AFEXS.com supply and install new modern consumer units using quality branded products
from leading manufacturers that conform to BS & EN latest safety standards. Crabtree,
Wylex, MK, Hager, Legrand to name just a few.
There are cheaper non branded versions on the market that might not conform to the
latest safety standard tests that manufactures must comply with. Another downside
of using low quality products would be when a new MCB, RCD might have to be replaced
or when a new circuit has to be added sometime in the future. New parts may not
be readily available from electrical wholesalers. Alternative manufacturers products
may not fit correctly which means it can be a false economy to install cheaper non
leading branded products. AFEXS.com only select and install quality branded manufacturers
products from established electrical wholesale suppliers for our clients.
Much of the UK housing stock still feature old fashioned fuse boards. Correctly wired
and maintained these are safe, as a guide domestic electrical systems should be inspected
and tested every 10 years or at change of ownership/tenancy. However, old fuse boards
lack the ease of use and the safety features provided by modern consumer units, circuit
breakers and residual current devices. The addition of electrical wiring for home
extensions, conservatories, loft conversions, garages and sheds can push old fuse
boards to their limits and become unsafe.
What are Consumer Units ?
A consumer unit is a modern replacement for a fuse board. In place of the fuse wire
that burns out the consumer unit has electro-mechanical trip devices, miniature circuit
breakers (MCB’s) and residual circuit devices (RCD’s). These are available in a range
of ratings appropriate for different types of circuits and installations. If these
trip they can be easily re-set. The Consumer Unit is the heart of your homes electrical
installation, it is the core of your electrical system, electricity is distributed
to various circuits around the home disappearing in to walls, ceilings under floors
to feed lights, electrical sockets, outdoor lighting, heating etc