Consumer Unit


6 Sep 2006
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United Kingdom
Consumer unit (crabtree changed from a traditional fuse box about 7 years ago) has stated on it 100amp total load not to be exceeded, however fuse in elec companies meter box states 60amp, is this correct or should it be upgraded to 100amp or do's the 60amp allow for differsity ? (there is a 63mamp rccd device in consummer unit) not going to touch the thing myself but would like some information should i have to appraoach elec company thanks in advance.
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Not a prob.

The CU is capable of safely handling bigger loads than you will actually put through it.

Like using a 5-ton chain to lift a 3-ton weight.

Unless you run two electric showers at the same time, or use a lot of electric heaters, you are likely to be OK with the 60Amp fuse.

If you ever overload it and it blows you can ring your electricity company and they will probably put a bigger one in.

You can't rely on believing what it says on the company's fuseholder cover anyway. The company's fuses will accomodate quite a big overload for quite a while before they blow.

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