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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 circuits so basically 6 lives, 6 neutrals and 6 earths. Tails I can reroute to new board. I haven't used this sort of setup before and just had a look on rs online. They have some suitable stuff but about a million different parts to sort through. Wondering if anyone has any favourite gear they could recommend rather than me getting a load of old rubbish and finding out the hard way. Thanks in advance
 
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I always use Rittal gear and Weidmuller for terminals. Not the cheapest option though.
 

robd

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Thanks Rob will take a look
 

robd

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(Tin hat on)

Wagos in a wiska box
Did think that but thought din rail would be a neater job.
 
I tend to agree Dave

such a small job would be a 'grab what you have' kind of situation

If the OP had 30-40 circuits to extend then you would warrant a bit of searching to find the right sized product to do a pukka job

But in all honesty I just keep various small plastic boxes in my garage and would just grab one of those for 6 circuits and a hand full of wagos.
 

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(Tin hat on)

Wagos in a wiska box
Did think that but thought din rail would be a neater job.
Wagos in a din rail mount ?

 

robd

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Andy78

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Never seen these before where did you get them??
I sent off once for free samples. They've arrived three times now :D

They are available from quite a few websites, wago 221-500 for use with wago 221 lever connectors.
 

Charlie_

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I’ve tried many different makes for din rail terminals..
The only ones that I use now are the wago top jobs.
Such a huge variety to choose from and the common links are fiddle to insert.
Come in singles, doubles, trebles so very economical on space
 

Taylortwocities

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I doo like the look of the WAGO/DIN mounts though. I must invent a reason to use some. !
 

GBDamo

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For a small job like this I use whatever my wholesaler keeps on the shelf.
So much agreement.

You can lose hour of your life look in on RS as din terminals and connectors, I know I've done it.

Just make sure they're rated for the larger circuits.
 

robd

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cheap alternative. cost in total about £15

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Tbh that's what I had in mind but have never used that sort of set up before I understand the dinrail are the connectors just called din rail connectors? I've seen them colour coded on other people's work before as well but that in the picture is pretty much what I was thinking.
 

Charlie_

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Ahhh RS components..
Remember the joy of all them catalogues coming through the post?
Flicking through those pages, looking at all those new products and then putting them pride of place on the workshop shelves..
Just no fun now with the internet
 

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Ahhh RS components..
Remember the joy of all them catalogues coming through the post?
Flicking through those pages, looking at all those new products and then putting them pride of place on the workshop shelves..
Just no fun now with the internet
Same with Maplin catalogues back in the 80s.
 

David Prosser

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Ahhh The Perelli calendars
Remember the joy of all them calendars coming through the post?
Flicking through those pages, looking at all those new products and then putting them pride of place on the workshop shelves..
Just no fun now with the internet
 
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