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I have just heard that Lewden / Control Gear Direct have stopped producing their circuit protective devices as of 13th May, is this anything anyone else has heard of or can confirm?
I have used a fair number of their consumer units and RCBOs and will be nonplussed if I now have to tell customers I cannot get parts for them.
Presumably stock will be available for a while but it will be a nuisance if it is correct.
 
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HI Richard,

We haven't heard anything. I'll let you know if we do.

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I would be a bit annoyed too. Where did this info come from Richard ?
I would be surprised to be honest as they have just spent the last couple of years rebranding it all, making it widely available, and bringing out spd ranges for the 18th edition. Wholesalers have been talking about new populated rcbo CU deals lately too.
 
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The control gear website vanished a couple of months ago..... So something may be afoot.....
 
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just emailed Lewden and got a really quick reply which was nice, the control gear site got closed as they merged head office into Lewden's in Braintree, and all control gear branded stuff will remain available at Denmans
 
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Actually.... Just to add to this... Ordered a control gear switch fuse from denmans today, just opened box and its branded lewden... So perhaps they are phasing out the old branding after all.
 
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Actually.... Just to add to this... Ordered a control gear switch fuse from denmans today, just opened box and its branded lewden... So perhaps they are phasing out the old branding after all.
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I would be a bit annoyed too. Where did this info come from Richard ?
I would be surprised to be honest as they have just spent the last couple of years rebranding it all, making it widely available, and bringing out spd ranges for the 18th edition. Wholesalers have been talking about new populated rcbo CU deals lately too.
I was told in the wholesalers that they had tried to get some Lewden breakers and been informed they were stopping production.

just emailed Lewden and got a really quick reply which was nice, the control gear site got closed as they merged head office into Lewden's in Braintree, and all control gear branded stuff will remain available at Denmans
I assume that the wholesaler heard "head office closing down" and assumed the worst. Thanks for following up. I think most of the stuff I have is now Lewden branded. Luckily the manufacturer does permit mixing of their own breakers, probably.

And breathe....
 
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Old thread but an update. The old Lewden Mcb’s have been replaced with a new design that does not fit the old design. The buzz bar termination is approx 5 mm further back so in order to fit you would have to bend the buzz bar.
denmans have informed me theyhave some old stock left but once they are gone there Gone.
Really annoying.
I needed a C20 mcb and non of the older design was available.
the board I needed the mcb for is only 2 years old. Do have to swap the board. Ridiculous. Surely Lewden need to carry on producing parts for several years after selling the boards for such instances as this. Car manufacturers do this with discontinues ranges of car.
 
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@Paignton pete I think your denmans may have given you lewden 3 phase mcbs, they dont line up with single phase, I've literally only just had some new type A lewden RCBOS last week and they line up with older stuff
 
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