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Topic Title: REC2S Isolator
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Created On: 02 October 2017 10:27 PM
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 REC2S Isolator   - ccarmock - 02 October 2017 10:27 PM  
 REC2S Isolator   - UKPN - 02 October 2017 10:57 PM  
 REC2S Isolator   - alancapon - 02 October 2017 11:02 PM  
 REC2S Isolator   - AJJewsbury - 03 October 2017 08:36 AM  
 REC2S Isolator   - AJJewsbury - 03 October 2017 08:42 AM  
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 02 October 2017 10:27 PM
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ccarmock

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With Amendment 3 requiring consumer units or similar switchgear to be in a cabinet or enclosure of non combustible material, does this mean the Wylex REC2S is no longer suitable for use unless it is in a separate non combustible cabinet?

Unlike consumer units I don't see a metal version of the REC2S
 02 October 2017 10:57 PM
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UKPN

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Isolators at the meter position are suppliers/DNO responsibility. They are installed and maintained accordingly. Thankfully we are not constrained by a guide book which changes its "requirements" like the wind.

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 02 October 2017 11:02 PM
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alancapon

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Originally posted by: ccarmock
With Amendment 3 requiring consumer units or similar switchgear to be in a cabinet or enclosure of non combustible material, does this mean the Wylex REC2S is no longer suitable for use unless it is in a separate non combustible cabinet? . . .

No, because it does not meet BS7671's definition of a consumer unit. An RCD in its own enclosure doesn't meet the definition either.

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 03 October 2017 08:36 AM
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AJJewsbury

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because it does not meet BS7671's definition of a consumer unit. An RCD in its own enclosure doesn't meet the definition either.

Agreed - and to be clear - it doesn't meet BS 7671's definition of "switchgear" either - so it can't fall under the 'similar switchgear' heading either.
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 03 October 2017 08:42 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Isolators at the meter position are suppliers/DNO responsibility.

Unfortunately, several DNOs/suppliers around the country prefer not to fit isolators (and/or charge disproportionally large amounts to do so on request) - hence it's reasonably common for REC2s etc to be fitted by consumer's electricians on the consumer's side of the demarcation point.
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