What does high integrity mean on a consumer unit?
A high integrity CU is a dual (or more) RCD CU with some independent ways. This allows RCBOs to be used for specific circuits such as smoke alarms or MCBs if allowed. A flexible unit offers the installer more choice over the number of independent ways.
What happened to MK consumer units?
MK pulls the plug on consumer units MK Electric, owned by US conglomerate Honeywell, has announced plans to quit the circuit protection business and discontinue the Sentry consumer unit product range.
What is a floating busbar?
Floating busbar, provides maximum installation flexibility. High integrity as standard, allows for non RCD protected devices to be fitted. All screws within consumer units and enclosures are combi style, enabling need for only one screwdriver when installing fitting. Stylish design – curved profile.
What is a high integrity?
Integrity in the workplace comes in many forms, but above all refers to having upstanding character traits and work ethics including sound judgement, honesty, dependability, and loyalty. Having a high degree of integrity at work means that: You are trustworthy and reliable.
Can you fit an RCD to an old consumer unit?
The rcd is not there just to protect the electrician (they should know how to work safely), it is there primarily to protect residents+pets from electric shocks. Even if you have a consumer unit with trips, it is not alway possible to fit rcbo’s (a breaker+rcd in 1 unit) due to the size.
Do all circuits have to be RCD protected?
2. BS 7671 requires most if not all circuits in domestic premises to be RCD-protected. Separate RCD protection is not necessarily required for each circuit of an installation but, in order to minimize the likelihood and consequences of tripping, a single (‘front end’) RCD should not be used to protect all the circuits.
Which is the best MK Sentry consumer unit?
At Electrical2Go two of our biggest selling consumer units are from the MK Sentry range, the 16 way K7666smet and the 21 way K7678smet. Both are fully populated high integrity consumer units which are amendment 3 compliant. MK is the UK’s market leader in the supply of electrical wiring accessories.
Is the Mk k7666smet a split load unit?
The MK K7666SMET units are pre-fitted with a switch disconnector and RCD together with all the necessary split-load cabling. The flexibility of design allows the RCD to be positioned to suit the required configuration of RCD protected and non-protected circuits, subject to the rating of either the switch or RCD not being exceeded.
Is the Mk Sentry 16 way 100A fully populated?
This K7666SMET is the 16 way version of this highly popular fully populated high integrity consumer unit from MK Electric. At Electrical2go, we keep a constant eye on the market to bring you this product at the most competitive price. However, if you find it listed for less elsewhere, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
What kind of RCBOs does Mk Sentry use?
MK Electric recommends using RCBOs for non-RCD-protected circuits in order to comply with amendment 3 of the Wiring Regulations. The Sentry range from MK Electric supports 17th edition amendment 3 compliance, and all units include floating busbar systems for totally straightforward and flexible installation.