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Electric Shower

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by mickl66, 9 Aug 2013.

  1. mickl66

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    is it ok to use the original 40 amp mcb after upgrading my shower to a 10.5 kw, supply cable is 10mm.
    Many thanks Mick.
     
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    It may well be ok but you may get nuisance tripping because 10.5kw will draw more than 40 amps. I would guess that the manufacturers installation instructions tell you to use a higher rated one than that. It's not difficult to upgrade if you can find a higher rated one suitable for your consumer unit.
     
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