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bobby101

Hi all i am trying to complete a report and i am unsure where to find the regulation Number that reflects the problem of having a diffrent type of mcb in a DB the only one i think complies is 410.3.8 but this doesnt reflect the issue any ideas

my second question is this my work is requsting that i have the 2330 qualification...what the heck is this qualification im already a 17th edition qualified with the 2391 doing testing why would i require this any ideas...
 
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No regulation covering a different OCPD in a DB as long as it doesn't impair the IP rating of the equipment. Although manufacturers instructions may say only to use certain OCPDs in their equipment.

As for your qualifications that is for you employer too decide what you need, be best asking him about it. Here is a link to what they are asking you to get. City and Guilds 2330 Qualification Information
 

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manufacturers stipulate that only their own breakers are used in their boards. it's not a reg. as such, but if the CU were to catch fire with a non-manufacturers MCB fitted, then they will wriggle out of paying out. almost like insurance companies. any excuse to get out of paying.
 

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421.1.1 states that for fire prevention due to the heat build up from electrical equipment you should also follow the manufactures instructions.
The manufacturer states you should only use their equipment in their CUs and I am sure it is only for safety!
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It is purely and simply so that they make money if you use their bits. A BS60898 mcb meets the appropriate british standard, and so long as it fits properly you can use it irrespective of make. In most cases though it is easier to fit original equipment, but any port in a storm will do.

Cheers..............Howard
 
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