Posted on: 14 Jan 2021. Category: FusebBox Circuit Protection Generation 2
One of the brands we stock that has enjoyed a meteoric rise is the FuseBox Circuit Protection range. Not content to enjoy and sit back on their success they have recently upgraded all their consumer units.
The FuseBox circuit protection range of metal consumer units and protection devices, offers flexible veritile solutions for electrical installations. Their 18th Edition range has been designed to allow a two module SPD to be fitted to the RHS of the incomer without affecting the number of usable ways.
- T2 Surge protection available
- Earth and Neutral terminal bars situated at the top of the units
- Removable and raised DIN rail
- Round Knock outs on all faces and rectangular weak points for knock out on reverse of board.
- Extra height for easy RCBO installation
- Board constucted of 1mm electro-galvanised steel (zinc)
- RAL 9001 powder coated finish
- Tail clamp supplied (ACCF)
- Circuit identification labels
- Captive Screws on front cover
- BS EN61439-3
Surge Protection Consumer Units
T2 Surge Protection units provide protection against transient overvoltages and the secondary effects of lightning strikes. T2 Surge Protection is available pre built in the following boards:
Main switch incomer
20 useable way
21 useable way
29 useable way
(Please note the 21 and 29 useable way boards are double stacked. They are tail clamp compatiable (sold sperately)
At ABLECTRICS we keep high stock levels of the 6-20 useable way, the 21 and 29 useable way are currently to order. The boards are also available as Dual RCD (Split Load). These varients are currently to order.
FuseBox currently manufacter standard RCBO's in B-curve AC, B-curve A and C-curve AC (all 6kA), they also make Mini RCBO's which are 2-Pole (switched live and neutral) in B-curve A and C-curve A. At ABLECTRICS we keep a huge stock of the B-curve AC and B-curve A. All other varients are available to order.
FuseBox manufacture a range of accessories to compliment their range, these include but are not limited to: Tail Clamp and Tail Gland, Module Blanks, Isolator Main Switches, stand alone SPD units and contactors. If you would like to discuss their range in more detail or enquire about availability pelase feel free to call us on 0117 9425355.
Posted on: 02 Jan 2021. Category:
One of the most common qustions we get asked here at Ablectrics is why are LED's the best way to go?
LED are very energy efficient – Less heat, more light, lower running cost and better for the planet.
LED's use less electricity for the same light output - 85% less electricity when compared to conventional lighting and around 18% less electricity compared to CFL low energy lamps. Worldwide, around 20% of electricity is consumed in lighting. LED lighting can make a big impact on your energy use. Savings really add up quickly in areas such as security, where lights are left on for longer periods. The average household has 24 lamp points and there is an LED alternative for nearly all of them. We strive to keep the latest technology on the shelf and keep costs down. We deal direct with multiple LED manufacturers meaning we can push for deals and ensure we always have the newest LED lighting available. From domestic to commercial LED lighting, we have it all.
Energy savings made by using LED against other types of lamp
Halogen Filament CFL 50W 60W 11-15W LED 6.5W 11.5W 11.5W Save 87% 81% 12-23%
LED lamps last much longer than normal incandescent lamps
Typically LED lamps have a lifetime of 25 - 50,0000 hours – that is over 10 years if used for 6 hours per day. Plus, with no filament LED lamps are more robust. This will result in you saving money on replacement lamps and building maintenance. Conventional bulbs last around 2,000 hours (1-2 years) and CFL around 6,000 hours (6 years). The cost of LED has dropped over the last few years leading to substantial reduction of the payback period to a few months for most lamps.
Save Now - Using 400 Watts in one room? replace with only 52 Watts of LED !
Gone are the days when a room was lit with just a single 60W lamp. In living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens - they have been replaced with 8 or more spotlights. Each spotlight could be 35W or 50W (Halogen) - leading to a power usage of up to 400W. With retrofit LED lamps, the energy used is lowered to just 52W (6.5W per lamp), for the same amount of light. With energy prices seemingly only going up - it makes sense to switch to LED.
The biggest savings are seen when LED replaces Halogen or conventional lighting.
If we take a typical example of eight 50W GU10 Halogen spotlights in a kitchen - Retrofit GU10 LED lamps can be installed in a matter of minutes (See our equivalent LED range to find the right replacment)