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Makavelii

Hello everyone. I have a question regarding my Crabtree fusebox (seems very old).
Can anyone tell me what model it is and if I can get a fuse for a shower that will be installed. I've had a look at it but can't find a model number.
The wiring has been put in place (10mm). The shower will be 10kw.
So i think I will need a 45amp fuse.
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Rockingit

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First glance those look like C50 breakers (as in, NOT a C type 50A). You can still find them around - obsolete electrical do them as do many others, but it would almost certainly be cheaper to change the board completely.
 
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Plonker 3

Could be C50, are you sure its Crabtree, as Dorman Smith series 15 are very similar.
 

overskilled

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Also shower should be RCD'd, if its a new shower then any shower I've fitted in the last few years has stated a requirement for a 30mA RCD to protect the shower circuit. Compliance with manufacturer's instructions...
Spark or a DIYer?
 
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Engineer54

Do as Rockingit suggests and replace the old CU for a modern RCD protected CU!!
Those old rebadged Yank black/brown bakelite MCB's are totally inappropriate for domestic installations even when they were new!! Out and out Crap with a capital C!!
 
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