Rated 3 out of 5Â by KBKKBK Stiff Meter Tails
25 sq mm meter tails are in common use and are now a minimum requirement. (Eg prod ref 92086) Unfortunately 25 sq mm cable is very stiff and difficult to bend, especially in consumer units. Research by The Electrical Safety Council has shown that this stiffness can put undue stress on the cable terminations and in some cases the cable just pops out of the termination. Screwfix sell, as do most outlets, 7 stranded 25 sq mm cable. A more flexible, 19 strand version of this cable is manufactured, but hard to come by from outlets. If Screwfix sold it, it would fly off the shelves.
A secondary point: Most of the above cable sold is insulated Blue/Gray and Brown/ Gray. Blue/Blue and Brown/Brown does exist, why this type is not more widely sold is a mystery.
1 Apr 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sparky1970 Good Quality
Just right to carry for Consumer Unit upgrades. Can usually get 2 to 3 sets of tails from these 3m reels, so good value.
26 Aug 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by skimpy prysman meter pack 3m
handy to have on van for those unexpected consumer unit changes.
price compatible with all wholesalers .
and all 3 in one package, great buy.
25 Mar 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JohntheViking Just the job
My plan to house a new consumer unit just that bit further away from the meter these are ideal. Will be purchasing a consumer unit from screwfix very soon.
25 Jul 2014