WYLEX 5-Way Fully Insulated Main Switch Consumer Unit
Major problem with switch .
I am not an electrician so please excuse anything that may not sound right . Wanted to replace a very old ceramic unit that was last bit of old wiring . So bought this to act as a 100 watt main switch then split into 50 to new consumer unit I had already fitted plus 32 out to garage and shed combined and 16 to all outside lights through a double pole switch . The 50,32 and 16 were the mcbs I put in this unit . Not expecting a problem did all the wiring and did the 100 into main switch last . One of the clamps (positive) that is operated by screw at front would not budge . Had to take main switch out and by brute force get it to clamp cable . Could not use another 100 switch as the Wylex has positive and negative other way round to other makes . When I went to recheck all the wires the clamp again did exactly the same thing again and stuck open . Could be one off but on a new switch ? I know it is a cheap unit but did not expect such poor quality control .
8 Jan 2015
Cheap consumer unit
Great little 5 way board for domestic use,had a bit of trouble with the busbar,but apart from that it did the job.
Would probably use this product again.
31 Dec 2014
Excellent, good value
Bought this to extend an existing installation to allow for outside sockets.
Very happy with it, looks neat, very good quality - typical Wylex.
Great CU for Â£18.36 with plenty of room to fit 5 RCBOs and has plenty of knockouts all round.
I only needed 2 ways for 16A RCBOs so had to blank the rest using 'Wylex SFNHB1PP Solid Blank Plates Pack of 5' Screwfix item number 35819.
Would certainly use one of these again, Although if I realised there was a metal one at the time would have chosen that for any future additions of SWA.
31 Jul 2013
wylex 5way board
very good product ,well made,good price.only one small problem,you can only fit wylex mcb,s into this board because of the bus bar
20 Jan 2013