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Created On: 30 May 2012 11:38 PM
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 30 May 2012 11:38 PM
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Martynduerden

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What are the current thoughts on the smallest solution for short circuit protection on long tails, I usually use a Wylex CM160 unit, but in this case it is far too big.

I am looking for something like a fused version of the REC2s.

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 31 May 2012 06:55 AM
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jumpinjax

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You could use your REC2 with a 2 way housing with a 63 A mcb or an inline wylex as they use for economy 7 of appropiate size but if you are using swa an adaptable box would have to come in play here. JUst some ideas.
 31 May 2012 06:58 AM
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I have used one of these a few months ago and I can't fault it for what it is!

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CGMSF100.html
 31 May 2012 10:09 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Perhaps something like one of these: http://www.meteorelectrical.co...units_switchfuses.html in a small modular enclosure? There are BS 1361 (sorry BS 88-3) versions about too.
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 31 May 2012 04:37 PM
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Don't forget that you have 3m to put the switch fuse in, so it could go in an adjacent cupboard
 31 May 2012 08:08 PM
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Looks interesting.

What are the terminals like inside?

Thanks.

Clive

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 31 May 2012 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by: AncientMariner



Looks interesting.



What are the terminals like inside?



Thanks.



Clive




For sub 20 quid I was very impressed with it, even though I was fighting 25mm SWA into it through an adaptable box! Double screwed terminals from memory although I could be making that up!
Apparently you can fit it nicely into an external meter box.
 31 May 2012 08:57 PM
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Cheers guys, The TLC switch fuse is still too big.

I was today thinking about just that solution Andy, I think I can fit that in to a MC enclosure for the swa and a separate REC2s for the single isolation point.

Jumpinjax.

Cant really use an MCB for selectivity purposes.

I am on the end of a 6m swa which starts outside I'm sure I could manage to get a connection somewhere else but it would be a bit inappropriately located in this instance.

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 14 July 2012 11:51 PM
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Update.

I ended up using a 3*3 wiska box with a Henley series 7 fuse carrier & 60A fuse sat directly on top.

The Series 7 fuse carrier was a chore to find a supplier but I ended up Here

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 04 December 2012 12:27 PM
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Meteor Electrical ended up selling me a very good product along the lines of a consumer unit switchfuse.
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