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  1. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Existing proteus rcbo went bang,any one had a similar problem,I haven’t switched back on yet.
    The DB about 10 years old,don’t need this hassle.
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    why did it go bang over loaded!
     
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  4. KEV 1 N
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    Proteus.......there’s your problem. Upgrade to better quality.
     
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  5. Murdoch
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    Presumably it went "bang" because there is a fault on the circuit
     
  6. wirepuller
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    I suspect just about every make of RCBO has gone bang at some point, and there was an issue with some blowing up when the test button was pressed a few years back. Think about the size of single pole RCBO's now and the close proximity of live and neutral components within connected directly to the busbars.
     
  7. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    No reason ,just went bang, replacing with another tomorrow
     
  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    nothing goes bang without a reason !
     
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  9. Pete999
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    What he said Proteus, load of carp imo CEF's own make I believe, I had to do a job in Berlin, and got the said wholesaler to make me up a bespoke 2 consumers unit set up in a IP rated enclosure, ( no time allowed on site to do it myself) it came, it got installed, it got tested and it went Bristol's up after about 2 hours, no load just went that's it I aint working no more, Pete999 was not a happy Bunnie call the salesman that provided it, that he could stick his custom up a dark hole if that was the sort of service he was giving me. Went to an Independent outfit got great service good prices, and the the provided a replacement NOT Proteus I hasten to add, terrible stuff.
     
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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  10. KEV 1 N
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    I’ve had an rcbo (QOE Square D) go bang once, but that happened when pressed the test button.....ended up with a blackened finger!
     
  11. Pete999
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    Never got that far with my set up.
     
  12. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    All I remember was I switched it on,it went bang,I also panicked & pressed the test button,the circuit is now on a 20amp Mcb,temporally until I replace the existing rcbo.
     
  13. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    See the clean 6A MCB in this photo - I fitted this a few weeks back...

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    the previous one gave up the will to live - as you can probably tell, the CU had suffered some water ingress .............. from the old leaking bath above which has now been all replaced

    A nice shiny new CU has just been fitted!
     
  14. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Shocking
     
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  15. Murdoch
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    The RCD side was no better .........

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    My advice to them was to plan to replace the CU or face a cowboy out of hours and get shafted..........

    Thankfully they listened to what I said.
     
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