New RCD box

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Sharon NW, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Sharon NW

    Sharon NW New Member

    Mike and Tony, I'm no relation to anyone standing for election. I'm from Malta, where sun shines 300 days a year, and now live in Lancashire ... go figure:)
     
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  2. Sharon NW

    Sharon NW New Member

    This is really helpful Tony. Will pass it on for sure.
    And yes, my liability had crossed my mind, so I'm going to chat with letting agent about that.
     
  3. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

    A landlord scrimping on costs? never. How can he test the RCD at all, especially a BG one, I've had several fail to trip at all, most flag up a touch voltage limit and one as recently as two weeks ago tripped on the 50% test.
     
  4. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    True but I gather cost is an issue or would of mentioned it
     
  5. Sharon NW

    Sharon NW New Member

     
  6. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    RCBOS are individual RCDs for each circuit to put it simply, instead of protecting half the board, more expensive than RCDs as you would need one for each circuit, they are around £20- £30 each depending on make
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
  7. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    An RCD module is an RCD that protects a group of MCBs (circuit breakers) or the whole CU, RCD costs around £20, MCBs cost c£5 each. RCBo is a combined MCB and RCD so you have one per circuit, they cost in the £20 to £30 bracket (there are some cheapo brands at around £12 each, but you get what you pay for) The huge advantage to RCBo's is that you will only loose one circuit with a fault and the circuit is identified by it tripping so it saves time fault tracing.
     
  8. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    I'd sooner be in Malta than Lancashire this time of year for sure!!
     
  9. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    I'd sooner be in Malta any time of the year
     
  10. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    You could always move to Yorkshire - it should always be sunny there as the believe the sun shines out of their ****s.
     
  11. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

  12. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    Thanks Robert ,you have started my day off with a right good laugh mate !
     
  13. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

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