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hi my name is Gerry and i am putting together the parts required to fit my new shower which is a Triton 8.5 kw electric shower my consumer box is a MEM 2000 AD and i am not sure which RCD to purchase my friend is a sparky and is on holiday in Spain at the moment and i would like to have everything ready for him fit when he returns as he is doing me a favor, could somebody please advise me on the correct one to purchase, and also if possible as i am interested the formula used to work this out, regards Gerry..
 
Drop him an email mate, he can pick it up when he gets home and you can go to the wholesalers.
I'm sure your sparky friend would prefer to be involved so he can make sure it's right
 
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Octopus

You might not be able to get one for the board you have. Hadn't your sparky friend warned you?
 
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thank you just my luck, my friend agreed to do it on the phone just before he left and suggested i get the parts for him but this is the only part i was not sure about until now,and i would not know what to look for on ebay, but thanks for the posts anyway, regards Gerry
 
Worth looking to see if the memra board is split load ? may have a rcd in it already in which case you will just need the MCB ( if you have a spare way)
 
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hi thank you ! i just looked at the box and the mains switch is on the left and there is an rcd on the right does this suggest that it is split. thank you could you please give me your opinion before i purchase anymore equipment. regards Gerry
 
Don't buy anything till your "sparky friend" gets back. It's very easy to get this sort of thing wrong and it'll take ten minutes in the wholesalers with his direction to get right
 

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The consumer units and the spares are reasonable outlays,it would be prudent to curtail the urgency and wait for your spark to decide for you
Its possibly more expensive getting wrong parts that may not be returnable, than the cost of the spark to do the work i
 
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thank you all for your valuable advice, i agree i was just trying to save some time and have everything ready, regards Gerry
 
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Ben Grant

Correct me if im wrong guys, but MEM are very similar to MK and eaton. MK mcb's and MK RCBO's will both very likely fit in the consumer unit. Recommend the MCB on the RCD side of the split load board as RCBO's take up space and getting a 6.0mm conductor or greater in could be tricky. (thinking of your sparky friend)
 
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Octopus

Correct me if im wrong guys, but MEM are very similar to MK and eaton. MK mcb's and MK RCBO's will both very likely fit in the consumer unit. Recommend the MCB on the RCD side of the split load board as RCBO's take up space and getting a 6.0mm conductor or greater in could be tricky. (thinking of your sparky friend)
Mixing MCB's in different CU types is not recommended by any manufacturer. Only your "friendly" spark can advise you as to the cable, breaker, rcd, etc etc.
 
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thank Ben i will show him this thread when he returns from Spain it might help him, i wanted to get the parts for him cos i live in the country about 300 miles from the town where you buy these things but it wont help if i get the wrong thing will it, i do find electrical installation interesting and would love to learn but getting a bit old now i think, regards Gerry
 
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Ben Grant

Newlec is same as wylex. contactu is same as BG. Same manufacturer different name
 
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