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Being a tad lazy but have just looked at a 4 way board change.

Seems a bit silly to install a 3 + 4 way dual RCD board and I don't like the thought of a single RCD front end either. It made me wonder if there are any CU's on the market with a RCBO "bundle", say 2 x 32A, 1 x 16A and 1 x 6A??

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Never seen them sold as a bundle anywhere.

The last RCBO boards i've done i've got the from Electrical Components Direct and fitted MK CUs from Toolstation
 
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Never seen them sold as a bundle anywhere.

The last RCBO boards i've done i've got the from Electrical Components Direct and fitted MK CUs from Toolstation

Me too. Had to send a few RCBO's back (faulty) but no quibbles. All other ones work well. Great price. Whats your experience with them?
 
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My local Denmans have done offfers on these before, not too sure if it is a national thing so may be worth seeing of one local to you has them in. Think they were around £100ish pound for a 5 or 6 way if I remember correctly. Was their own brand Curve though so not sure of the quality of them.

Just checked they do a 10 C/W main switch and 6 RCBOs for £77.87 plus VAT if you buy 3 or more.

EDIT they do a 5 way with 4 RCBOs for £53.56 plus VAT
 
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Me too. Had to send a few RCBO's back (faulty) but no quibbles. All other ones work well. Great price. Whats your experience with them?

Never had issues with faults regards testing them but had 1 which was damaged, but swapped it no worries.

The screw terminals on them seem better quality than most of the other brands flogging domestic switch gear too.
 
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DILB, have mine (curve) still sitting in garage as did not use it! They are great for the price and not overly bulky to be honest, great price too :)
 
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Plonker 3

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Might try one on my next DB change then and see what they are like, I usually install Wylex but they seem to getting a little expensive at my wholsalers at the moment.
 
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Just checked they do a 10 C/W main switch and 6 RCBOs for £77.87 plus VAT if you buy 3 or more.

EDIT they do a 5 way with 4 RCBOs for £53.56 plus VAT
That's a good price for a CU case, DP isolator, and 4 RCBO'S.... Doubt if you'll even get 2 Schneider (MG) RCBO'S for that money!! ...lol!!

Don't like the dual RCD CU's now't but a compromise. No idea why they call those CU's with unprotected ways a ''high integrity'' CU!! Can't get more high integrity than an all RCBO CU can you?? lol!!! Dam sight easier to fault find too....
 
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I expect having to use RCbos will be in the 18th, call me a cynic
 

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My local Denmans have done offfers on these before, not too sure if it is a national thing so may be worth seeing of one local to you has them in. Think they were around £100ish pound for a 5 or 6 way if I remember correctly. Was their own brand Curve though so not sure of the quality of them.

Just checked they do a 10 C/W main switch and 6 RCBOs for £77.87 plus VAT if you buy 3 or more.

EDIT they do a 5 way with 4 RCBOs for £53.56 plus VAT
Yep, use them. Nice room above and great for small areas on width. No problems to report from me.
Regards, Dave
 

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Have used the Curve board with Rcbos and will use again. Sturdy, easy knockouts and plenty of space.

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I almost hope RCBO boards do become mandatory, hopefully it will bring the prices down. A wylex board with 10 RCBO's costs me over £300 plus extra install time, so £630 board change instead of £350...whos gonna go for that?

I got a cheap one for £180 with 20 RCBO's once. Tradeline was the brand. Worst mistake I ever made. The main switch melted completely and about 5 or 6 breakers failed.
Ok so they will replace em for free but Ive lost about £300 worth of labour and a bit of rep thanks to that. Eventually agreed to repalce every RCBO with contactum. Fortunately the client was more than happy to pay for the new ones (he offered, I didn't ask)
 
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