Vojin RCDs will also trip if too much current returns via the Neutral, something associated with shared neutrals. Yes, my password is: You would spend more lucrative time just visually inspecting all your garden stuff. Symptoms are this Peter p There is a dedicated mcb for the garden The circuit was installed from new some 5 years ago. TBH I think you are better getting someone in for this. The ends of the supply wire temporarily terminated by a choc box connector At present still tripping in that state but yesterday when reconnected to the socket worked for approximately 6 lkadstar without tripping anything then mid evening Unusual for an MCB to fail, are you sure its not overloaded. Perhaps the UV got to it?
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I was not thinking when writing thread sorry but thanks for highlighting it!! There are many types of non combustible material however. I drabtree now get an expert in and see what can be found. Alun Tom likes this. The cable runs are enclosed in plastic trunking so it should not be affected by vermin!!!!
An enclosure means the box, cover, door, hinges, handle and any components required to maintain the integrity of the unit. Does not see daylight! The consumer unit enclosure must be manufactured from a non. As other poster said that aint the neutral bar it is the LIVE busbar.
Not likely to be mcb at fault. The immediate risk in any individual property is low, however Electrium is undertaking a free retrofit of replacement parts in all affected premises. An enclosure loadstxr the box, cover, door, hinges, handle and any.
What about Cable Entry? Perhaps the UV got to it? Today checked again and this time mcb did not trip rcd when switched back on. Alun Tom and unphased like this. The ends of the supply wire temporarily terminated by a choc box connector At present still tripping in that state but yesterday when reconnected to the socket worked for approximately 6 hours without tripping anything then mid evening Typical cabinets are meter cabinets that are normally built.
The screw is already loose. This guide to Loadstar consumer units is not intended as a substitute for the standards and regulations. Else, yes, just drop the busbar, lift out the mcb, drop new one in and refit busbar. Hi spinlondon thanks cable fully enclosed. What are Domestic Household Premises? Similar switchgear is switchgear that is used for the same.
This can lead to a potential risk of burning, in a small number of installations. Skip to main content. The circuit loastar just one twin and earth going directly from mcb to a twin 13a socket which has now been disconnected! Yes, my password is: Have you had any little furry visitors having a chew at the cable?
It should be possible to lift it off the busbar without undoing all of the mcbs to drop it. Share This Page Tweet. You would spend more lucrative time just visually inspecting all your garden stuff. Usually caused by some or all the current leaking to Earth due to a short on either the live or Neutral conductors. TBH I think you are better getting someone in for this. It has come to our attention that a very small number of Electrium Miniature Circuit Breakers, sold under the brand names Wylex, Crabtree Loadstar only and Volex, are not performing to the required characteristics.
I have a Crabtree Loadstar cu that was installed some five years ago. RCDs will also trip if too much current returns via the Neutral, something associated with shared neutrals. There is no issue re moisture as this is all in the dry As mcb Has anyone seen this typ3 of thing before?
Alun TomApr 26, It probably easier if you take the bus bar out but when you put it back make sure none of the clamps miss the prong and just tighten up on themselves. Loadstar all metal cased meter cabinet consumer units have complete non crwbtree enclosures and are designed specifically for use in meter cabinets to maintain integrity of the assembly and minimise flames escaping.
RCD trip due to there being a difference in the current going loaddstar through the live and the current returning through the Neutral. Unusual for an MCB to fail, are you sure its not overloaded. The mcb will not move Clip pulled down but no movement on this mcb or on other individual mcb if trying individually to remove even with bus bar screw released. If you have purchased or installed any of the product listed above, between the dates shown please visit our dedicated web page for assistance:.
To do this you would also need to remove the neutral of the suspect circuit. Important Notice Electrium — Product Recall It has come to our attention that a very small number of Electrium Miniature Circuit Breakers, sold under the brand names Wylex, Crabtree Loadstar only and Volex, are not performing to the required characteristics.
Placed a light attachment to one of the sockets and all was well for some 5 or so hours. As usual good workmanship and proper materials should be applied to all installation work, consumer units must be installed to achieve IP4X on the top elevation regulation Thought it was the pump. TOP 10 Related.
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