Consumer units are where the electricity in homes are controlled and distributed so they are important for any home. They are often found at the point where the electrical supply enters the property. Consumer units aid in the control of the distribution of electricity to the different circuits throughout a property and are the control centre of the electrical supply. Consumer units are vital in any building so whether you’re looking for a metal RCD consumer unit, dual RCD consumer unit or main switch consumer unit we have a range of consumer units to offer along with a choice of accessories that includes circuit breakers and isolators.
Our wide range of 17th edition metal consumer units have a robust design and have been stylishly finished in white polyester powder coating (colour RAL9010) to give the consumer units a more modern style so that they blend more into their environment and so they will not look out of place when installed in new properties in areas such as kitchens, hallways or living rooms. Our robust steel consumer units are all certified and approved standards BSEN61008, BSEN60898 and BSEN61439-3.
The units are also fully compliant with and meet the requirements of the 17th Edition Amendment 3 of the Wiring Regulations. The consumer units have an operating voltage of 230/50 Hz and protection degree of IP40. The 17th edition metal consumer units all have a fully enclosed metal construction body with a drop-down metal lid with hinges at the top for safety. This helps to ensure that the lid is not left open after use in order to prevent a possible fire risk. The metal consumer units contain several circular cable entry knock-outs on the bottom, top, back and sides of the units to ease installation. There are also larger knock-outs on the rear of the units. Furthermore, the metal consumer units have raised key-holes for easy and secure installation as well as raised Din rails for easy cable routing. The incorporation of these new features all help with ease of installation, saving both time and money.
These new 17th edition metal consumer units also have larger and accessible wiring spaces, which includes further extra space for RCBO’s, to ensure ease of installation and maintenance. The use of flexible connections allows for various configurations of protected ways. Our 17th edition metal consumer units come complete with busbars and require earthing once at the earth bar.
In our metal RCD consumer units range we offer either a 6 way or 8 way board. The consumer units come complete with a double pole 63A 30mA RCD and all outgoing ways are protected by an RCD incomer. They are also fitted with a busbar for the MCBs or RCBOs.
In our range of main switch metal consumer units we offer six different types which includes 4 way, 6 way, 8 way, 12 way, 16 way and 19 way boards. All the consumer units in this range come complete with a double pole 100A main switch and are fitted with a busbar for the MCBs or RCBOs which can be removed to fit other modular components.
We have a flexible range of consumer units for optimal combinations of MCBs and RCBOs in our dual RCD metal consumer units that come fully loaded with two RCDs, a double pole isolator and eight or ten MCBs depending on the size of the board. The two RCD’s sections allow for the minimisation of nuisance tripping and the board is supplied with eight or ten MCBs for convenience and to save money by buying the board complete. The consumer units contain flexible connections which allows for various configurations of protected ways. Also, they can be configured as Dual RCCB or as a High Integrity Unit. The unit should be configured so that the adjacent areas of power or lighting are not connected to the same RCCB to minimise the risk of total failure. Additionally, care should be taken to balance circuits with high protective conductor currents to avoid switching surges tripping the RCCB.