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Discuss What on earth is this attached to a consumer unit in the Industrial Electrician Talk area at ElectriciansForums.co.uk.

  1. Martin Kerr

    Martin Kerr Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Is that not a Sangamo time clock beside the digital meter?
     
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  3. Lagentium

    Lagentium Regular EF Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Cannabis farm? Haha
     
  4. davesparks

    davesparks Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    guildford
    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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  5. drzsta

    drzsta Regular EF Member

    Location:
    S.Wales
    I only bother to fit merlin gear hence the emoji in the previous post.
     
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  7. slingshot2000

    slingshot2000 Regular EF Member

    That's what I thought!
    What was the "electrician" looking at?
     
  8. darkwood

    darkwood Dreams in which I'm dying are the best I ever had. Staff Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    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.
     
  9. YoungScud

    YoungScud Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Scotland

    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.
     
  10. Adam W

    Adam W Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    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?
     
  11. sean_ork

    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
     
  12. Andy78

    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kingston upon Hull
    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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  13. Martin Kerr

    Martin Kerr Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Get an electrician that can recognise , a basic din rail mounted electronic time clock.....
     
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  14. Duckcave

    Duckcave EF Member

    Location:
    Beverley
    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.

     
  15. Andy78

    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kingston upon Hull
    My thoughts in red.
     
  16. Simonslimline

    Simonslimline Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    South West, Bath

    Or Time switch even. :biggrin5: (sorry for nitpicking) :rolleyes2:
     
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