Safety Guide for Starry Lights Outdoor Use
Outdoor Safety Guidelines For Use With the AC powered Qualizzi Starry Lights – Please kindly read this guide before using the Starry String Lights when working outdoors as in a garden, patio or backyard.
Working in the garden is relaxing, peaceful, and made much easier by the use of Qualizzi Starry Lights, but before you use any electrical equipment outdoors, there are some important safety considerations you should be aware of.
Qualizzi Star Lights have a very low voltage, but they can still cause injury, and should be handled with appropriate caution.
Also, while the copper wire and LEDs are waterproof, the electrical cord connection and the power plug adaptor are not. Therefore, they need to be protected prior to outdoor use with plastic and tape, as water is extremely conductive to electricity.
Moisture, combined with a connection to the ground, greatly raises the risk of injury or death from electricity when one is using lights or other electrical equipment outdoors.
Careful preparation, following simple safety guidelines, and being sure to read the manufacturer’s operating instructions, can prevent most accidents of this nature.
Guidelines for using Qualizzi Star Lights outdoors:
-Always use an RCD to prevent electric shock. Any form of electrical equipment that you use outdoors (i.e., lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, power tools) should only be used when plugged into a socket protected by an RCD.
If your circuits are not RCD protected, purchase a good-quality portable RCD from a reputable source. All RCDs should be tested quarterly, and prior to use, by using the ‘test’ button on the device.
-Ensure that your extension leads, cables, and connections are kept in good condition.
-They must be weather resistant, with moulded connections that prevent moisture seeping in. They need to be kept dry and undamaged.
-They must be rated correctly to suit the equipment connected, and properly plugged in (particularly in-line connectors).
-They should also be uncoiled to prevent overheating.
-In-line connectors must be correctly connected to the flexible cable ends by a professional ONLY, as failure to do so correctly may result in injury or death.
-Plugs must be unplugged from the main socket-outlet before any work is carried out on the electrical equipment, or the two halves of the connector become separated.
-Never plug the plug back in until all work is completed correctly, and the two halves of connector are back together.
-It’s also generally a good idea to wear protective footwear, check all equipment prior to use, and …
-make sure plugs and connectors are rendered watertight by the use of plastic covers and/or waterproof tapes.