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MK Fuse Boards satisfy the electrical industries demands for circuit protection equipment that is easy to install, adapt and maintain, whilst being readily available from 400 UK distributors at competitive prices. With its manufacturing base in the heart of the UK and supported by dedicated R&D engineers, an experienced manufacturing team and state of the art production facilities, MK provides the optimum choice for retail, commercial and domestic applications in circuit protection and control.

MK a British Designed & British Manufactured Fuse Board this is a real piece of mind to us at Earth Electrical and hope it is to you our customer to. As Electricians we have supplied and installed all makes of fuse boards (consumer units) (MK, Wylex, Crabtree and so on). In our experience the MK fuse board is amongst the best for quality, appearance and reliability, they come in different sizes and layouts and are competitively priced. The MK consumer unit, has a large area above the fuses to make space for adding and working on wiring within the fuse board easy.

 
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For domestic installed fuse boards since 2008, the British standards (BS7671) have required that circuits are divided over two RCD’s, the reason for this is so that you do not loss power to all your electrics if an RCD trips (so by putting the upstairs lighting and downstairs lighting on separate RCD’s you do not go into blackout if the RCD trips). As a result of this most Fuse Board manufactures have designed there consumer units so 50% of the circuits are controlled by 1 RCD & the other 50% are controlled by the other RCD. This is very limiting especially when you have circuits that can cause problems (e.g. outside power), it is always best to keep possible problem circuits like Outside sockets & Outside lights away from the other circuits. With the MK Fuse Board you can have a number of independent circuits ever on there own RCBO or fuse away from the 2 main RCDS protecting the house. This stops undesirable tripping.

As experienced Electricians we hear from time to time from house owners not wanting to update their consumer units due to experiences they have heard about ever in passing or on the internet, about a new fuse board is constantly tripping their electrics. This is not true so long as a fuse board upgrade is done properly by an experienced qualified Electrician, all the circuits will be tested and issues resolved, giving a more reliable, safer electrical system. There are things to look out for that can trip RCDS and be resolved during a consumer unit change. Some of the issues are highlighted below.

Hallway & Landing 2 way switches (neutral wire used from landing phase used from hallway). This is easily resolved by placing the landing lighting on the same neutral wire as the hallway.

Insulation missing off of the neutral wire and touch Earth.

The above are the two main issues found when upgrading fuse boards and the issues can be easily resolved normally on the day of the fuse board change. Re-wire able fuse types do not detect this type of fault.

There are two great advantages to changing your fuse board the first being that when a fuse blows you do not need to re-wire the fuse, as it is just a case of flicking the switch back on. The second is that old fuse boards no not detect current leakage into the household metalwork at low levels. With the old type of fuse boards if there was an earth fault on a 30 Amp circuit the metal work of your property will be live up to 30 Amps until the fuse blows. With an RCD incorporated inside your new fuse board the RCD will see the fault in the metalwork at a much lower current of Just 30 milli Amps and trip, making your house much safer.