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  1. Piratepete
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    Piratepete Regular EF Member

    Hi Guys

    Just purchased a CU containing a Main Switch from a reputable company, but having an issue with the Main Switch. Am in discussions with the supplier but would like to be a bit surer of my facts.

    The switch is stamped BSEN60947-3 125A 240V. Terminals are well marked. But no CE mark, no Maker's mark and no Type/Part no. Surely this information should be included?

    I don't have a copy of the standard and BSI wants £234 for me to have it!
    Can anyone out there with a copy tell me what the requirements for marking are please?

    Ta

    Pete :pirate:
     
  2. davesparks
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    Which reputable company manufactured it?
     
  3. Piratepete
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    Piratepete Regular EF Member

    Lewden
     
  4. davesparks
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    From memory they don't normally have their name on them, just a logo
     
  5. Piratepete
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    Piratepete Regular EF Member

    No logo, either!
     
  6. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    [​IMG]Normally look like this
     
  7. Piratepete
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    Piratepete Regular EF Member

    Not on this one.
     
  8. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    Can you post a pic?

    Have you tried contacting Lewden directly?
     
  9. Piratepete
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    Piratepete Regular EF Member

    I have, but they've run out of stock so can't check at the moment! (how convenient or am I just cynical and paranoid?). The switch is a single phase changeover switch for connecting a standby supply. Loads of outlets (e.g. Denmans, SRK Equipment Company on Ebay) are selling them selling them!

    But I really want to have a word with someone who can tell me what the standard BS EN 60947-3 says about marking.

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  10. davesparks
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    In the OP you say it is a main switch in a CU but now it's a changeover switch?
     
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