The new amendment three range of metal consumer units from Chint is likely the most extensive available, especially as UK manufactured customer specials are quickly available to order. The standard boxes meet requirements from 3-36 ways, with units available from national distributors who are supported by extensive stock at Chint’s Stockport factory.
Experienced installation engineers were consulted when developing the new products, so units are easy to install and offer exceptional safety. Standard features include flexible cable entry via knock-outs in the back, sides, top and bottom of the boxes, generous internal space for wiring and to permit the easy installation of greater height RCBOs, a copper bus bar, insulated neutral bar and rigid, insulated, copper live and neutral connections.
Units can be supplied in several formats; as basic empty enclosures, with a double-pole mains RCD, double-pole isolator or as ready assembled boards for 14, 16 or 18 modules. All but the smallest units are supplied as standard with high integrity capability for circuits such as medical equipment, alarms, freezers and more, where continuity of supply is essential.
A useful padlock facility and ability to install approved meters will appeal to landlords of apartments, student accommodation and commercial premises. The robust enclosures are built for long life and minimal maintenance. Finish is in a white gloss paint that is both low-smoke and zero halogen.
Chint is well known for having independent certification on its many products. The new metal consumer units have been tested and approved as complying with the latest requirements by TUV the renowned German test house. Associated MCBs, RCDs, RCBOs are also independently tested and approved. Certificates are readily available direct from Chint by downloading from http://www.chint.co.uk/industry/productDetail.php?pid=117.
Nationwide availability is provided via independent wholesalers who are members of either the IBA or AIEW buying groups, or others such as Lockwell and YESSS.
Press release issued: March 16, 2016