1. E

    Dated Consumer unit whats the fuse for

    I saw this dated Wylex CU the other day and not sure what this separate fuseway was for; does anyone know I've never see one like this before !
  2. HappyHippyDad

    Are Danson consumer units and RCBO's ok?

    I am in the habit of fitting 'Fusebox' consumer units. However, I notice that Danson are even cheaper. Has anyone fitted them? Are they acceptable quality? Any problems with the RCBO's? If they are 'Chint' like quality then I would rather avoid them. Chint are the only RCD's I have ever come...
  3. BenSparky8

    New Garage Consumer Unit

    Hi guys, Just a quick one. I’m installing a garage board in, planning on a 6mm SWA supply coming from a 32a MCB. The DB I’m feeding from is a split load board. My question is, what is the best way to move over the current MCBs to allow me to put in a MCB that’s not on any of the RCDs (as I...
  4. A

    Help please on a sub consumer unit fed from RCBO

    Long time lurker so this may be my first question. I am a qualified electrical engineer, but in aeronautics not domestic installations, and I may therefore ask silly questions. We have purchased a property that is unfinished, and where the electrician went bust before the installation was...
  5. Dave OCD JNR

    Small consumer unit in outbuilding.

    Here’s a little board I installed the other day in an outbuilding. Trying to follow fathers footsteps. 😁þ
  6. N

    Danson Consumer Unit

    When carrying out an EICR I found this board. The live bus bar cuts across the neutral where the tails have exposed copper. Is this the way these boards come? I have never came across this before Cheers
  7. S

    Consumer unit for shipping container

    Hi Folks I've been asked to quote for a consumer unit, supply cable and some internal wiring in a shipping container on a private caravan plot (single family residential). The container will be used as a shower block. The mains supply will come from a meterbox installed on a post on the plot...
  8. timhoward

    Can't find a consumer unit....!

    This is getting embarrassing - I've been looking for a sub-main consumer unit in a church for an hour now. I've found the incomer. There's a nice old Crabtree board with black breakers, one of which is a 50A for "Hall DB". It's a split level site and the hall is downstairs, and the fat 10mm T+E...
  9. M

    Light circuit off at consumer board - but RCD / RCCB still tripped

    Hi I'm removing an extractor fan from our WC, as it's just a toilet and sink and we never use hot water in there anyway... The extractor is on the light circuit, but has it's own pull cord. I double checked by turning the fan and light on, then switching off the MCB. All good. I triple checked...
  10. H

    Consumer unit too close to gas meter

    Good evening Have to quote on a consumer unit replacement, problem is gas meter is next to existing consumer unit 25 mm between them, they are both in a wooden cupboard, What would you do
  11. Michael J

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Consumer unit replacement issues

    When carrying out EIC on a new consumer unit installation and found a existing ring circuit with a Neutral to Earth fault causing the rcd to trip. The old fuse box didn’t have rcd protection as it wasn’t required. The problem is after removing all connected and appliances loads the fault is...
  12. B

    weather proof consumer unit

    hi all, Hope everyone are well and keeping busy. I am quoting for an ev charging point installation, the only way I can supply it, is to split the tails in the meter cupboard, and install a weatherproof consumer unit External to the meter cupboard, as I know the dno do not permit you too...
  13. S

    UK Consumer unit TT system far from DNO fuse

    Evening all, I’d appreciate your opinions here: I’m looking at an old (150 years+) stone house. Complete rewire and renovation. DNO fuse is currently where the master bedroom will be (upstairs). Client wants it to be moved to a more accessible location downstairs about 15m away depending on the...
  14. S

    Consumer unit under stairs

    Hi, Just after your thoughts on the following- I am running a 25mm armoured from a KLM switch fuse to a consumer unit under the stairs in a domestic property. I intend to gland into a joint box and take 6181Y meter tails to the consumer unit. Under the 18th a edition the consumer unit needs to...
  15. sajeel

    solar panel connect directly to consumer

    Have a client with solar panel setup with batteries fitted, they have asked if possible to store the electrical energy and then use for lighting, i was thinking of using a contactor or changeover switch as cannot feed both power sources into 1 lighting circuit all your replies and suggestions...
  16. S

    What type of consumer unit is this?

    Hi I have seen a few of these they fit flush inside a electrical cupboard I’ve seen Wylex and Crabtree . I’m changing this db but can’t find the name for these style of boards
  17. D

    The new build consumer unit of the future and beyond...

    3 phase , surge , afdd , rcd , dab radio , built in espresso machine
  18. A

    New metal 2 way unit fed from old Plastic 10 way consumer - Ok or not ?

    Hi, I have just had work done but not sure if this is acceptable as i am having doubts. I have an existing 10 way 'Plastic' consumer unit, fitted in 2004. Electrician has now added a new 2 way METAL unit to feed the dormer Ring mains and Lights & the tails are fed to inside the old 10 way...
  19. M

    Domestic How to upgrade really old Service Head, Meter and Consumer Unit

    Hi, I am looking to get an electrician to upgrade my consumer unit and do some work on circuits. At the same time, have been receiving letters from E-On about upgrading to smart meters - this was supposed to happen a few years ago but when they visited, they refused to carry out any work...
  20. V

    Wiring additional consumer units -a design question

    Hi, I've got to put in an additional consumer unit into quite a large property and rather than daisy chaining them back to a single MCB in the main board which is RCD protected, I wondered if this a better solution: The property is served by TNC-S with an isolator switch. Connect new tails into...