1. M

    2 module enclosure

    I am not sure if this is acceptable? If I am using a 2 module enclosure for 2 MCBs both fed from a MCB in the main consumer unit. Would I have to use a busbar inside the 2 module enclosure or would it be ok to have a cable link at the bottom of the MCBs. I have heard people say this is a nono...
  2. Baddegg

    Din rail enclosure recommendations

    Need to move a CU up approx 9 inches.....was thinking din rail enclosure with wagos, never done it before so was after some recommendations and advice 😁
  3. B

    IP rated enclosure

    How would you guys go about coding damage to IP rated enclosures have some boxes at a local tip for controls, have 1 that’s door is cracked and has gaffer tape round enclosure doesn’t look to be any ingress inside, and 1 that’s on a stake but the bottom inserts have pulled through held with...
  4. T

    Enclosure used as earth

    Hi all, question regarding earthing in hazardous areas distribution panels. The issue is that on most equipment in hazardous areas they use the metal of the enclosure as the earth so if a threaded entry and metal enclosure no need for internal earth cable, like wise if going through a clearance...
  5. robd

    Din rail enclosure advice please

    Morning all Just looked at a job where the consumer unit is moving, can't move the legs without a great deal of upheaval so looking at using an enclosure to extend the legs through the wall to the new position. I would like to use an enclosure with a dinrail and dinrail connectors, there are 6...
  6. M

    Ferrous enclosure termination example

    Hello all, visit to site today to see in an install of a 315A 400V supply to a machine. Client mentioned previously they were going to use single core AWA cables from the distribution board to the machine so I advised them amongst other things to factor reg 525.1 and how they terminate the...
  7. M

    External metering enclosure

    Folks Could you suggest an fused isolator of choice, to install in a recessed external metering cubicle, in a domestic installation, this will be required to terminate a 25mm SWA I am unsure of how much space I can utilise of the standard enclosure, not to encroach on the DNO cut-out and meter...
  8. gazdkw82

    Shower RCD enclosure options

    Need to add an RCD to a shower installation. No options to add in the consumer unit so I'm going to add RCD via an enclosure but I'm struggling to find a nice small enclosure that is of a brand Iv actually heard. Most of them are chint, Europa and other brands....Wylex do a small 3 way ip65...
  9. P

    Small Metal enclosure for door entry power supply

    Hi all, I am hoping someone has already had this problem and can suggest a solution. Last minute decision by client to have an electronic release on a door means we have to mount the power supply (bell systems 340c) on the wall in a public space so it needs to go in a metal enclosure. PSU...
  10. M

    Electrical enclosure build

    Please can someone point me towards a beginners guide to wiring up simple enclosures. I have built a small recirculating water system which consists of a pump, heater, flow switch, thermocouple and temperature controller. I would like to build the control box that will operate the system...
  11. B

    Enclosure advice for external cables

    Hi All Have a friend who has had a CCTV system installed but they have installed cables on external wall which could quite easily be cut. Put my foot in it and have said it should be in a conduit or it would be easy to vandalize. Guy who done it doesnt want to know. Now he's asked me if I...
  12. leep82

    Seperate RCD enclosure

    Ive recently been out to look at a kitchen refurb, where a split load mem memera 200 consumer unit is installed. The ring final circuit supplying the kitchen has 30mA RCD protection, no issues here. My issue is the oven supply. The OCPD is a 32a cartridge fuse which is on the non RCD side of the...
  13. lurch

    Rating factor within an enclosure?

    I seem to recall there is a rating factor that can be used within an enclosure effectively uprating the current capacity of the cable. Does any one know what this is and can it be found in BS7671 or is this a rule of thumb (?) for switchboard manufacturers?
  14. haptism

    Stand alone rcd enclosure, metal or plastic

    Hi all; a stand alone RCD enclosure, is this classed as "similar switchgear assemblies" in regards to reg 421.1.201 and so needs to be made of metal ? Im considering that a stand alone RCD and its enclosure might have a different BS number and so might not apply to this reg ? Anyone know...
  15. L

    NEMA 12 Enclosure from Saginaw

    Is there any time that a NEMA 12 enclosure can be used outside? I know its an indoor enclosure, but the prints are calling for it and its outside in a ball field. It clearly calls for a Saginaw NEMA 12 enclosure. Just wondering if I am missing something...
  16. S

    just live & S/L conductors in a metal enclosure ?

    Hi I am installing a Teletask Micros+ metal enclosure Is it ok to bring just Live and SW Live conductors though a 400mm by 20mm slot cut in the rear of the enclosure ( sometimes cut in the base ) I know I have to bring L N CPC conductors through the same hole but the N and the CPC conductors...
  17. G

    tails into consumer unit enclosure

    Went on a job today to an HMO to replace a broken cctv camera outside. the landlord of the house is too tight with his wallet to change the consumer unit to an Amendment 3 metal CU. instead he has enclosed the old wylex plastic CU into a metal enclosure. although he is willing to fork out on...
  18. S

    TT System 100ma S Type Housing

    Hi, Got a Domestic TT system which needs a new 100ma S Type RCD. What are your thoughts on this being placed in an Insulated or metal enclosure? It is not in an external meter cupboard so falls under 421.1.201 (within domestic). Thanks,
  19. A

    Moving Consumer unit

    I have to move a Consumer unit approximately 6 mts. Had suggestion buy NAPIT technical to fit enclosure with terminal rail and terminals and then extend cables to new consumer unit. As the enclosure will not be readily available the terminal method would not be Maintenance Free. (If there was a...
  20. J

    Electric enclosure inner empty space (in the bottom)

    Hi! My name is James. I am starting a company which will build a device for your fuse box. I would like to know, how much empty space you have in your fuse box, to install additional device there, like 10cm x 10cm. Also, maybe someone has any statistics of this not in UK. Will appreciate your help!
  21. Wes1000

    Home automation system enclosures

    hi guys, I'm looking for someone with some experience with home automation systems to give some advice on the enclosures. I haven't fitted any before and wondered if they, when fitted in to a din rail enclosure/cabinet, would fall under the catch all of 'switch gear' and have to be fitted in a...
  22. V

    Domestic Junction Box for Extending Old Wired Fuse Board

    I went to look at a job the other day for a customer to install a Hot Tub supply in the garden. Whilst there I found that an 'electrician' in the past had extended all the cables down from where an old wired fuse board used to be located to an RCD protected CU. It was basically a bodge where...
  23. Soulsurfer

    Mains move possibly ?

    Hey all, just been to see a client ref possible full rewire ( she would prefer just odd cabling changed i.e. odd ring legs etc... ) and during she mentioned where service comes in the property just in lobby/hallway into usual cupboard kind of affair. Basically she has a staircase like almost...
  24. happyhippydad

    Which unit/enclosure to house upfront RCD?

    Evening.. Just looking at a CU change on a TT. I'd like to put a 100mA S type RCD before the CU. Is a 2 way (4 spaces) amd 3 metal board my only option? Its a bit big!
  25. F

    Cutting Slots In In Metal Dist Boards

    hi lads what ru using to cut slots in metal dist boards consumer unit my old jigsaw has justgiven up on me many thanks paul
  26. G

    Earthing inside a submain panel from main swa incomer

    OK, going to keep this short. Supply is 150mm 4 core SWA, with NO supplymentary earth ( calcs done by others, ) QUESTION IS. Do you NEED to run an earth ( is it a regulation) from banjo on inside to earthing terminal inside board. Common sense and a simple ohms continuity test (0.01 ohms)...
  27. E

    Heating system wiring

    Im just in the process of installing a large heating / hot water system in a restaurant / bar and need some advice on selection of gear for wiring it. I would really like to have everything going back to a main "din rail" enclosure. I need to install relays in the system as I have 6 motorised...
  28. jibjob

    Boiler in bathroom EICR code

    Hi Guys, Came across this today in what seems like a newly refurbished bathroom. As you can see from the picture (hopefully) is that the boiler is less than 600mm from the edge of the shower enclosure. Not sure what the IP rating of the boiler is but the adjacent switched connection unit &...
  29. G

    Eicr Code

    6mm singles from 100a TP 60947-2 in a main panel to an adcent enclosure to a 16a 60898-D Tp, then 6mm leaving this to air con units. Would you code 2 the 6mm singles from the 100a 60947-2? As exceeds current carrying capacity?. Or because the 6mm singles are less than 3 metres to the enclosure...
  30. S

    3 Phase in a small house! lol

    My handy work connecting 3 consumer units in a house full of storage heaters! lol First for me seeing 3 phase in a domestic house.
  31. R

    some nice work

    Hi just thought i would show you guys some photos of the work iam trying to replace.Photo 1 is 4core 35sq mains feed to 2 storey office block, no2 is i.5 feeding lighting in several offices this is the best photo of the circuit the rest contain old rubber,single pvc only surface,conectors...
  32. B

    Street lighting RCD

    Im looking at a new install of a number of LED columns and ELV ground up lights I was after some advice on the requirements for RCD protection. Thanks
  33. S

    Domestic sockets on skirting no backbox

    Hi, Came across some sockets mounted in tall skirting using metal frames screwed to the front of the skirting (trunking adapters?) with no back box. Void behind is hollowed out brick. Pretty sure this is a no no but I can't find the relevant reg, anybody? Cheers s
  34. happyhippydad

    Stand alone RCD's

    Could anyone give me a link to where I can buy a stand alone RCD? I have looked and looked and just find a lot of threads on the subject but cannot find anywhere that sells them. I could just fit an enclosure/din rail but I'd just like to see these stand alone RCD's and make a choice.. In this...
  35. I

    adding of multiple sockets to different rooms on ring main

    hi guys need some advice as to which seems the best way to go. have a customer wants 4 sockets and a shaver point (via 3amp switched fuse spur) adding to existing ring main. Each new socket is located in a seperate room of the bungalowe (spread evenly accross the ring). No current rcd...
  36. driverman

    Eicr enclosure

    Hi guys, I'm not into EICR's but would like to ask your opinions on this situation. GPR enclosure with locked doors. Several SWA cables emerge from ground within the enclosure but glanded in free air. All glands have banjos and locknuts on and are all cross bonded together. The cores from the...
  37. H

    Mobile Unit install - Cable

    Installing sockets in a mobile unit/vehicle. Was going to use T&E but just looked in regs and it says bs6004 "flexible cables should be used". In regards to flexible cables am I right in presuming it must actually be flex cable or should T&E be sufficient? Also installing a mains socket inlet...
  38. W

    Building Transformer in explosion proof enclosure

    Hi, i would like to place a 60kVA 3-Phase Dry Type isolation Transformer into a explosion proof enclosure. but i'm worry about the ventilation inside the explosion proof enclosure for the transformer. Please help. William
  39. W

    Time delayed RCD to protect tails entering a metalclad CU

    Hi Guys, A Metalcad CU is being installed on a TT system in a farm garage. Chances arew things will be rested up against the walls so a Metalclad CU has been chosen to give it protection. All circuits will be protected by 30mA RCD / RCBO. From research it seems a 100mA time delayed RCD will be...
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