LEGRAND ENHANCES ITS 17th EDITION CREDENTIALS
After launching in 2008 to meet the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, Legrand has further enhanced its range of consumer units by adding a dual RCD split load unit with dedicated main switch ways and a single module RCBO.
The new products provide improved circuit protection and allow for installations to be divided into two in order to reduce the problems caused by unwanted tripping. For example, the Legrand RCBO allows circuits to be arranged so that appliances such as fridges and freezers can be put on separate circuits, meaning that the power supply to them isn’t affected when other circuit protective devices are tripped due to a fault.
Legrand’s marketing director, Louis-Benoit Rusterholtz commented: “As a result of the bedding-in period that followed its introduction on January 1st, 2008 the impact of the 17th Edition has been slow. What this means is that manufacturers are still finding ways of enhancing their products to provide better and more suitable solutions.”
“Our latest developments are a prime example of this, as they deliver flexible and high quality solutions that optimise the implementation of the 17th Edition,” he added.
In addition to the two new products, and the existing dual RCD split load unit with ten and sixteen available outgoing ways that was launched last year, all of Legrand’s other consumer units can be easily converted to meet the 17th Edition requirements through the replacement of MCBs with RCBOs for the unprotected ways.
All of Legrand’s consumer units combine an elegant appearance with ultimate ease of installation and incorporate a range of user-friendly features, including:
• Full-length busbar supplied retained within the unit for on-site configuration of the split of ways.
• A removable pan assembly unit.
• Multiple cut-outs on the back, bottom, top and sides of the unit.
• Removable earth and neutral terminal holders that simply clip into place.
• Terminals that are supplied with screws in a backed-off position.
Furthermore, the positioning of the rail has been selected to allow for maximum cabling space, while model variants are available that meet both flush or surface mounting requirements.
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Flexibility of the units is aided by custom-build kits, which allow for the on-site configuration. Options available include incomer or dual tariff, split load, split load dual tariff and triple tariff kits, all of which give the installer the ability to tailor their solutions to the exact requirements of a specific project.
Legrand has just published a new brochure highlighting these capabilities. For additional information and to order a copy call 0845 605 4333 or visit www.legrand.co.uk.