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MEM RCBO Pods

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Spark123, 15 Jul 2013.

  1. Spark123

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    Hi, I have acquired the following two units and want to swop the pod from the B32 to B16:

    I'm not wanting to break anything so am after some advice on how to go about removing the pod from the B32.
    I have read this old thread http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=355536#355536 which helps a bit but does anyone have any photos of how the shoulder bit holds it on?
    Cheers
     
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    Peel of the plastic around the test button - there is a grove for your flat blade to prize it off. Do the same with the non RCBO one.

    Remove the rear black din rail clips by gently tapping them at the top until they vanish into the MCB, you can then pull them out the middle.

    Re-assemble in the reverse order.
     
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    Sorted now thanks, just been caught out using my RCD tester straight off the MCB screw without a fly lead, DOH!!

    Removal of the DIN clip

    Test button with cover on

    Test button cover removed

    Insert screw driver into slot, one on either side

    Voila!!

    Unfortunately the outgoing terminal on the MCB is now too deep with one of these pods to use a normal insulated screwdriver :evil:
     
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    If you have a set of test leads with an attachment like the long pointy one shown here: http://www.tester.co.uk/megger-standard-right-angled-test-leads?gclid=CNyTu8m_tLgCFUbHtAodUicAUA then its possible to put a bend in it and slide it down the side of the outgoing conductors

    And a right ******d to get both legs of a ring to go right in and grip properly in a packed board![/quote]
     
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    [/quote]

    I usually measure the wires against the outside of the RCBO from the terminal screw to the opening tunnel and mark it with pen at the tunnel edge.
    When I push the wires in and the pen marks line up with the tunnel edge I know the copper is under the terminal.
    I confirm with the pull test.
     
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    Ahhhh....the good old pull test.

    Carried out by generations of electricians to ensure good physical connection... ;)
     
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