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 18 January 2013 08:34 PM
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What are you guys paying for the following

1p mcb
1p rcbo
3p mcb

24/36way tp&n board

250A incommer in extension

I'm just checking som prices I got for a job feels high..... Even for MG

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 18 January 2013 09:12 PM
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Martyn,

1p mcb 7.33
1p rcbo 46.97
3p mcb 31.93
24w board 375.62

Not sure on the 250a extension


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 18 January 2013 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by: slittle

Martyn,



1p mcb 7.33

1p rcbo 46.97

3p mcb 31.93

24w board 375.62

Not sure on the 250a extension

Stu


Cheers stu I guess it wasn't to bad then....

1p mcb 6.27

1p rcbo 34.00

3p mcb 30.26

24w board 404.00

Mgi2503 in ext enclosure 259.03

I wanted the 2504 but still awaiting costing on that.

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 18 January 2013 10:30 PM
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Still ridiculous. How much is a hager rcbo. About half that. But not half the quality. The enclosures of mg are superior, but when you fill it up with mcb's, rcbo's, etc simply ridiculous. Diminishing returns and all that.
 19 January 2013 02:13 PM
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Oh I'm not sure another that leckie, hager rcbo's are c 24.45 so £10 cheaper mcbs are about the same, but tbh and it's only a personal opinion hager 3ph boards are pretty crap by comparison.

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 19 January 2013 05:19 PM
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The Square D 3ph boards are okay. I've never seen a decent hager be it 3ph or single phase.

(come to think of it haven't square d been bought by Schneider)
 19 January 2013 05:35 PM
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Know one using Wylex?
I recently bought some sp rcbo.s for £27 00,the breakers and incommers are cheaper than MG & the doors do,nt fall off like Sq D.

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 19 January 2013 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by: SKElectrical

The Square D 3ph boards are okay. I've never seen a decent hager be it 3ph or single phase.

(come to think of it haven't square d been bought by Schneider)


Group Schneider re branded MG a couple of years ago, the do own and operate several brands Merlin gerin (formally) Telemecanique, Square D, GET, Mita etc etc

As for Square D, well lets just say never ever again.

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 19 January 2013 05:55 PM
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Wylex are ok, good on price. Apart from the fact RCBOs & MCBs are different for single phase boards than those for three phase boards!
 19 January 2013 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by: colinhaggett

Wylex are ok, good on price. Apart from the fact RCBOs & MCBs are different for single phase boards than those for three phase boards!


I'm sure I could be called a fan boy for MG, I have tried several other TP&N boards including Wylex, I find them a bit flimsy very similar to Crabtree's offering

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 19 January 2013 07:53 PM
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Colin,
Is it an advantage to have different mcb,s for 3 phase boards,so that a 6k mcb is not fit in a 3 phase board?
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 19 January 2013 08:03 PM
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Colin,

Is it an advantage to have different mcb,s for 3 phase boards,so that a 6k mcb is not fit in a 3 phase board?

Regards,
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I think he was suggesting it was a pain - which it is!

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 19 January 2013 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by: Martynduerden

Originally posted by: hertzal123



Colin,



Is it an advantage to have different mcb,s for 3 phase boards,so that a 6k mcb is not fit in a 3 phase board?



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I think he was suggesting it was a pain - which it is!


Correct nearly got caught out with some RCBO's from the wholesaler!

 19 January 2013 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by: Martynduerden

Originally posted by: colinhaggett



Wylex are ok, good on price. Apart from the fact RCBOs & MCBs are different for single phase boards than those for three phase boards!




I'm sure I could be called a fan boy for MG, I have tried several other TP&N boards including Wylex, I find them a bit flimsy very similar to Crabtree's offering


My eddies has the crabtree and the wylex on display next to each other. They are exacty the same board with a different badge. We done a price comparison between the brands which was interesting too ;-)


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 19 January 2013 10:19 PM
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im talking 3 ph here.
It goes without saying that we would all prefer to work with MG.
As for wylex - come on, their DBs are huge for the amount of MCBs they can accommodate.

I've never purchased Square D, but I have fitted a few.
 20 January 2013 12:00 AM
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Mg is good if your doing high end commerical or data centres as the range is so large with things like changeover swicthes for multiple supplies with interlocking keys and all that jazz

But for most stuff I use exclusively harder and it's ace

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 20 January 2013 01:26 PM
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I wanted the 2504 but still awaiting costing on that


You'll be taking any suitable actions if you have independantly operating UPS or similar equipment downstream I guess Martyn - switching that neutral in some circumstances isn't at all helpful to safety.

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 20 January 2013 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by: OMS

I wanted the 2504 but still awaiting costing on that


You'll be taking any suitable actions if you have independantly operating UPS or similar equipment downstream I guess Martyn - switching that neutral in some circumstances isn't at all helpful to safety.

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Somehow I don't think that is going to be an issue...😜

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 20 January 2013 03:41 PM
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OK - just a word to the wise in that case - I've seen too many cases of a designers desire to go for 4 pole in the belief it's safer become totally unglued once UPS with solid neutral references are involved.

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