COMSUMER UNIT


Postby MICK101 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:03 pm

HI THERE NEED SOME ADVICE PLEASE
JUST HAD A EXTENSION BUILT AND NEED TO MOVE COMSUMBER UNIT ABOUT 5 METERS AWAY FROM METER.IS THIS POSSIBLE BY JUST USING LONGER TAILS (25MM).OR IS THERE A MAX DISTANCE TO FOLLOW
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Postby ericmark » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:37 pm

I think there are fire regulations which require local switching at the meter but the consumer unit can be moved which is what happens in a flat. I don't know distance allowed 3 meters seems to ring a bell with any luck Sparx will see this and answer he is more experienced than me for this sort of question.
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Postby TOPSPARK » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:34 pm

It is considered If the consumer unit is more than 1 metre away from the point of isolation then a main isolation switch must be installed in front of the consumer unit. However a firemans switch must be installed no more than 2.75 metres from the ground when standing beneath it as stated in reg(537-1). So if you installed the main isolator switch at 1 metre then this would be satisfactory
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