Done some searching on this newsgroup but was unable to find what
I was looking for, didn't want to ask a question that has been asked
I need to move our CU to a new location in the kitchen as I'm putting
in a new kitchen. At the moment it's in an upper cupboard, it can't
stay there as there'll be a cooker hood there soon. Is there any rule
about where it can be in the kitchen?
I'd like to put in a corner unit under the worktop - are there any problems
with this that anyone can think of from a saftey point of view, mainly
As long as it's not in water or next to the sink it can go pretty much
anywhere. Just make sure you have sufficient access to it for those
An emergency light is always a good idea when fitting a CU in a
However, there could be a problem. It is not usually allowed to have the
meter tails more than 2 metres long, as the supplier doesn't like protecting
part of your installation with their service fuse. If you need to have
longer tails than this you need to install a switchfuse unit next to the
meter with a suitable fuse (i.e. 60A or 100A, whatever your supply is rated
for). A fuse is better than an MCB for this, as you don't really want it to
blow before the circuit MCBs get a chance.
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:57:44 -0000, "Christian McArdle"
Go on then. In theory though you can get away with a bit more, I
usually go on about 3m or just over. If you're going over this
distance I would usually use a MEM 800KMF, (ask at your local
wholesaler), with a 80A fuse on 25mm tails.
That's where I'm lucky - moving the CU to where I want to makes it
closer to the metre than it is at the moment - have to move the tails
but that shouldn't be too hard.
Thanks for all the replies
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