Wylex 2-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
Excellent Switch Box.
" 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. "
13 Dec 2014
Handy little unit.
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.
1 Dec 2014
small, and bus bar useless
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..)
27 Jul 2014
Nice compact unit if you are tight for space around main cu.
3 Apr 2013