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Topic Title: Double pole rcd
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Created On: 22 February 2013 11:52 AM
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 22 February 2013 11:52 AM
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geov

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Can anyone remind me in what situations double pole (as opposed to single pole) rcd protection must be used (caravans come to mind)?

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Edited: 22 February 2013 at 01:50 PM by geov
 22 February 2013 12:24 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Caravans is one, caravan sites is another, and marinas too.

Then there are situations where the N needs to be disconnected - e.g. if an RCD is used as the main switch on a domestic single phase installation.

Where the RCD is downstream of another RCD and it's required to have discrimination between the two in the case of N-E faults.

Where local generation can operate in parallel with the mains (e.g. a PV inverter) and the circuit the generator is connected to also supplies current consuming equipment.

probably a few others too...

- Andy.
 22 February 2013 01:51 PM
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geov

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Thanks Andy, was having a bit of a "blonde" moment!
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