LIVE 8 Way Consumer Unit with 100A Main Switch
It is fitted with a busbar for MCBs or RCBOs which can be removed to fit other modular components.
Please see our section of SDP here should you like to add surge protection
Thanks to its metal enclosure it is Amendment 3 compliant and can be used in domestic installations
This inexpensive consumer unit meets current regulations and can be installed in domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Ideal where budget is tight and quality still required!
Amendment 3 came into effect on 1 July 2015, however, the changes in relation to consumer units did not come into effect until 1 January 2016.
From this point, consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies have to comply with BS EN 61439-3 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons (DBO).
The amendment in relation to consumer units has been made in response to the increase in the number of fires which are thought to have involved consumer units with thermoplastic enclosures in which arcing on cables due to poor electrical connections caused overheating.
The amendment requires that consumer units contain fires, either being constructed using a non-combustible material or being contained within a cabinet constructed using a non-combustible material. It applies to consumer units and similar switchgear assemblies inside domestic premises. It does not apply to non-domestic installations or to outside installations.