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ian taylor

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:18 am Reply with quote

i have fitted a PROTEUS mcb in a new garage but have lost the instructions to wire it can any body help please
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:25 am Reply with quote

which bit do you not know how to do?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:17 am Reply with quote

ian taylor wrote:
i have fitted a PROTEUS mcb in a new garage but have lost the instructions to wire it can any body help please
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Ian, your first mistake was buying Proteus, they are to quality what excrement is to healthy eating... icon_confused.gif

Secondly, how can this be confusing, they have two terminals, one at the top and one at the bottom. The Bottom Terminal will sit on the Busbar of the unit it goes into, or if no Busbar the supply TO the MCB will go into the bottom terminal. The Feed to the actual circuit the device protects will go into the terminal at the top of the MCB.

To be honest though fella, if you need help wiring an MCB up, then you should not be playing with anything electrical.

Remember, electricity kills.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:41 am Reply with quote

ian taylor wrote:
i have fitted a PROTEUS mcb in a new garage but have lost the instructions to wire it can any body help please
IAN (CONFUSED)


You say it is a new garage . . . this would lead me to believe you are in fact fitting a full consumer unit with several MCBs within it, hence your confusion, since this is a slightly bigger job than wiring an MCB.

Why were you awake at 7:18 this morning?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:00 am Reply with quote

crafty1289 wrote:

Why were you awake at 7:18 this morning?

tryin to work out how to wire it!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:51 am Reply with quote

I don't always see eye-to-eye with FWL, but this time he's in complete agreement with me - if you need instructions to wire up an MCB, or a CU, then you shouldn't be doing it.

In fact, I'm not aware that MCBs or CUs come with instructions, do they?

Finally, there is the little matter of Part P for you to consider.....
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