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I need a replacement element for a storage heater labelled as CPEX 1700.

Does anyone recognise this make?

The rating plate does not carry any other identification and there are no badges or logos on the unit. I suspect that this is made in the same factory as one of the more recognisable brands such as Dimplex, Unidaire etc but sold to the contracting trade in an unbadged form.

My electrical wholesalers element suppliers do not recognise the name and internet searches have proved fruitless so it's down to you "on the tools" guys out there.

As a last resort I will remove the element and sketch or photograph it so that an element supplier may be able to identify it from its external appearance and dimensions.

Thanks for reading. :)
 
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sparkyork

can you not just replace it with an element of simlar size etc?
 
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heathelect

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:confused:

I need a replacement element for a storage heater labelled as cpex 1700.

Does anyone recognise this make?

The rating plate does not carry any other identification and there are no badges or logos on the unit. I suspect that this is made in the same factory as one of the more recognisable brands such as dimplex, unidaire etc but sold to the contracting trade in an unbadged form.

My electrical wholesalers element suppliers do not recognise the name and internet searches have proved fruitless so it's down to you "on the tools" guys out there.

As a last resort i will remove the element and sketch or photograph it so that an element supplier may be able to identify it from its external appearance and dimensions.

Thanks for reading. :)
hiya kaizer i think youll find the elements in storage heaters are mostly all the same !!! Dave
 
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Kaizer

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Thanks sparkyork and heathelect for your very quick responses.

When servicing someone elses equipment we are obliged to source and use manufacturer approved parts, so that has to be the starting point.

If as may transpire in this case, manufacturer is not identifiable and parts not readily available, then it is up to the tradesman's experience and judgement to obtain and fit a suitable alternative. I guess that I will be fitting a compatible part.
 
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Kaizer

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Job sorted.

Took old element out and from dimensions provided on a supplier's website was able to determine that a particular Dimplex element would fit.

Wattage apart, there are physically different sizes of element and more importantly it seems that the biggest difference between them is in the connection method. Tags or rod connections exist and in my heater, with the existing ceramic terminal block only rod connections would fit.

To tie up a loose end in this thread, I did discover on my second visit to the heater that there was tiny and almost indistinct print on the ratings label saying "Manufactured by S.T.L." Still no idea who S.T.L. are, there are 417,000 entries on UK Google for S.T.L., so I didn't bother checking them all out. :)
 
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Kaizer

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Just an additional update.

I have discovered that S.T.I. are Seagoe Technologies Ltd, based in Northern Ireland, they are apparently responsible for the production of about 70% of the world storage heaters and that includes at least some of the Dimplex branded units.
 
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