser

Wiser C-Bus Home Control makes technology in your home easier by providing seamless control of music, home cinema, air conditioning, lighting, sprinkler systems, curtains and shutters, security systems... you name it. Usable anytime, anywhere even while you are away from home. Via preset shortcuts or direct control with the same look and feel control interface from a light switch, a touch screen, a home computer, or even from your mobile phone or flat screen TV, there is no wiser way to enjoy 24 / 7 homewide connectivity, comfort and convenience, entertainment and peace of mind! So take control and enjoy every minute of your life by simply becoming Wiser!

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> Its simpler than you think!

The comfort and convenience that comes from complete control With Wiser C-Bus Home Control, you can operate almost any device in your home, from almost anywhere via touch screens, wall switches, web tablets, remote controls, mobile phones, computers, even via your TV! Whats more, not only can you do it while at home, but also via the internet on your mobile phone while youre away. Whatever you want, whenever you want it, wherever you are!

Entertainment that follows you around Transform your living room into a home theatre by simply activating the Home Theatre scene. Also, with your Wiser-connected Multi-Room Audio system, your favourite music travels with you between every point at home without skipping a beat.

Surround yourself with peace of mind Safety and security are the two key qualities that will ensure you achieve all-inclusive peace of mind in every corner of your life. Wiser interconnects your lights, alarms, web camera, mobile phones and the internet, so you can live life safe in the knowledge that your home and family are protected at all times.

The limitless possibilities that open up when you are fully connected With Wiser C-Bus Home Control, you can use your mobile phone to remote monitor and control your home at anytime, it simply connects you to the world far beyond the physical boundaries of your home. Stay close to your loved ones at home and the world outside no matter where you happen to be!

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> The limitless possibilities that open up


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TV Scene

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Remote Monitoring and Control


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Vacation Scene

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when you are fully connected


Intermission> Scene

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Match your dcor


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> Push for a change


Bringing a whole new innovation to your electrical installation Schneider Electric has again redefined the wall switch with the introduction of the IMPRESS range of push-button mechanisms. > Stylish With its own blue LED indication and minimalistic profile, the new IMPRESS range blends in with existing push-button technologies found in the home or office. > Practical The LED can be set to show when the power is on, great for when the light being controlled is in another room e.g. garage, or as a location aid in the dark. > Unique IMPRESS push-button technology provides a uniquely different look and action from conventional rocker switches. > Reliable IMPRESS push-buttons produce a smooth, consistent and quiet, quick-switching action with every push; and the same reliability as traditional switches. > Functional With a 20A, 16AX rating, IMPRESS is also suitable for controlling fluorescent, energy saving and halogen lighting. > Renovate The IMPRESS range suits most existing switch plates allowing you to modernise the look of an interior at a fraction of the cost.

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> Saturn 250V

75mm

31.6mm

Desire the look. Have it all. The unique Saturn 250V collection has an elegant glass look and complements modern surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms and family areas. Available in pure white, espresso black or ocean mist colour variants.

116mm

5.75mm 9.8mm 12mm

The collection offers a range of electrical accessories that are perfectly matched to the Saturn Home Automation range, making it easy to achieve a seamless look and enviable style. Saturn 250V also offers optional LED indication, replacing the red indicator found on the more traditional mechanisms with a soft blue halo effect.

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> Saturn 250V

116mm

26mm

Stands out from the crowd, blends in with the home Saturn 250V sockets are available in horizontal single, double or quad configurations allowing you to have as many or as few sockets in a room as you require. Saturn data inputs are the perfect option for anywhere you require data connectivity around the home, in areas such as bedrooms, family rooms, lounge rooms and the home office, without compromising your homes great looks. Sockets are available in horizontal only.

75mm

9.7mm 10.8mm 14.4mm

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> Modena 800 Series

Modena 800 Series


85mm

Drawing on Latin and European inspiration and constructed with proven quality, the Modena range represents the next leap forward in residential switchgear. Nine interchangeable picture frame surround colours combine with two module colours to give you 18 possible colour combinations. This huge palette allows you to select the perfect match for your dcor in each and every room. The modular nature of the range allows you to create your own layouts if required from oversized modules that make switching a breeze, through to customised AV plates for the home theatre enthusiast.

124mm

9mm

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> Modena 800 Series Vertical

Modena 800 Series Vertical Available in the same colour palette as the standard Modena range, these vertical switch plates are ideal for retrofitting into existing homes.
124mm

The subtle curves and designer shades of Modena Vertical bring a splash of colour to your renovation project. Clever construction means that Modena Vertical is a simple swap-in replacement for your existing switches in most homes.

9mm

85mm

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> Strato 800 Series

94.5mm 5.3mm

Strato 800 Series The sleek profile of Strato lends an element of sophistication to any room. Slim flat metal picture frame surrounds combine with European style modules to create a highly flexible system that can be tailored to your needs in any location. The finger mark resistant brushed aluminium finish tops a wall plate only 5mm thick, lending a durable face to a modern design. The modular nature of the range lets you simply add the functions you need, in the layout that suits you best.

85mm

124mm

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> Slimline

A classic, sliced extra thin We have taken the Classic C2000 range and sliced it extra thin! The result is Slimline, a range of switches and sockets that are only 4mm thick (or should we say thin), making them one of the thinnest switch plates in the world. With Slimline, you have a comprehensive range that is unique, but still looks at home when used with the Classic C2000 range. A range of metal plate covers and the outstanding Chrome Shadow finish are available in the Slimline range too. Featuring a full metal look and fingerprint resistant finish, they are sure to add a touch of class at a fraction of what youd expect to pay. Sockets available in horizontal only.

116mm

4mm

76mm

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> 600 Series

600 Series Locally designed specifically for New Zealand conditions from tough, durable plastic materials that wont discolour in our harsh sunlight. 600 Series has been New Zealands most popular range of switches for more than a decade. A proven track record for reliability and safety, coupled with a huge range of available options, has made 600 Series an almost automatic choice for homes and offices across the country.
13mm 74mm

118mm

Interchangeable removable metal or plastic cover plates make painting easy, and let you create combinations that fit with any style of building.

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> Classic (C2000)

Nothing outclasses a Classic The smooth curves and sleek lines of the Classic C2000 range reflect the latest interior design trends. Remarkable and affordable, the Classic C2000 range features a level of quality and elegance that you would expect from electrical switches and powerpoints that cost much more. As the metal coverplates are interchangeable with the moulded gridplates, you can create combinations to match the particular dcor theme you are trying to achieve.
76mm

116mm

13mm

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> Metal Plate

Elements of a beautiful design


85mm

1.2mm

The Metal Plate ranges, available in stainless steel or brass finishes, are the lowest profile switches at only 1.2mm, which means they blend in perfectly. The stainless steel switches and power outlets look superb in todays stainless steel kitchens, while brass models beautifully complement a more traditional dcor.
130mm

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> Heritage

Golden oldies in tune with today The Heritage range brings together old world charm with the benefits of todays technology. These switches and sockets are the perfect solution for those wishing to renovate an older style home or to complement the dcor of a new villa or bungalow style dwelling. Unlike toggle switches of the past, Heritage offers the safety standards and reliability of modern materials. They are even adaptable to suit TV antennas, faxes and computers. All metal features have been lacquered to withstand moisture and maintain their lustre. Heritage covers are available in exquisite Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Florentine Bronze, and the art deco chic of classic Chrome. All models are available with smooth or ribbed covers, with porcelain or metal shallow base versions and can be complemented by using pre-drilled cedar, pine or undercoated (ready-to-paint) mounting blocks if required.

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Your checklist

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> Kitchen

Recommendations: Consider coloured coverplates to match your appliances or colour scheme Use printed switch mechanisms to identify individual circuits or appliances Place the oven/stove isolation switch in an easily accessible location A sensor in the pantry is a good option, giving necessary light even when you have messy hands Sensors can also be used to activate under-bench or floor lighting to give background lighting at night

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Install an extra switch for the fridge in an accessible location so the fridge can be turned off without having to pull the fridge out to access the point it is plugged into.

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> Bathroom/En suite

Recommendations: Waterproof switches in wet areas provide additional protection where wet hands are likely to contact switches Exhaust fans will reduce condensation and dampness Use a bathroom heater to quickly and efficiently warm the area on those winter mornings and nights A heated towel rail adds comfort and convenience but for efficiency ensure theyre on a timed circuit Use illuminated light switches to make finding the switch easy in the middle of the night Sensors can be used to activate low level under-vanity lighting great for night time use

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > RCD sockets provide protection against electric shocks in retrofit installations. (NB it is now mandatory for all power outlets in a new home to have RCD protection.)

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> Living room

Recommendations: Dimmers allow light levels to be set low for watching movies, or brighter for social situations Speaker outlet wallplates will hide home theatre cabling Wall lighting (with dimmer control) can be used to highlight paintings and other artworks Smoke alarms are essential in a high use room such as the living room Surge protected sockets help prevent damage to expensive entertainment equipment

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Ensure your room caters for furniture placement changes with TV and power outlets at either end of the room.

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> Dining room

Recommendations: Mood lighting Position sockets for floor lamps and vacuuming requirements Position smoke alarms near the kitchen

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Ceiling speakers allow discreet background music during dinner parties.

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> Bedroom

Recommendations: Place light switches above the bed for easy access Install a phone outlet close to the bed Consider 2-way switching to control lighting from different locations Place multiple outlets beside the bed for lamps, clocks, radios, electric blankets, etc Strategically place light switches so dark areas can be lit before entering them Use a sensor for your walk in wardrobe to ensure the light is not inadvertently left on A data outlet alongside the TV outlet will be helpful as technology progresses

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Mains powered smoke detectors are essential protection while you sleep.

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> Office/Study

Recommendations: Power fluctuations can damage your electronic equipment. Minimise your risk with surge protected power outlets Dont overload your socket outlets with extension boards use quad powerpoints to accommodate printers, faxes, and other office equipment Think of how the rooms use may change over time include TV outlets and consider wiring for audio

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Carefully consider your data and telephone requirements use multiple outlets where workstations will be located now or in the future.

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> Hallway/Stairway

Recommendations: If you have underfloor heating, a 24 hour timer can make your energy usage more efficient To avoid accidentally switching off outside sensor lights, install switches with hinged lids Remember to position outlets in the right locations to make vacuuming easy

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Use sensors at each end of the stairs or hallway to ensure good lighting without the need to flick a switch (great for when your arms are full).

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> Outside

Recommendations: Weatherproof outdoor sockets always find a use garden powertools, BBQ rotisseries, garden lighting, or working on the car Install PIR sensors in entranceways for ease of access at night Be sure to choose appropriate lighting. Halogen lights, floodlights and spotlights all offer distinct looks and features

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Sunset switches can make drive and path lights more efficient by ensuring they only work when its dark.

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> Laundry

Recommendations: Mount socket outlets for dryers higher up the wall to allow for wall mounting Exhaust fans will help reduce condensation and dampness In renovations, use RCD protected socket outlets for additional safety

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > The Thermosafe thermal protected socket gives protection against overloading in high loading areas such as laundries.

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> Garage/Workshop

Recommendations: Remember if you have (or plan to have later on) an electric door opener, youll need a power socket in the ceiling to cater for it 15A sockets are useful for high load machinery such as welders, blast heaters, and large saw benches Quad power outlets are excellent for the workshop where many devices need to be plugged in simultaneously Use a momentary switch that matches those in the rest of your house to control your garage door opener Consider installing a PIR sensor to activate a welcoming light at night

THINGS TO CONSIDER: > Multiple RCDs in your distribution board will minimise the risk of having all your lighting and power circuits disabled in the event of tripping.

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Choose your OWN style


>>Make>your>selection>by>ticking>one>of> the>nine>style>options,>then>tick>your> preferred>colour>option

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> Your electrical product selection:


>Product >Coverplate>colour>options
Ocean Mist Espresso Black White Black Charcoal Blue Chrome Red Champagne Gunmetal Platinum
Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

>>>>>>Module>type>options
Pure White
Pushbutton module type only available

Saturn 250V
Refer page 22-23

Modena 800
Refer page 24

Pushbutton

Rocker

Modena Vertical 800


Refer page 25

White Black Charcoal Blue Chrome

Red Champagne Gunmetal Platinum

Pushbutton

Rocker

Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

Strato 800
Refer page 26

Brushed Aluminium

Pushbutton

Rocker

Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

Slimline
Refer page 27

White Black Brushed Aluminium

Brushed Brass Chrome Shadow Gold Brushed Bronze Stainless Steel

Pushbutton

Rocker

600 Series
Refer page 28

White Black Polished Brass

Pushbutton

Rocker

Classic
Refer page 29

White Black Brushed Aluminium

Brushed Brass Gunmetal

Pushbutton

Rocker

Metal Plate
Refer page 30

Solid Brass Stainless Steel

Pushbutton

Rocker

Heritage
Refer page 31

Polished Brass Antique Brass

Florentine Bronze Chrome

Rocker module type only available

Notes (more note space on the following page)

> Notes

TIPS: > Use this section to list any smart home (page 10-19) additions you would like to include or any other requirements. > Dont forget to include smoke alarms!

> Your electrical product selection:


>Product >Coverplate>colour>options
Ocean Mist Espresso Black White Black Charcoal Blue Chrome Red Champagne Gunmetal Platinum Pushbutton Pure White

Contractor Copy

>>>>>>Module>type>options
Pushbutton module type only available

Saturn 250V
Refer page 22-23

Modena 800
Refer page 24

Rocker

Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

Modena Vertical 800


Refer page 25

White Black Charcoal Blue Chrome

Red Champagne Gunmetal Platinum

Pushbutton

Rocker

Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

Strato 800
Refer page 26

Brushed Aluminium

Pushbutton

Rocker

Rocker available in 5 sizes please discuss with your electrical contractor Module shown is size: Standard

Slimline
Refer page 27

White Black Brushed Aluminium

Brushed Brass Chrome Shadow Gold Brushed Bronze Stainless Steel

Pushbutton

Rocker

600 Series
Refer page 28

White Black Polished Brass

Pushbutton

Rocker

Classic
Refer page 29

White Black Brushed Aluminium

Brushed Brass Gunmetal

Pushbutton

Rocker

Metal Plate
Refer page 30

Solid Brass Stainless Steel

Pushbutton

Rocker

Heritage
Refer page 31

Polished Brass Antique Brass

Florentine Bronze Chrome

Rocker module type only available

Notes (more note space on the following page)

> Notes

TIPS: > Use this section to list any smart home (page 10-19) additions you would like to include or any other requirements. > Dont forget to include smoke alarms!

> How to make it happen


You may have: 1. Contracted a builder 2. Engaged a design professional 3. Taken on the role of owner/builder

Now that youve worked through the Electrical Solutions Guide and have some great ideas on how to make your electrical installation work for you, youll need to know who to talk to in order to make it happen. Your next step depends on how you have arranged to build or renovate your home. There are three possible scenarios.

>> 1>
Youve contracted a builder to build or renovate your home Youve planned your dream home and have contracted the builder. The builder may already have a licensed electrical contractor to do their electrical work. If not, you will need to find a licensed electrical contractor. The basic wiring plan In most cases, the builder will have a standard electrical plan of your home. Expanding the wiring plan to meet your needs Having worked through the Electrical Solutions Guide, youll have ideas on how you want to tailor your homes electrical plan. The next step is to speak to your builder; they may handle the process in one of three ways.

> > >

They might refer you to a licensed electrical contractor who will walk you through the plan and tailor it to suit your lifestyle and needs. They might have a selection centre where you can see lots of different electrical products and solutions. Ask to go through the Electrical Solutions Guide with the selection centre consultant. They might not encourage changes to the plan. If youd like changes, you can ask to speak to their licensed electrical contractor to find out the costs of a tailored plan.

>> 2
Youve engaged a design professional to design and build your home A design professional will design, and may supervise the building of your home or renovation. Theyll talk with you about your lifestyle and the location of your rooms. They will provide your licensed electrical contractor with a plan. The contractor will complete the wiring installation that best suits your new home or renovation. Design professionals with excellent electrical knowledge Theyll discuss the options with you (room by room), including items youve selected from the Electrical Solutions Guide. You may find it useful to include your licensed electrical contractor in the discussions. Your licensed electrical contractor will then draw up the electrical plan based on your needs and preferences. Design professionals with limited electrical knowledge If your design professional is not familiar with whats available, ask to get a licensed electrical contractor involved. This can really save you time in the long run.

>> 3
Youre taking on the challenging role of owner / builder

So youve decided to supervise your building project yourself. In this case you will need to find a licensed electrical contractor. Discuss your needs and preferences identified from the Electrical Solutions Guide with them.
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> Schneider Electric Websites


www.schneider-electric.co.nz
A few clicks is all it takes to easily find products and solutions The features in this site include: > > > > Information on our energy efficiency programs Email our Customer Care Centre directly from the site with any questions you have. Regular updates on new offers, solutions and regulation changes You can also link through to our residential offer sites (www.pdl.co.nz and www.clipsal.co.nz) where you will find the latest news and information in electrical solutions and where you can download our product brochures.

These sites are continually developed to provide you with the very best electrical industry information.

To find out more


Simply contact our Customer Care Centre on 0800 652 999 or discuss with your electrical contractor.

> www.schneider-electric.co.nz

Make the most of your energy


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