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  1. brman
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    I'm changing a consumer unit but have limited space - 390mm wide maximum.

    At the moment my plan is
    RCBO->garage
    RCB-1->5 circuits
    RCB-2->4 circuits

    So I can get away with a 10 way but it would be nice to have some spare so at least 12 way is preferred.

    The best I have come up with is a Wylex NHRS10SSLHI high integrity 10 way at 340mm wide. Does anyone know of something with more ways within the 370mm constraint?
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Why don't you go RCBO for all the circuits - that would save you space
     
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  4. brman
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    To be honest, just cost. That would push it to over £250 compared to the £100ish for the 10 way wylex.
     
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  6. Dean Williams
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    contactum consumer units are quite narrow
     
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    what's the height restriction? nothing amiss with fitting CU on end.
     
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    I'll have another look at contactum stuff but for some reason I discounted it. Perhaps because what I found was 16way units that are too long.

    A good point, however the space is roughly square so I don't think it would help me much.

    I did find a MK 12 way that would just fit but it now looks like I might now be able to add the cost of a split RCB/RCBOs which gives me a lot more choice and a more robust system.
     
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