1. T

    Bs number for this old Wylex mainswitch??

    Hi all, anyone point me in the direction of the BS number for this? The mcb’ are BS3871. Many thanks in advance!
  2. EbolaSideRoom

    Wylex MCBs then and now...

    A client has a Wylex NHRS RCD main switch CU with MCBs prefixed NSB. I don’t use or see a lot of Wylex kit; are the newer NHXL prefixed MCBs compatible with this ’board?
  3. steamboatwilly

    Two new Wylex RCDs both failed tests

    Folks, A bit baffled (not difficult) ... added a light switch in a rental this week (empty property so no social distancing issues) and checked the RCD before I signed off. It was a Wylex 80a 30mA and it failed all tests (inc. ramp) so I like-for-like replaced it. The new one also failed all...
  4. A

    Wylex NN CU Breakers NB Type required

    Got a Wylex NN board installed in April 1990, at some point a bigger shower (Bristan Cheer 8.5kW) has been installed leaving the original NB30 Type 2 as a spare with an NB40 breaker being installed to run the larger shower. The NB40 breaker keeps tripping, have established the breaker is the...
  5. P

    Industrial TPN board, Hager or Wylex?

    As currently got sod-all to do, I was thinking about the choice of TPN board for a new set up. It only needs 2-3 three phase circuits and around a dozen single phase, total well below 100A, so initially our sparky had suggested something like the Wylex NHTN12MR 12-way board as ample and his...
  6. A

    Wylex ranges

    Wondering if someone can help, I have an old surplus of wylex/crabtree rcbos. They are identical in moulding. I wanted to use them up in my new extension rather than for a customer because the mix match branding on them. I've ordered a new wylex nm range db and although the sit perfectly on the...
  7. G

    Wylex cat no. 104 - 45 amp switched fuse replacement

    One of these: RS/104 | Wylex 45A Fuse Switch Disconnector, 240V | RS Components - https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/fuse-switches/1993925/ is in my kitchen and recently got smashed by someone dropping a very heavy chopping board. The insides look ok but the housing is now useless. The switched...
  8. A

    New Single Module AFDD from Wylex is Launched

    Just saw this I know loads of people say they do not work etc etc but it is good to see a single module. I think i am going to get one and try it out
  9. polo1

    RCBO for Wylex NSB range

    Hi peeps, anyone know if the current Wylex standard size rcbo will fit a board populated with the NSB range of mcbs? If not, anything that does? TIA
  10. J

    Wylex Stotz PSB 63A MCB

    Does anybody know where I can source an old style Wylex PSB 63A SP MCB? It's to fit an existing 3 Phase Distribution Board with fork style busbar. Thanks in advance.
  11. M

    Wylex Type A or above rcd/rcbo... where to find them?

    I'm a bit stumped, feels like I'm hunting bigfoot. Anyone know a supplier for these?
  12. T

    Crumbling Wylex Fuse Board

    Hi all, hoping to get a couple of grounded (sorry) opinions. Removed a carrier from my old Wylex box. Under the carrier there’s a flash-guard and that’s screwed to a plastic ridge which divides the two contacts. God knows why or how but the plastic ridge sheared off so although you can wedge...
  13. A

    Wylex fuse required in garage

    Hello everyone In my garage, I have an old Wylex Fusebox (see attached) containing a 5 and 15amp fuse. Both of them have now blown which means that they need replacing. From reading around the internet, I understand that I can purchase some Wylex MCB's. I've looked on Screwfix and there's a...
  14. Bubbler Bob

    Upgrading Older Style Wylex Type B MCB's to BS EN 60898

    hanks Hi new member here wishing some advise! I've a 6 Way Consumer Unit with Wylex Type B (WYB Series, BS3871) Push In/Pop Out style MCB's, which is working with no known faults. Utilising 2 x 5A MCB's re front & rear ceiling light circuits, and 2 x 30A MCB's re front & rear power socket...
  15. GBDamo

    Wylex NHTPSH100, What fuse type?

    Can't shut off this switch fuse to see what type of fuse is in it. Needed for EIC. It says 100A but not the type, I'm guessing its a BS88 but would like to know if this is all they take or if they vary, in which case it'll have to be a scheduled shut down. Internet doesn't really give any...
  16. ipd1961

    Tripping issue with Split load Wylex DB

    Got an issue at home, today I got home and found one of the RCD's had tripped on my split load Wylex DB. I tried to reset but it wasn't having it. Switched all MCB's off on the RCD (Call it number 1) that had tripped then reset. All was ok, switched each MCB on and stayed in. Put the kettle on...
  17. L

    For sale: wylex RCD 80A 30mA

    Pallet full available. 24 to a box... Make sensible offers please. Collection or available by post.
  18. Gavin John Hyde

    Demonstration of an AFDD by wylex

    Saw this on youtube part of the GSH channel. Probably the best video to demonstrate an AFDD in use I have seen as of yet, It is a Wylex one and no doubt pricey, i could see the time in a few years where the AFDD and rcbo will all be incorporated into 2 modules and each circuit protected by one...
  19. O

    Wylex MCB Type 2 60 amp

    Good evening people, Next question from a non-sparky. My electrician has asked me to get a 60 amp MCB for a board, he said I would find one on ebay as the board is a few years older. The other MCBs are Wylex Type 2. I can't find a 60 amp Type 2 but I have seen Type 1, can some one tell me what...
  20. Soulcraft Electric

    Alterations to an installation with a 1980s (?) Wylex board protected by a single external RCD

    Just carried out a pre-work survey (older property and I wanted to check it over) for a client that wants a few extra sockets and other bits and bobs. The installation has a 5-way Wylex board (I’m guessing 1980s - white/cream plastic) which has had RCD protection added externally at some point -...
  21. Electron

    Does Wylex RCCB meet Regulations?

    A customer wants a house refurbished. Attached is a photo of the existing Consumer Unit. three circuits are protected by an RCCB (an old type of RCD) and two aren't. I have recommended a new Consumer Unit with full RCD protection. Is there any way the existing can be made to conform?
  22. L

    Wylex Old Style HRC 60 amp fuses?

    Apologies for newbie question- I'm only an occasional sparky and get stumped by these things from time to time- What's the best way to get hold of these old Wylex fuses? I presume they're not made any more like this? Hope this picture comes over OK....
  23. Gavin John Hyde

    Useful leaflet from wylex about 18th edition

    Had this in an email from Wylex, might be useful to people as it summarises some of the changes in the 18th edition quite well. things might change but from what I have heard industry and a lot of the various bodies pretty much know whats staying and going from the draft but cant officially say.
  24. D

    Clear reasons why to change old wylex rewireable fuse board keeps poppin up sick of lookog like I'm

    See wylex boards do they need to be changed and need de clear advise the customers always re luctant an my advice and answers seems unconvincing. What reasons wwhy and de advice
  25. happysteve

    Wylex miniature RCBO with switched neutral

    Ooh, interesting.... www.wylexreasons.co.uk I wonder when they'll be available... Edit: link to PDF about them
  26. M

    old wylex skelton unit, mystery accessory identification help

    Hi attached picture shows a 1975 wylex consumer board in a flat we are in process of buying. Doing a bit of research whilst waiting for the paperwork to get sorted. Found plenty of information on how to add a new skeleton board in and quite a few pictures of same old board. but none so far with...
  27. Dave301

    Wylex NB20 type 2 rcbo replacement

    Does anyone know if there is a replacement for the wylex NB type 2s. I need to add rcd protection to an existing circuit but unsure if there is an rcbo that will replace it or do I fit a separate rcd?
  28. P

    Old Wylex 6 way fuse board cover want

    Hi All I'm looking for an old cover, cream if anyone has one kicking around. Have an old Wylex unit on a renovation project working on and know the board should probably be changed but over budget! Happy to send some beer tokens if anyone has one. 6 way. Cheers Pauly
  29. T

    KWh meter din rail mounted for wylex board

    Hi so any ideas on din mounted MID rated single phase kwh meter? I am required to fit a meter for sockets in a unit. At the moment the sockets are fed from a 32a mcb in a wylex plastic D.B. older type. See photo. All suggestions treated in confidence and will be touted as my own brilliant idea...
  30. JK-Electrical

    Urgently Wanted: 2 x Wylex 4-Way Dark Grey Fuse Covers

    I'm looking for 2 x Wylex 4-way fuse covers in dark grey. I've searched the Internet in the hope of finding some, but haven't had any joy. If anyone has any of these covers going spare, please get in touch. I'll cover your postage costs and make a donation to your drinking fund. :D
  31. Midwest

    Wylex NMX Consummer Unit

    I see that Wylex have introduced a newer A3 NMX CU, with slightly more pleasing lines than their NM range; Wylex E-catalogue - http://www.voltimum.co.uk/e-catalogue/brand/wylex Rear cable entry only available (for even more smooth lines), double screw main tails terminals and two pole (two...
  32. I

    Replacement for Wylex NSB 40 Type 2 ?

    hi need to replace a Wylex NSB 40 Type 2 (BS3871) (it has the orange dollie) will a Wylex NHXb be a straight swap ?
  33. D

    Wylex 100A TP&N Switched Fuse

    Looking for interest on here before listing on eBay. Wylex 100A TP&N Switched Fuse with fuse links. Brand New Pickup or Delivery offered
  34. R

    Wylex fuseboard history....

    Evening all Could anyone tell me a rough timeline on old Wylex fuseboards.... The brown ones, the wooden base ones, the ones with the insulated backs... the cream coloured ones... any info would be appreciated Thanks
  35. P

    SCC rating ...

    Hi All In the process of entering data for a recent EICR and could do with a little help to fill in a blank field ... Short Circuit Current Rating for ... a Wylex 100A 100mA DP RCD BS4293 not time delayed. I did look when on site, but couldn't spot it on the device, front or sides and don't...
  36. A

    Consumer unit change

    Hi guys just wondering if someone can clear something up? Been to look at a consumer unit change, but old one is located in the meter cupboard. I have heard in the past that consumer units can't be placed in the meter cupboard. Just wondering as I am replacing and cables go there, can I just...
  37. J

    csa of wylex rcd live and neutral link cables

    Due to a burnt out 80a rcd on a wylex split board consumer unit, the consumer unit now only has one 80a rcd which all circuits (mcbs) are wired to, so a new 80a rcd has been bought to reinstate the split board. The issue is that the original live and neutral cables that linked the mcbs together...
  38. M

    Legal action Wylex/Electrium because of recalled MCB's

    Does anybody have any information about any legal action (whether concluded or on-going) against Electrium/Wylex because of their recalled MCB's? Thanks!
  39. D

    dual RCD CU unusual tripping

    HELLO ALL i am changing over a cu. i have conducted basic testing before deciding to change over to a dual RCD wylex 17th ed board. The board's RCDs and main switch were prewired. The neutral cable comes out of one rcd and into another and out again from the same terminal and directly back...
  40. C

    Various RCBO's surplus to requirements! Unused and boxed.

    I've been having a clear out and I've various RCBO's that are surplus to requirements now. They are as follows; Crabtree Starbreaker, 2 x 16A type B 30mA, 2 x 6A type C 30mA. Square D, 1 x 16A type B 30mA. Schneider, 1 x 16A type B 30mA. Hager, 5 x 6A type B 30mA, 3 x 16A type B 30mA, 2 x 20A...