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Topic Title: 2 Row metal clad consumer unit
Topic Summary: Hager ?
Created On: 02 December 2013 08:29 PM
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 02 December 2013 08:29 PM
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Ampman

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Evening ,

Looking for a 2 row consumer unit metal clad hager do one but i cant find a stockists .

I need to make a swa off in the bottom so metal clad a must really .

Would others not bother making the end off & just put it in a stuffing gland ?

The other end will defo be made off correctly into metal clad switch fuse .

If i can do the stuffing gland way then it will be easier to soure a 2 row consumer unit any body got any recommendations ?

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 02 December 2013 09:01 PM
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delta1

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Might seem a daft question, but can you not go into an adaptable box before the board?

Kind regards
 02 December 2013 09:01 PM
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Grumpy

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Unless there's a compelling reason for a meta CU can't you just make off the SWA in an adaptable box adjacent to the CU and run the cores straight in?
 02 December 2013 09:02 PM
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Grumpy

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Too slow Joe again!
 02 December 2013 09:02 PM
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prophet

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I'm fitting one this week and have ordered a Hager IP55 garage consumer unit.

They're strong enough not to warp when you gland the armoured into it.

Tom

Edit: Ah read the OP wrong. I was thinking 2 way

Edited: 02 December 2013 at 10:18 PM by prophet
 02 December 2013 09:10 PM
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primo

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I recently used a two row Contactum metal CU and was very impressed with it. I don't usually use Contactum but I needed to fit loads of circuits into a narrow space and this board was perfect.
Still only splits the circuits across 2 RCD's and if you wanted to use RCBO's the neutral bar is right in the way whereas the rest of the board has loads of unrestricted height. I'm sure it could be re-configured a little to get around this though!

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CPDS228M.html
 02 December 2013 11:23 PM
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peteTLM

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For a 2 row unit, your choices are: Hager, Merlin gerin, contactum.

Ive fitted a contactum one a few years back (from their current series) and i was quite impressed.

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 02 December 2013 11:42 PM
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largelunchbox

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just fitted a 2 row wylex metal clad today
 03 December 2013 12:24 AM
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sparkiemike

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Fitted one of these a few months ago - did the job!

Wylex High Integrity 34 Way 3 x RCD + Switch
 03 December 2013 01:26 AM
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peteTLM

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Originally posted by: sparkiemike

Fitted one of these a few months ago - did the job!



Wylex High Integrity 34 Way 3 x RCD + Switch


Thats a tad bit overpriced considering its 3 times the contactum price for one and doesnt say 'merlin gerin' on the front.

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 03 December 2013 10:34 PM
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It gave me the configuration I wanted, and I am not a huge fan of Contactum. I think MG would have been a lot more
 04 December 2013 07:41 PM
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mitten

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crabtree starbreaker everytime
fit about 3 every year
mk is very poor, two boards bolted together

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 04 December 2013 09:11 PM
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Legh

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Originally posted by: mitten

crabtree starbreaker everytime

fit about 3 every year

mk is very poor, two boards bolted together


Yes, I'd agree
Crabtree Starbreaker bare bones m/c box.
Reasonably solid when all the holes are drilled in the top and bottom plates and is screwed back together.

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