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Wylex 2W Consumer Unit

Wylex 2W Consumer Unit
Average Customer Rating:
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5 of 7(71%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
Review 1 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Cheap & Cheerful 4U Enclosure
21 Jun 2012
By EyeSquaredR
, London
" I used this for a chairlift installation using an RCD/Isolator+MCB+Contactor for an 'Emergency Stop' button. The tails and earth enter the bottom face where it is easy to achieve IP2X. A T&E and round 2-core exited the top surface which requires a little more accuracy to achieve IP4X. I always use a rotozip tool to mill the case apertures and in reality achieve IP4X all-round.
In conclusion, this product represents excellent value for money and can provide a first class result with a modicum of installer skill.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Just the job
27 Jun 2010
By g0hwc
, Clacton on Sea, Esse
" quality item, and cheap too :-)............................... "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Excellent Switch Box.
13 Dec 2014
By GarryRF
, Liverpool
" " Fits well into a tight space. The bus-bar does fit if you remember where it was before you took it apart. About an inch higher than it's shown in the photo above. Easy mistake. Like most modern CU's its like Lego. Easy to re-assemble after mounting. Note - No earth leakage breaker. On - Off only. MCBs are easy available in Screwfix. Look for NH at the start of description of the Wylex MCB. " "
Review 4 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Handy little unit.
1 Dec 2014
By Anonymous
, Cornwall
" I used this to install an RCBO for a supply to a domestic garage in order to segregate this circuit from the existing [Single RCD] consumer unit and hence avoid the entire house tripping out in the event of an external building fault. The enclosure is robust enough and with sufficient internal space to terminate cabling neatly.
The reviewer who said the supplied busbar is unsuitable is wrong as this type is designed to fit under the terminal screws on incoming side of devices rather than the usual clamping terminals and bearing this in mind it fits perfectly.
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Review 5 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Tidy
3 Apr 2013
By Dubspark
, New forest
" Nice compact unit if you are tight for space around main cu. "
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Review 6 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Would you recommend this product? No
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small, and bus bar useless
27 Jul 2014
By Flitter
, Surrey
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" This is a small unit with a "onset" front cover which fits right over the unit, meaning it's impossible to terminate SWA. (OK, only certain plastic units do allow this, but bear in mind that you will definitely need a separate box with this one).
Irritatingly, I found out that the supplied bus-bar was wrong and wouldn't fit into Wylex MCB's alongside the main switch. See photo. The main switch accepts a double-prong style of bus bar, but Wylex MCB's don't. The supplied bus bar is unique because it is bent over 90 degrees because space inside is so tight.
In the end I used a piece of old bus bar off a different unit (without the bend so it was tight against the wall of the case). (Don't try bending bus-bar, they can be brittle..) "
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
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Fairly Useless as a Fuseboard
17 Aug 2011
By spiderman1
, Essex
" Bought this item in a hurry without first checking position of knock-outs. There aren't any.
Very cheap design. A back plate and cover so unless the cable entry/exit is from the rear it is almost impossible to terminate the cables without cutting into the cover (for glands/conduit/trunking), and potentially compromising 'Ingress Protection'.
Spend a few quid more and get a decent enclosure with proper provision for cable entries. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.