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Topic Title: 12 way fully loaded CPN Con Unit £46 quid...took it back
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Created On: 14 January 2013 06:39 PM
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 14 January 2013 06:39 PM
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antric2

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Evening all,
CPN, usually for the domextic market, are a good unit with solid bar phase and neutral connections and main isolator switch that felt like it was doing the job.
So, when told of the £46 plus vat offer for 12 way fully loaded,I went out and quoted and got a few jobs to do.
Opened 1st one today and what a drop in quality. It looks like they are having them made by someone else.The quality of the internal wiring cable is scandalous and the main isolator feels like it wont last 5 mins so just does not instill any kind of confidence in the unit
I took it back and stuck to my usual Wylex and will just stand the loss in profit for the job.
Will I ever learn!!!!
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Antric
 14 January 2013 07:11 PM
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alanblaby

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I've just fitted a Wilts CU with 8 RCBOs today. [1]
£120 inc. vat. Excellent. Load of room inside - they are higher than typical CU's.
I'll be quoting for these every time now - though it isnt much different , I always quote for a 2 RCD CU, or RCBO unit, and of the 10 or so I did last year, only one person wanted the £60 cheaper CU.
Clearly 12 way would be a little more expensive, but worth it I think.

[1] The first time for a very long time in an old house where the RFC r1/2/n readings were just about right - usually there is a loose connection on the old install somewhere when I do a CU change, making my testing take an hour longer.
 17 February 2016 09:03 PM
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leckie

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That's great! Can we all have a free one?
 17 February 2016 09:05 PM
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dp11

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Iburgress, I think the number one gripe with CUs is the lack of space. Can you ask marketing to put photos of the insides on the website.
I suspect they come with an info sheet put that on the web too. The more facts and information the better informed customers will be.
 17 February 2016 09:06 PM
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perspicacious

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It just goes to show who searches and reads the forum..........

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BOD
 17 February 2016 10:42 PM
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hifly

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call me cynical but as they have taken 3 years to respond i believe it's no more than a marketing ploy to get there name out there and associated with amd3 boards for the likes of google etc.

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 17 February 2016 10:56 PM
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broadgage

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