Advantages and disadvantages of batten wiring

In this wires insulated wires are run through the straight teak wooden battens, The wooden battens are fixed on the ceiling or walls by plugs and screws. The cables are fitted onto the battens by using tinned brass links clips. This wiring system is simple and cheap as compared to other electrical wiring systems. Here this post gives information about the advantage and disadvantages of batten wiring to better understand this topic.

Advantages of batten wiring:

  • This is a simple wiring system.
  • Batten wiring system is a better long life.
  • Durable and have good strength.
  • The chance of leakage current is very rare.
  • It looks very beautiful.
  • Wiring installation is easy and simple.
  • Alternations are possible.
  • It is installed very quickly.
  • It is cheap in material costs.
  • Appearance is better.
  • Customization is easy.
  • It is strong and long-lasting.
  • Less chance to leakage current.
  • The fault is found very costly.

Disadvantages of batten wiring:

  • The risk of fire is possible.
  • After maintenance of the beauty of this wiring system is nor maintain. 
  • It is installed only for 220V.
  • The risk of mechanical injury is possible.
  • Extra cable is used for a wiring system.
  • The weather effect directly attacks this wiring system.
  • It is not suitable for outdoor wiring.
  • Some of the Heavy wires are not recommended for this wiring scheme.
  • Humidity, smoke, steam, etc directly affect wires.
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