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  1. Lagentium
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    Lagentium Regular EF Member

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    Cannabis farm? Haha
     
  2. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    They are actually the correct breakers for those boards, MK breakers at the time were merlin C60 but with MK branding put on the front. The earlier MK LN type MCBs were Siemens rebadged
     
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  3. drzsta
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    drzsta Electrician's Arms

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    I only bother to fit merlin gear hence the emoji in the previous post.
     
  4. slingshot2000
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    slingshot2000 Regular EF Member

    That's what I thought!
    What was the "electrician" looking at?
     
  5. darkwood
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    darkwood For it is a human number, its number is 666 Staff Member Electrician's Arms

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    The spacing factor for that trunking is looking spot on too, I take it these 'sparks' don't think it needs applying in domestic as I see this all the time.
     
  6. YoungScud
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    YoungScud Regular EF Member

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    It's a solid-state two-rate meter and a Sangam0 80A Timeswitch, used, for example, for Economy 7 tariff. The grey wire linking the timeswitch to the meter switches the rates on the meter.
     
  7. Adam W
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    Adam W Electrician's Arms

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    The numbers 1 to 7 at the bottom of the display suggest it could be some kind of 7 day timer. I'd be up for pushing the 'menu' button and seeing what options it offers you, or if it has an override button on it see what comes on when you operate that. Alternatively your "electrician" should have been capable of identifying what it does from what circuit it is on and possibly which direction it goes off in.

    My first impression was that it could be an energy meter to tell you how much energy you're using. Is this a possibility?
     
  8. sean_ork
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    sean_ork Regular EF Member

    There's a set of what looks like instructions folded up to the left of the timer, there might be a few clues within
     
  9. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Definitely a timer. Merlin Gerin to match the MCBs

    15720 Merlin Gerin | 7 day 1 HP 1 channel timer w/LCD display | 399-5620 | Welcome to RS Online
     
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  10. Martin Kerr
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    Martin Kerr Regular EF Member

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    Belfast
    Get an electrician that can recognise , a basic din rail mounted electronic time clock.....
     
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  11. Duckcave
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    Duckcave EF Member

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    Right then,

    So the Sangam0 80A Timeswitch. This is for multi tariff management potentially?
    The Merlin Gerin to match the MCBs, could this be a timer for the towel rail or outside lighting or cannabis farming?
    And the consumer unit doesn't have any RCDs has it? is this effectively unsafe if there is a fault?

    This has been a really big help guys! great stuff.

     
  12. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    My thoughts in red.
     
  13. Simonslimline
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    Simonslimline Electrician's Arms

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    Or Time switch even. :biggrin5: (sorry for nitpicking) :rolleyes2:
     
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  14. Martin Kerr
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    Martin Kerr Regular EF Member

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    I stand corrected young man , figure of speech ,this neck of the woods
     
  15. andy riva
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    andy riva New EF Member

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    london
    This is a digital time switch.
    It looks like a schneider IHP model without the plastic see through cover
    Hope this helps
     
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