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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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SPARTYKUS

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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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Plonker 3

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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.

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
 
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I expect having to use RCbos will be in the 18th, call me a cynic
That will be a while yet, there’s the 17[SUP]th[/SUP] amendments 2 and 3 to come first.
 
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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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Along with retiring the ring main. ;-D
We're supposed to renew the tyres on a ring main? :goofy:
 
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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
i`v seen em upclose (curve)...they dont look to bad....theres plenty of room at the top for accomodating RCBOs n all.....not the case with electrium boards (amongst others)....
 

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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 :)
MKS Can those be bought online,if so have you a link please for these boards
 
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Would love to see RCBOs at around £12-15 - I would fit them all day long at that price.
The split load boards are OK but take out too much during a fault.
Also customers call up and say that they have no lights..... they say they clicked the little thingy up and still nothing.
Ever tried explaining to a homeowner to click up the RCD (I try to say the bigger one with the button).
Had one once where the old lady was so confused with it that she did not want to bother anyone so sat in the dark for a few weeks until her daughter called me!!
 
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SKY, ECD (Electrical components direct). Less than you mention if u buy a few.

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Would love to see RCBOs at around £12-15

As said ECD and if you want a single module double pole rcbo (the ones ECD never have in tock) try SBS (stansfield business services), he does fully assembled units, the last 6 way with main switch & rcbo's cost £106.
 
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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)
My cousin is a mechanic and if they get a faulty part whatever it is they get their labour charge back from the suppliers. I don`t see why it should be any different for us when we install
 
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3 of my local wholesalers are doing RCBOs for £12.50, Chint & CED the boards are terrible but can't fault the RCBOs
 
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3 of my local wholesalers are doing RCBOs for £12.50, Chint & CED the boards are terrible but can't fault the RCBOs
My local sells 'control gear' branded ones for £12.50 each as well. They& their board look a bit rubbish and the main switches are nearly impossible to switch. I'm waiting for feedback from others before i try them :38:

They also sell adaptable boards which look so much better
 

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My cousin is a mechanic and if they get a faulty part whatever it is they get their labour charge back from the suppliers. I don`t see why it should be any different for us when we install
I have always argued this point with the manufacturers to no avail. That would put a stop to the kind of crap that some manufacturers are turning out.
 

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3 of my local wholesalers are doing RCBOs for £12.50, Chint & CED the boards are terrible but can't fault the RCBOs
My local sells 'control gear' branded ones for £12.50 each as well. They& their board look a bit rubbish and the main switches are nearly impossible to switch. I'm waiting for feedback from others before i try them :38:

They also sell adaptable boards which look so much better


Who are the local wholesalers, do they have websites?
 

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What about them cpn rcbo's @ 14.00 each on ebay, do they fit in most boards??? If you know..
 
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