Fuse Boxes For Showers
My flat was totally rewired about 25yrs ago and I have a separate MEM consumer unit which holds a 30amp HRC Cartridge Fuse for my shower leading into my main fuse box which and electrician did when I first got my first shower. All this was done by a qualified electrician
I have recently had to replace my old shower which was a Triton
T80 and that ran on a 30 amp fuse, which was attached to an older 1 way MEM Consumer Unit. Now as far as the shower was concerned that was easy to swap them in the bathroom. Now after asking Triton what shower to replace my old one with, they advised me that I had to get a 45 amp fuse for the Triton T80si to work.
Now all the wiring is in place from the last shower, nothing has been disturbed. However when I went to put the 45 amp fuse in, it wouldn't fit, because the holder wasn't big enough. However I have come across a problem, that when I got the new holder, the pins on the new holder face length ways, instead of straight across. Now I wondering if there is a holder that can hold my 45amp fuse, with pins going across between the fuse or do I have to get a new consumer unit.
Please can someone advise me, because I feel the electrician I saw today was talking way over my head and his list was endless in what he wanted to do which would of cost me in access of £2000 which I simply don't have and to be honest the main switch box in good condition so I don't really think it needs replacing, and I have been trying to look through the websites for advice as to what I really need, but I just don't seem to be able to find the component needed.
I'm sorry to be vague, however I have tried to look up what I am saying to you, so that you can understand. What I am trying to find out is what I do actually need so that I can ask a local electrician to fit the right component without it costing me a fortune, which I don't have.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.