Germans do the PERFECT Electrical Wiring! (Be my Judge)

Check out the Keysight Labs YouTube channel: Try the world’s most trusted PCB design software, Altium Designer with 365, for free and 25% off your purchase:! Previous video: Previous Electrical Wiring video: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support me for more videos: In this video I will show you how I did the electrical installation in my new garage. That means I will show you the basic stuff like mounting and wiring up switches, outlets, lamps, fuses,…… But I will also include some more advanced and super awesome stuff like a CEE socket, emergency stop switches and special cable ducts. So let me show you how German electricians do such work and maybe I can inspire you for your next electrical installation. Websites which were shown/used during the video: Thanks to Keysight for sponsoring this video. 0:00 Electrical Installation for a Garage? 1:15 Intro 1:58 Building Workbenches 3:53 Plans for the Electronics 4:49 Speciality 1 “Wall Ducts” 5:56 Speciality 2 CEE Socket 6:23 Speciality 3 Emergency Stop Switches 8:08 Planning Complete 8:51 Practical Build 11:25 Testing & Verdict

20 thoughts on “Germans do the PERFECT Electrical Wiring! (Be my Judge)

  1. Small Corrections: The CEE socket can supply 11kW. I wanted to keep it simple and keep the sqrt out of there but that just messed everything up. And secondly the power required by the relay is not around 60W. Maybe something around 20W. I mixed up some values in the datasheet. Sorry.

    1. You are able to use a main switch for all your outlets so the relais only draws power when you are working in your garage. The way you did it isnt “half way safe” its just wrong and probably not even allowed in Germany

    2. the emengency switch need to be NC (opener) Thats importand for drahtbruchsicherheit if the wir got cut and you press the swicht nothink happen

    3. @Lagittaja When GreatScott said 60W, I thought it’s too much and that he made a mistake, but I was not sure. This 5,75W sounds much better. In this case I would do proper E-STOP wiring with NC contacts.

  2. 10:30 Correction: You are allowed to use the blue wire for a switched line, if you don’t have neutral wire in the same cable. Just clearly mark the end, the one in the junction box.
    If you have a neutral in the cable it always has to be the blue wire.
    PE is always the yellow green wire, and it’s supposed to always be connected.
    Even so a lot of people seem to think that’s a suggestion rather than code… IT’S EFFING NOT GOD DAMN IT!!!

  3. 62,5W is short term coil turn on power. If 63W is constant coil power how do you think that this amount of heat would be dissipated through that plastic.
    Large contactors, like150A have 2-4A coil turn on current and something like 300mA holding current at 230VAC coil voltage.
    110VAC coil ones have little bit higher coil current, and that is mostly dissipated throgh heat.
    63W coil of such small size would reach 100C in 15 minutes, and they can stay under power undefinitely.

  4. The install is alright but I hate that grey conduit
    I dont use it at all these days. The square white trunking looks better and doesn’t leave shitty gaps with exposed cables everywhere. They sell bends for the conduit by the way… why not use them???
    Still prefer white trunking even if the conduit was done perfectly.

  5. You think you’ll use a workshop a lot, but the reality is, the older you get, the more you never want to leave your house to be in a cold dusty workshop with tools and stuff you have to do. There just no appeal to it any more. Ours has been sitting 100% idle for 5 years now just storing my 3 airplane projects in it collecting dust that I lost interest in.

    My recommendation if you do build a workshop, maybe build a tiny survival office in it with a shower, a desk, a water heater, a microwave, a sink, an oil filled space heater, a bed, and a desk with computer on it with internet access. Sort of like a room inside a room.

  6. 8:00 Also diese Laientechnik als “Notaus” zu deklarieren ist mEn. schon dreist. “Safe enough” wohl eher “Not safe at all”, ein korrekt ausgeführter Notaus trennt die abzuschaltenden Stromkreise SICHER(!).
    Da ist es bald sicherer per Dreiphasen Schalter das auszuführen oder den RCD durch eine Brücke zwischen PE und N auszulösen.
    Ich hätte den Scheiß so nicht eingebaut, das geht gegen meine Ehre als Handwerker.

    Sicherheit wird groß geschrieben, solange sie kein Geld kostet… Bei 0,373€/kwh ganze 212,39€ gespart. Hoffentlich passiert die nächste Zeit nichts, da das gesparte Geld wohl weder zur Invalidenrente noch für eine Beerdigung reicht.

    Was mich am meisten aufregt ist, dass hier eine vermeintliche Professionalität vorgegaukelt wird.

  7. Just so you know, the power consumption of your contactor is actually 5.75W, the 62.5W figure you mentioned is the in-rush power (when it first energises) but it only draws that for a fraction of a second. So you’ll only use 0.14kW per day if you left it permanently energised.

  8. lol I’m german speaking american- first of all no one has concrete garages in the us outside of apartment towers- we build with flammable, uninsulating wood. gotta love the krauts- their hobby/home project grade is better than mid-end contractor quality in the usa. of course, we can get things like bleach, leaded solder, eggs with yellow yolks and all kinds of other good stuff.

  9. Add a network cabinet, wifi access point(unifi for example) and netwotk cameras (Hikvision for example). You can later add mini servers into the rack and explore a new world on IT 🙂

  10. I’d call that “conduit” instead of “ducts”. Integrated e-stops are a great idea for garages. Amazing that you can just install 400V 3-phase in your house. I get cautious when dealing with the 240V (split-phase) plugs we use for electric ovens and clothes dryers here in Canada.

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