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Hi all! As the title suggests,I’m looking for your recommendations on the best rcbo boards available at a reasonable price. Doing my best to move away from dual rcd boards, but a lot of customers just wont pay the money for Rcbo’s. Any recommendations very welcome.
 
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SJD

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Read the recent posts on Fusebox boards.

 
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Read the recent posts on Fusebox boards.

I follow them on Twitter & Instagram. I know lots of people do rate them, but that’s just what I see on social media, and as we know sometimes things aren’t always as they seem on social media.
 

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i use BG. with the compact RCBOs. good price from screwfix. even better from TLC.
 

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Attached are photos of a couple of Fusebox ones from last week (a 14 way, and a somewhat under-utilized 10 way). The RCBOs are not compact, but at least they don't have trailing earth leads.

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Attached are photos of a couple of Fusebox ones from last week (a 14 way, and a somewhat under-utilized 10 way). The RCBOs are not compact, but at least they don't have trailing earth leads.

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Hi SJD, nice neat boards..

Just wondering what they are like in terms of quality.. Decent cage clamps, x1 and x5 all good results, well placed knockouts (that actually knock out without bending the casing), etc etc..

Your knowledge, or others, on these boards would be appreciated... Ta..
 

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I've been using Lewden for the past couple of years due to them being a cost effective option. Quality is good and reliable.

Hager are still the best that I've used for quality and longevity in my opinion. Expensive in the comparative marketplace though.

I've been putting off using fusebox for a year or so to see how the company shapes up, but it looks like they are achieving stability despite being a fledgling company with massive initial uptake. I might have to have a go soon.

SBS are another contender but have recently undergone changes to the company so we will see how stable they shape up. I really rate the system they have opted for though.

My issues with SBS and fusebox are that mail order only options leave you a bit high and dry sometimes unless you invest in a personal stock. Fusebox are seeping into more and more wholesalers though
 

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@Andy78 You can buy Fusebox from YESSS, not just mail order. YESSS have a nationwide account with the suppliers so any branch can get the stuff in for you. My branch has just taken stock of them after I convinced them to do so.
 

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Just wondering what they are like in terms of quality.. Decent cage clamps, x1 and x5 all good results, well placed knockouts (that actually knock out without bending the casing), etc etc..
Some good points:
  • The "18th edition" versions include surge protection as standard, no longer bother to try and explain it to customers.
  • No messy earth leads for RCBOs.
  • Knockouts are secure until removed, and do knock out easily enough when required.
  • I've found the cage clamps etc OK, not had any problems.
  • Not had any RCBOs fail, all seem to have similar RCD test results (29ms is a common reading both x1 and x5).

Points for improvement:
  • Most of the knockouts top & bottom are 25mm or larger (just two 20mm ones). I'd have liked more 20mm ones, though there is room to put your own holes in.
  • A compact RCBO would be nice.
 

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@Andy78 You can buy Fusebox from YESSS, not just mail order. YESSS have a nationwide account with the suppliers so any branch can get the stuff in for you. My branch has just taken stock of them after I convinced them to do so.
Ah good to know. I have a credit account at my local Yesss but haven't used them in a while.
 
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