A mate has just rung me to see if I had any ideas why there was no
power to the sockets in his house? He said none of the trips had
'tripped' and the lights and boiler were working but nothing to the
I asked him to confirm if there was any power to the upstairs cct and
he said that was dead also.
It sounds like his consumer unit goes: main isolating switch, 3 mcb's
(trips?) an ELCB (or whatever it's called these days) and a further
group of trips.
I explained to him that it sounded like everything to the right of the
ELCB was 'dead' suggesting that it had in fact tripped or had simply
failed (or loose connection on the buss bar etc)
My suggestion was to trip all the switches to the right of the ELCB
and see if it would then reset (he didn't think it had tripped but I
said to try to trip and reset it anyway) and then try to reset the
other switches one-at-a-time and see what happens?
So, any clues from the above what might be the problem here please
(apart from me being out of date with the terms I mean <g>)?
All the best ..
T i m (still running re-wirable fuses ..<g> (not))