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We're about to install a PV system for a customer with health problems. The existing supply meter and CU are located in the back corner of a corner cupboard in the kitchen, to read the supply meter it's neccessary to remove a chunk of cupboard contents and crawl around on the floor to read the supply meter - an unsuitable arrangement. Given the need to provide quartelry generation meter readings, I'd like to offer the customer the option of external installation of the generation meter (just the meter alone), so I'm looking for a small, utility key accessed, surface mount, IP65 box to suit. KMG offers a box with utillity key access but at 360mm x 252mm x 140mm it's a bit larger than I was hoping for. Can anyone suggest a source for something a little samller, ideally around 250mm high, 200mm wide and 100mm deep?

Details of the KMG box are here - http://www.meterboxesdirect.co.uk/u...t-weatherproof-electric-cabinet-360x252mm.pdf
 

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just been on their site and they do one 270x270x140. anfd they're only down at biddle moor, so not far to collect.
 
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just been on their site and they do one 270x270x140. anfd they're only down at biddle moor, so not far to collect.
Unfortunately that box type (EBP0004) is not a hinged door, utillity key opening box - the front screws on with four posi-drive screws, making it unsuitable.
 
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Hi Lightgen

I have one (
JXF-2520/15 - CHINT - STEEL ENCLOSURE, IP65 | CPC) Brand new ,using space in my storage.You can have it 1/2 price if suitable.


 

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How about an adaptable box with clear polycarbonate lid? Then no need to open it to read the meter.
 

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you can get din rail mounted meter so you could mount it in an IP65 rated garage CU (Chint?) give Andy a call at sibert
 
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Hi Lightgen

I have one (
JXF-2520/15 - CHINT - STEEL ENCLOSURE, IP65 | CPC) Brand new ,using space in my storage.You can have it 1/2 price if suitable.

Thanks, however one of the criterion is that the cabinet uses a standard utility key to open - don't want to have to deal with lost keys at some point in the future.
 
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How about an adaptable box with clear polycarbonate lid? Then no need to open it to read the meter.
I had seriously considered that as an option, however, the box will be at the front of the property - an enclosed box will have a lower visual impact.
 
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you can get din rail mounted meter so you could mount it in an IP65 rated garage CU (Chint?) give Andy a call at sibert
Hi worcester, an interesting idea, though probably at the more expensive end of the scale. In the end I went with the small box I first identified and it doesn't look too out of place.
 

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Thanks for coming back and letting us know the outcome.
 
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