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MK RCD - 63A 30MA - £5 + Click and Collect @ Homebase
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MK RCD - 63A 30MA - £5 + Click and Collect @ Homebase

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Posted 23rd Feb

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MK RCD 63A 30MA - Single unit only!

Designed to prevent fatal electrical shocks if a live wire or equipment is touched when an electrical fault is detected.

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The 80A version for £5 is the one you should buy over this one.
HyperLuminal23/02/2020 20:14

The 80A version for £5 is the one you should buy over this one.


At this price, you could, buy bought
scms23/02/2020 20:25

Why?


Because of the extra ampage. If you're going to buy these as van stock because they're cheap you're better off with the one that can be installed into more fuseboards when an RCD goes faulty. In a nutshell, you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A.
HyperLuminal23/02/2020 20:37

Because of the extra ampage. If you're going to buy these as van stock …Because of the extra ampage. If you're going to buy these as van stock because they're cheap you're better off with the one that can be installed into more fuseboards when an RCD goes faulty. In a nutshell, you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A.



That is not necessarily true.
Willy_Wonka23/02/2020 20:47

That is not necessarily true.


Because, please expand


All I'm saying is if you need a spare RCD get the 80A one as it can be used in more situations. If you're after a 63A RCD specifically then get this one.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 23rd Feb
Most consumer units these days are 2 x 63a or 2 x 80a RCDs so both would be useful.
HyperLuminal23/02/2020 20:50

Because, please expand All I'm saying is if you need a spare RCD get the …Because, please expand All I'm saying is if you need a spare RCD get the 80A one as it can be used in more situations. If you're after a 63A RCD specifically then get this one.



No. You said "In a nutshell you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A" which is not necessarily true. It depends on the circuit design. Only an electrician can tell you if you could do that or not on each individual consumer unit.
Edited by: "Willy_Wonka" 23rd Feb
Willy_Wonka23/02/2020 20:55

No. You said "In a nutshell you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A" …No. You said "In a nutshell you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A" which is not necessarily true. It depends on the circuit design. Only an electrician can tell you if you could do that or not on each individual consumer unit.


Right I get you. I am an electrician and it is not good practice to replace an 80A RCD with a 63A RCD. If a distribution board came from the manufacturer with an 80A RCD and it became faulty, I would expect it to be replaced with the same ampage, type and make. Sure if you want to go to the trouble of working out maximum demand by all means do so but its much, much easier to match what already was installed. It's not good practice to alter the characteristics of the DB supplied by the manufacturer.

I'm not saying buying this 63A RCD is inadvisable,I'm saying the 80A one for the same price is even better as it's more versatile. Theres no mystery or malice here, it's as simple as that.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 23rd Feb
HyperLuminal23/02/2020 21:03

Right I get you. I am an electrician and it is not good practice to …Right I get you. I am an electrician and it is not good practice to replace an 80A RCD with a 63A RCD. If a distribution board came from the manufacturer with an 80A RCD and it became faulty, I would expect it to be replaced with the same ampage, type and make. Sure if you want to go to the trouble of working out maximum demand by all means do so but its much, much easier to match what already was installed. I'm not saying buying this 63A RCD is inadvisable,I'm saying the 80A one for the same price is even better as it's more versatile. Theres no mystery or malice here, it's as simple as that.



I know what you are saying.

I am just correcting your comment ""In a nutshell you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A".
Willy_Wonka23/02/2020 21:06

I know what you are saying. I am just correcting your comment ""In a …I know what you are saying. I am just correcting your comment ""In a nutshell you cant use a 63A RCD to replace an 80A".


If you're not a good electrician then you can.
HyperLuminal23/02/2020 21:08

If you're not a good electrician then you can.



I will leave you too it. I think you are taking it personally.
Willy_Wonka23/02/2020 21:10

I will leave you too it. I think you are taking it personally.


Taking what personally?
Do domestic boards use 80A? Never seen more than 63A (usually two) with a 100A main switch and a 100A meter main fuse.

Would have thought anything more heavy duty would have its own board anyway.
"MK RCB 63A 30MA - Pack of 10"? That would be cheap!
HerWorseHalf23/02/2020 23:23

"MK RCB 63A 30MA - Pack of 10"? That would be cheap!


This is for a pack of 10
johnnypanic23/02/2020 23:42

This is for a pack of 10



Really? Well I have just turned my £5 into £150
Fantastic price for a 10-pack of double pole MK RCDs.
Says that price was £49.99 rather that above. I have RCBOs...
Just been to my local one - it's not a 10-pack unfortunately
Sanzai24/02/2020 17:08

Just been to my local one - it's not a 10-pack unfortunately


Same for me at Gateshead.
Sanzai24/02/2020 17:08

Just been to my local one - it's not a 10-pack unfortunately



Sanzai24/02/2020 17:08

Just been to my local one - it's not a 10-pack unfortunately


Item description clearly stated 10.
johnnypanic24/02/2020 19:52

Item description clearly stated 10.


Yes, but it must be a typo. I am only passing on information based on my experience. Did you manage to get a pack of 10? If not, and if no one else has, then the description should be amended, or maybe the entire deal should be expired.

Even getting one for £5 is a bit of a deal, but nowhere near what getting a 10-pack would be
Edited by: "Sanzai" 24th Feb
Have reserved. Will collect tomorrow and update the thread.
Sorry folks. One item only Description amended to reflect this.
Edited by: "johnnypanic" 25th Feb
johnnypanic25/02/2020 16:16

Sorry folks. One item only Description amended to reflect this.


Still a decent deal and worth some heat. Just not as glitchy/amazing as we thought at first glance
johnnypanic25/02/2020 16:16

Sorry folks. One item only Description amended to reflect this.


Still says quantity 10, would make sense since original price is £50 (£5 each)
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