[chbot] OT: Low profile RCB

Kay edgecumbe kayedgecumbe at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 12 21:51:27 BST 2014

you can get rcds to fit in the normal power plug socket  an dif more than one then  they can be protect d by the single rcd

> Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:38:32 +1200
> From: richard.jones.1952 at gmail.com
> To: chchrobotics at lists.linuxnut.co.nz
> Subject: [chbot] OT: Low profile RCB
> Maybe someone can help me out with an off topic electrical wiring
> question about residual current circuit breakers with overload
> protection.
> We're in the process of a bathroom refit and our electrician proposes
> bathroom socket outlets protected by a 16A/30mA RCBO in the fusebox.
> However the old style fusebox has a rather nice rimu wood enclosure
> and does not have the depth to fit the Schneider DOM19803 RCBO which
> is massive at 90x130x50mm and will not allow the door to shut. The
> proposed solution is to enlarge the box. I suspect that there is a
> cheaper and more attractive solution.
> Can anyone suggest a low profile range of surface mounted RCBs and
> MCBs and where to get them? Something around 75mm depth or less would
> be ideal. When the fusebox only contained an isolator switch and fuses
> there was plenty of space.
> To be honest I'm a little suspicious about the use of a wooden box to
> satisfy AS/NZS 3000:2007 Section 1.5.8 "Protection against thermal
> effects in normal service. Electrical installations shall be arranged
> so that there is no risk of ignition of flammable materials because of
> high temperature or electric arc in normal service."
> Suggestions anyone?
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