ELECTRIUM SALES LTD

LAKESIDE PLAZA
WALKMILL LANE
BRIDGTOWN
CANNOCK
STAFFORDSHIRE WS11 0XE

Tel: 01543 455000
Fax: 01543 455001

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Suppliers of: Consumer Units, Electrical Accessories,

Electrium brings together five of the leading brands in the electrical industry to offer a complete range of Low Voltage installation products from a switched socket to the main switchgear in an industrial installation. The Company employs around 800 people and has manufacturing operations in the UK and throughout the world with its UK Head Office in Brownhills, West Midlands.

CRABTREE

The name behind one of the widest ranges of wiring accessories, circuit protection and control equipment, covering residential, commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Known for innovative new products and concepts, Crabtree’s uncompromising approach to quality has long established this brand as a market leader, with everyone who takes pride in a job done professionally. The Crabtree range includes:

  • Wiring Accessory & Domestic Circuit Protection
  • Industrial Electrical Products
  • Crabtree Consumer Units
  • Warwick PVC Trunking

WYLEX

The clear market leader in residential circuit protection, with the largest range of consumer units and RCDs in the UK. This gives designers and installers the flexibility to create an almost infinite variety of systems, tailored to individual applications and blending with any surroundings. Easy nationwide availability adds to convenience whenever Wylex is specified. The Wylex range includes:

  • Solar Photo Voltaic PV Switchgear Solutions.
  • Circuit protection.
  • Wylex Three Phase Circuit Protection.
  • Wylex Consumer Units and Wylex Flexible Consumer Units.

VOLEX

A name synonymous with reliability and value. Committed to adding extra quality features and contemporary aesthetics to its designs, Volex has recently launched a new generation of products which provide the latest looks with the value for money and product features Volex customers expect. The Volex range includes:

  • Volex Accessories and Circuit Protection.
  • Weatherproof Wiring Accessories.
  • Decorative Metal Plate Wiring Accessories.

APPLEBY

Switch and socket boxes manufactured from galvanised steel and PVC dry lining boxes suitable for domestic and commercial applications, for the mounting of any flush accessory. The range includes moulded enclosures for extreme conditions and steel adaptable boxes as a cost-effective alternative. Appleby also produces an extensive range of

  • Amenity lighting and long life
  • Energy efficient fluorescent luminaires
  • Switch and Socket boxes
  • PVC dry lining boxes

SIEMENS HEATING CONTROLS

Our heating controls offer our customers a wide range of choices, from the simplest weather compensator to advanced central heating controls, thermostats, boiler and domestic hot water control.

BRITMAC

The Britmac underfloor power track system consists of a series of fully enclosed single phase busbar module units and is an ideal pairing with the popular Britmac fast-fit floor box. Designed to be assembled directly onto the floor slab of a cavity floor installation using the integral floor fixing brackets. The track modules have a simple and quick push fit connection allowing for rapid on site assembly. The modules are available as standard 2P+E, Clean Earth 2P+E+CE and dual system 4P+E+CE. The system has been designed with minimal parts to assist the contractor fitting out on site. The Britmac product range includes:

  • POWER TRACK UNDERFLOOR SYSTEM
  • FLOOR BOX DISTRIBUTION

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

1. Electrium Bitesize Guide July 18
Circuits with Socket Outlets, wiring systems

Published [04/12/18]File size [4849 KB]

Electrium Appleby 2007
mounting boxes, enclosures and luminaires

Published [28/09/18]File size [1820 KB]

Electrium Applyby Safety Alarm Downlighters Price List 2017
SAFETY ALARMS & FIRE RATED DOWNLIGHTERS

Published [17/10/18]File size [407 KB]

Electrium Britmac Power Track 09
underfloor power track systems, underfloor trunking and floor boxes

Published [15/11/18]File size [655 KB]

Electrium Britmac Track 2009
powertrack and floorboxes

Published [28/09/18]File size [663 KB]

Electrium Crabtree Commercial Brochure
LOADSTAR MCBs & DISTRIBUTION BOARDS

Published [28/09/18]File size [14075 KB]

Electrium Crabtree Starbreaker CUs Domestic Devices
Starbreaker Consumer Units & Devices

Published [17/10/18]File size [2211 KB]

Electrium Crabtree Trade Price List September 2018
wiring accessories

Published [17/10/18]File size [1001 KB]

Electrium Crabtree Warwick PVC Brochure
PVC Perimeter Trunking Systems

Published [28/09/18]File size [484 KB]

Electrium Siemens Circuit Breaker NGG Product Guide Version 4

Published [15/11/18]File size [1106 KB]

Electrium VX708 Volex Trade Price List Jan 2018
wiring accessories

Published [17/10/18]File size [757 KB]

Electrium WY2394a Wylex Domestic Circuit Protection
Circuit Protection Systems for Domestic Household Premises

Published [17/10/18]File size [4494 KB]

Electrium Wylex Commercial and Industrial Circuit Protection
Commercial and Industrial Circuit Protection

Published [28/09/18]File size [6880 KB]

Electruim Volex Wiring Accessories

Published [28/09/18]File size [6543 KB]

ALARMS . .
ALARMS Carbon Monoxide .
ALARMS Visual Alarm Devices VAD
ARC FAULT DETECTION DEVICES Electrical AFDD
BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Electrical Controls .
BUSBARS Busbar Systems .
BUSBARS Trunking Systems .
CABLE Ways Cableways
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting .
CABLE CONDUITS Floor Ducting .
CABLE CONDUITS Floor Ducting Screeded Floor
CABLE MANAGEMENT . .
CABLE MANAGEMENT Accessories .
CABLE MANAGEMENT Floor Systems .
CABLE TRUNKING Access Flooring .
CABLE TRUNKING Accessories .
CABLE TRUNKING Aluminium .
CABLE TRUNKING Busbars .
CABLE TRUNKING Cable Trunking
CABLE TRUNKING Cat 5E, 6, 6A and 7 Compliant .
CABLE TRUNKING Cavity Floor .
CABLE TRUNKING Dado .
CABLE TRUNKING Dado .
CABLE TRUNKING Floor and Wall .
CABLE TRUNKING For Lights .
CABLE TRUNKING Industrial .
CABLE TRUNKING Perimeter Trunking .
CABLE TRUNKING Power Poles / Power Posts .
CABLE TRUNKING Pre-Wired .
CABLE TRUNKING PVC Modular
CABLE TRUNKING PVC Rigid
CABLE TRUNKING Raised Floor .
CABLE TRUNKING Skirting .
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted .
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Commercial
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Dado Rail
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Industrial
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Metal
CABLE TRUNKING Surface Mounted Skirting Profiles
CABLE TRUNKING Telecommunication .
CABLE TRUNKING Underfloor .
CABLE TRUNKING Underfloor Track .
CABLE TRUNKING Underfloor Track BS 7671:2008
CABLE TRUNKING Underfloor Track BS EN 60439: Parts 1 and 2
CEILING ROSES BS 67 .
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS Programmers .
CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS Time Switches .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS BS 1363 .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS BS 3871:1965 Part 1 .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS BS 4293:1983 .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS BS EN 60895 .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS IEC 60947-2 CE Marked
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Miniature (MCB) .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Miniature (MCB) BS EN 60898
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Miniature (MCB) BS EN 60947-2 CE Marked
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Miniature (MCB) RCBO Incorporated
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Moulded Case (MCCB) .
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Residual Current (RCCB)
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Residual Current (RCCB) BS EN 61008
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Residual Current With Overload Protection (RCBO)
CIRCUIT BREAKERS Residual Current With Overload Protection (RCBO) BS EN 61009
CONNECTION UNITS Weatherproofed IP 55
CONSUMER UNITS BS 5486:1989 Part 13 .
CONSUMER UNITS BS EN 60439-3 .
CONSUMER UNITS Custom Built .
CONSUMER UNITS Dual RCD Split Load .
CONSUMER UNITS Insulated Case .
CONSUMER UNITS IP 65 Rated .
CONSUMER UNITS Metal Case .
CONSUMER UNITS Multi-Tariff .
CONSUMER UNITS RCBO .
CONSUMER UNITS RCBO BS EN 61009-1
CONSUMER UNITS RCD Protected .
CONSUMER UNITS RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Compliant .
CONSUMER UNITS Skeleton .
CONSUMER UNITS Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Applications .
CONSUMER UNITS Split Busbar .
CONSUMER UNITS Split Load .
CONSUMER UNITS UKAS Certified to BS EN 61439-3 .
COUPLERS Electric .
COUPLERS Electric BS 4343
DESK Electrics .
DOOR BELLPUSHES Illuminated .
DOOR CHIMES . .
DOOR CHIMES Transformer Incorporated .
EARTH LEAKAGE Cableways .
ELECTRICAL Accessories .
ELECTRICAL Accessories BMS Building Management Systems KNX Enabled
ELECTRICAL Accessories BS 1363:
ELECTRICAL Accessories BS 3676:1989 Part 1
ELECTRICAL Accessories BS 5733:1979
ELECTRICAL Accessories Drylining
ELECTRICAL Accessories Modular Systems
ELECTRICAL Accessories Weatherproof
ELECTRICAL Assembly Housing Boxes .
ELECTRICAL Cable Outlets BS 5733
ELECTRICAL Cavity Floor Grommets .
ELECTRICAL Communication Systems Modular
ELECTRICAL Consumer Units .
ELECTRICAL Contactors .
ELECTRICAL Control and Management Systems .
ELECTRICAL Control Equipment .
ELECTRICAL Control Networks .
ELECTRICAL Cord Outlets BS 5733
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards .
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards BS 5486:1979 Part 12
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards BS EN 60439-3
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards Custom Built
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards Industrial
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards Meter Ready
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards Modular Systems
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boards Multi-Tariff
ELECTRICAL Distribution Boxes .
ELECTRICAL Distribution Fuseboards .
ELECTRICAL Distribution Units .
ELECTRICAL Distribution Units Low Voltage Systems
ELECTRICAL Enclosures .
ELECTRICAL Enclosures IP 66
ELECTRICAL Enclosures IP3X Rated
ELECTRICAL Floor Access Grommets .
ELECTRICAL Floor Boxes .
ELECTRICAL Fuse Combination Units EN 60947
ELECTRICAL Fuse Combination Units IP4X
ELECTRICAL Grid Switches .
ELECTRICAL Grid Switches BS EN 60669-1 .
ELECTRICAL Heating and Lighting Contactors .
ELECTRICAL Installation Boxes .
ELECTRICAL Isolators Solar PV (Photovoltaic)
ELECTRICAL Isolators Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Combination DC and AC
ELECTRICAL Junction Boxes .
ELECTRICAL Junction Boxes BS 6220 .
ELECTRICAL Outdoor Power Boxes IPX4
ELECTRICAL Panel Boards BS EN 61439-2 Form 3b Type 2
ELECTRICAL Panel Boards Factory Assembled MCCB
ELECTRICAL Panel Boards Fuse Switch
ELECTRICAL Power Poles .
ELECTRICAL Power Posts .
ELECTRICAL Purpose Made .
ELECTRICAL Relay Units .
ELECTRICAL Starters .
ELECTRICAL Surge Protection Surge Protective Devices SPDs Mains Power Transient Overvoltage
ELECTRICAL Surge Protection Surge Protective Devices SPDs Mains Protectors
ELECTRICAL Switch Controllers .
ELECTRICAL Switch Controllers IP 66
ELECTRICAL Switch Disconnectors .
ELECTRICAL Switch Disconnectors Isolators
ELECTRICAL Switchgear .
ELECTRICAL Switchgear Housings
ELECTRICAL Switchgear Photo Voltaic
ELECTRICAL Transient Voltage Surge Suppression .
ELECTRICAL Weatherproof Enclosures IP 66
ELECTRICAL Wiring Accessories .
EXTENSION Reels Electric
FIRE ALARMS Domestic .
FIRE ALARMS Heat Alarms .
FUSE Boards .
FUSE Links BS 1362
FUSE Links BS 4265:1977
HEATING CONTROLS Automatic See Also CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS
HEATING CONTROLS Electronic .
HEATING CONTROLS Programmable .
HEATING PROGRAMMERS Electronic .
HEATING PROGRAMMERS Service Interval .
HEATING PROGRAMMERS Zone Control .
HOUSINGS Electrical and Switchgear Enclosures .
IMMERSION HEATER Thermostats .
JUNCTION BOXES BS 6220 1982 .
JUNCTION BOXES Weatherproof .
JUNCTION BOXES Weatherproof IP66
LAMP HOLDERS BS 67 .
LAMP HOLDERS BS 5042 .
LAMP HOLDERS BS EN 61184 .
LAMP HOLDERS Heat Resistant .
LAMP HOLDERS Low Energy CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) .
LAMP HOLDERS Pendant Drop .
LAMP HOLDERS Safety .
LAMPS: NON-FLUORESCENT BULBS Tungsten Halogen .
LIGHTING Scaffold Mounting Brackets .
LIGHTING Track .
LIGHTING Track .
LIGHTING Track Low Power
LIGHTING CONTROLS Movement Activated Motion Detection / Movement Sensing
LIGHTING CONTROLS Occupancy Sensing / Occupancy Sensors .
LIGHTING CONTROLS Presence Detectors .
LIGHTING CONTROLS Presence Detectors IP 55
LIGHTING CONTROLS Presence Detectors PIR Controllers
LIGHTING CONTROLS Presence Detectors PIR Controllers BS 55014
LIGHTING CONTROLS Presence Detectors PIR Controllers IP 55
LIGHTNING PROTECTION Surge Protection Surge Protective Devices SPDs .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL BS 4533 .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL BS EN 60598 .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Downlighters .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Downlighters LED Array Incorporated
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Downlighters LED IP65
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Emergency BS 4533
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Emergency Vandal Resistant
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Fluorescent: Polycarbonate Diffuser BS EN 60598
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Infrared Switched .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Passive Infrared PIR Presence Detectors
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Security .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Shaving Socket Combined .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Tungsten Halogen .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL Vandal Resistant .
LIGHTS: COMMERCIAL with Energy Saving Light Sources .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Downlights .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Infrared Sensor .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Infrared Sensor BS 800:1983
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC LED Downlights LED Array Incorporated
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Security .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Security .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Shaving Socket Combined .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC Vandal Resistant .
LIGHTS: DOMESTIC with Energy Saving Light Sources .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR BS 4533 .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR BS EN 60598 .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Bulkhead BS 4533 1981 Kitemarked
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Bulkhead PIR
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Bulkhead With Energy Saving Light Sources
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Emergency .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Emergency BS 4533
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Infrared Sensor .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Infrared Sensor BS 800:1983
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Movement Detecting .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Security .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Security .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Emergency .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Fluorescent: .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Fluorescent: BS 4533
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Fluorescent: T5
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL IP 65 .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Photo Electric .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Polycarbonate Diffuser .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Security .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL Vandal Resistant .
LIGHTS: INDUSTRIAL with Energy Saving Light Sources .
LIGHTS: OTHER Infrared Sensor .
LIGHTS: OTHER Infrared Sensor BS 800:1983
LIGHTS: OTHER Movement Detecting .
METERS Electrical Energy .
METERS Electricity .
MOTORISED VALVES Diverter Valve .
MOTORISED VALVES Zone Valve .
MOUNTING BOXES Electrical .
PAN Electrical Assembly Kits .
PATTRESS BOXES BS 3776 .
PATTRESS BOXES BS 4662 .
PATTRESS BOXES BS 5733 .
PATTRESS BOXES Drylining .
PLUGS Electric .
PLUGS Electric BS 546:1950
PLUGS Electric BS 1363:1984
PLUGS Electric BS 4343
PLUGS Electric Industrial
PLUGS Electric Resilient
SHAVING SOCKETS Light Combined .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Anti-Microbial Anti-Bacterial
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Black Finish .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Black Nickel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Blanking Plates .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BMS Building Management Systems KNX Enabled
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Brass .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Bronze Finish .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Brushed Brass .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Brushed Chrome .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Brushed Stainless Steel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Brushed Steel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS 546:1950 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS 1363:1995 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS 1363:1995 Part 2 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS 4343 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS 7288 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC BS EN 60529 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Caravan .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Chrome .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Co-Axial BS 3041
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Coloured .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Communications Outlets Computer Network
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Communications Outlets TV/Radio/Satellite
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Communications Outlets TV/Radio/Satellite Modular
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Computer Terminal .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Connection Units .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Connection Units BS 1363
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Connection Units BS 1363:1995 Part 4
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Connection Units BS 5733
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Connection Units Marking Service
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Copper Finish .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Desk Mounting Modules .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Flat Plate .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Floor Mounting .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Glass Frontplate .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Gold Finish .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Hygienic .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC IEC 60529 .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Industrial .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Industrial IP 56
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Industrial IP 66
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Lounge Plates .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Low Profile .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Medical Equipment Only BS EN 60601-1-1:2006
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Medical Equipment Only BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Medical Equipment Only NHS Estates HTM 06-01 Electrical Services
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Mirrored Frontplate .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Modular Systems .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Nickel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Oak Frontplate .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Panel Mounting .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Polished Brass .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Polished Chrome .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Polished Stainless Steel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Polished Steel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected BS 1363:1984
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected BS 4293
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected BS 4343
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected BS 7288:1990
SOCKETS ELECTRIC RCD Protected Weatherproofed BS 5490 IP 66
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Round Pin .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Safety .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Screwless Low Profile .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver BS 3535:1990 Part 1 (BS EN 60742/IEC 742)
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver BS EN 61558-2-5
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Adaptor BS 1363 Part 3
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Combined Light .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Combined Light BS 3535:1990 Part 1
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Combined Light BS 4533:1990 Section 102.1
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Combined Light BS EN 60598
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Shaver Combined Light BS EN 61558 - 2 - 5
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Stainless Steel .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Surface Mounting .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Telephone .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Television .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Trailing .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Unswitched .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Weatherproofed .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 55
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 56
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 56 BS 7288
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 66 BS 5490
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Anti-Microbial Anti-Bacterial
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Architrave .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Bath/Sink .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Bell Push .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Black Nickel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BMS Building Management Systems KNX Enabled
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brass .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brass Finish .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Bronze Finish .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brushed Brass .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brushed Chrome .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brushed Stainless Steel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Brushed Steel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BS 1363 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BS 3676:1989 Part 1 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BS 5419:1977 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BS EN 60669-1 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC BS EN 60947-3-1999 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Ceiling Pull .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Ceiling Pull BS 3676
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Ceiling Pull BS EN 60669-1
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Chrome .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Coloured .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Connection Units .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Connection Units BS 1363:1995 Part 4
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Connection Units Marking Service
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Control BS 3676:1963
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Control BS 5419
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Control BS EN 60669-1:2000
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Control BS EN 60947-3
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Control Marking Service
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Cooker Control BS 1363
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Cooker Control BS 4177:1992
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Cooker Control BS 5419
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Copper Finish .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer BS 800
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer BS 5518
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer BS EN 55014
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer BS EN 60669-2-1
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer EMC Directive
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer Remote Control
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer Rotary
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dimmer Touch Control
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Disconnectors .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Disconnectors BS EN 60947-2:1992
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Dustproof IP 65
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Fan Isolator .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Flat Plate .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Flex Outlet BS 5733
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Fused Connection Units BS 5733
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Glass Frontplate .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Gold Finish .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Grid Modules .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Hygienic .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Indicator Unit .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Industrial .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Industrial IP 56
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Industrial IP 66
SWITCHES ELECTRIC IP 56 .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Isolators/Isolating .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Key Card Operated .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Key Operated .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Labyrinth .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Locator Night Light .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Low Profile .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Mirrored Frontplate .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Modular Systems .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Motor Circuit .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Oak Frontplate .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Panel Mounting .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Plate .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Polished Brass .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Polished Chrome .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Polished Stainless Steel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Polished Steel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Position .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Product Marking Service .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Retractive .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Rocker .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Screwless Low Profile .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Socket .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Stainless Steel .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Surface Mounting Indicator Light
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Thermostat .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Toggle .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Variety Front Plate Odd Shapes
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Weatherproofed .
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Weatherproofed BS EN 60669-1
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 55
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 56
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Weatherproofed IP 66 BS 5490
THERMOSTATS . .
THERMOSTATS Electronic .
THERMOSTATS Hot Water .
THERMOSTATS Hot Water Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Hot Water Programmable
THERMOSTATS Remote Sensing .
THERMOSTATS Room .
THERMOSTATS Room Battery Powered
THERMOSTATS Room Electronic
THERMOSTATS Room Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable Heating/Cooling
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable Wireless Radio Controlled WiFi
THERMOSTATS Room Remote Telephone Contact
THERMOSTATS Wireless WiFi Enabled
THERMOSTATS Wireless Radio Controlled Computer Controlled
THERMOSTATS Zone Control .
TIMESWITCHES Analogue .
TIMESWITCHES Combination Boiler .
TIMESWITCHES Digital .
TIMESWITCHES DIN Rail .
TIMESWITCHES Electronic .
TIMESWITCHES Industrial Eauipment and Machinery .
TIMESWITCHES Lighting Control .
TIMESWITCHES Programmable .
TIMESWITCHES Twilight Switch .
TRANSFORMERS Door Bell .
TRANSFORMERS Isolating .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats .
ALPHA Distribution Boards
APPLEBY Switch & Socket Boxes
BRITMAC Power Track Systems
C-PAK Contactors
C50 RANGE Circuit Breakers/Distrib. Boards
CAPITAL Electrical Accessories
CASA Wiring Accessories, Electrical
COMPAK Trunking Systems
CORINTHIAN Plate Switches
CORINTHIAN Lighting Switches
CRABTREE Wiring Accessories
DATAPAK Data & Co-Axial Outlets
DIPLEXER Electrical Accessories
FUSESTAR Fuse Combination Units
GEORGIAN Electrical Accessories
GROSVENOR Floor Boxes
INSTINCT Plugs & Sockets
LIFELINE RCD's
LIFESTAR RCD Circuit Breakers
LOADSTAR Modular MCB Protection
MAXPAK Modular Trunking
METALCLAD Wiring Accessories
MICRO GENERATION Consumer Units
MINDER Infra Red Sensors
MOTORPAK Electrical Control Equipment
NH RANGE Consumer Units
NH SOLUTION 17 RANGE Consumer Units/Circuit Breakers
PLATINUM Wiring Accessories, Electrical
POLESTAR Circuit Breakers/Distrib. Boards
POLESTAR COMPACT Pan Assembly Kits
POWERSTAR Moulded Case Circuit Breakers
POWERTRACK Trunking
QUADPLEXER Electrical Accessories
R22 Command Devices
ROCKERGRID Modular Switches
SCREWLESS Socket
SEEK LIGHT Lighting Switches
SIEMENS Circuit Breakers
SKELETON Fuse Assemblies
STANDARD RANGE Consumer Unit
STARBREAKER Consumer Units/Circuit Breakers
TRIPLEXER Electrical Accessories
VOLEX Electrical Accessories
WARWICK Modular Trunking
WYLEX Consumer Units/Circuit Breakers

Electrium - RCDs & the 18th Edition

February 2019

Electrium - RCDs & the 18th Edition

People talking about RCDs and the 18th Edition is, most of the time, a good thing, but occasionally it’s a dangerous thing, says Electrium, home to brands such as Crabtree & Wylex.

Electrium has been hearing reports that one RCD company is encouraging its customers to standardise on one type of RCD. This type of advice doesn’t actually follow the requirements within the wiring regulations and it may prevent designers from carrying out proper electrical design assessments. Even worse, it could lead to the use of inappropriate devices that are not suitable for the intended purpose, a frightening thought.

So, what do the regulations actually say about types of RCD?

Types of RCD – Chapter 53 Selection and Erection of Equipment

Regulation 531.3.3, for example, is new to the regs book but the principle of this regulation is not new at all. For example, regulation 132.8 (17th and 18th editions) requires protective devices to operate at values of current, voltage and time that are suitably related to the characteristic of the circuits and possibilities of danger.

Four types of RCD are mentioned in regulation 531.3.3 which also requires the appropriate RCD to be selected from those four options - Type AC, Type A, Type F, or Type B. Each RCD type has different operating characteristics to suit particular applications - including those where DC components and varying frequencies are present.

The requirements here are clearly stated. Designers and installers must select and specify the correct device for each circuit or item of equipment being protected, and that choice must be made through a proper technical assessment.

However, Regulation 531.3.3 is only part of the story;-

30mA RCDs are used for additional protection (415.1)
for general purposes Type AC RCDs may be used (531.3.3)
for EV chargers Type A or B are required (722.531.2)
in some medical locations Type A or B are required - depending on fault currents (710.411.3.2.1)
installations in caravans require RCDs to break all live poles including the neutral (721.415.1)

There are many elements to consider in order to select the appropriate type of RCD, and so failing to factor all of the relevant circumstances and guidance from within BS7671 into a design assessment is very risky.

Putting this into perspective, the term RCD is used within the wiring regulations more than 250 times and the definition of RCD includes RCCB, RCBO, CBR and MRCD. Clearly, it’s essential to understand the full picture before making device selections.

Avoiding Unwanted Tripping – Chapter 53 Selection and Erection of Equipment

Regulation 531.3.2 is another ‘new ’ regulation that is intended to aid designers in making better design decisions. This supports the principles of Regulation 314.1 (17th and 18th editions) which requires every installation to be divided into the number of circuits required to avoid danger and hazards caused by unwanted tripping of RCDs – a single fault should not cause the loss of power to groups of circuits.

Regulation 531.3.2 gives designers two options to use to avoid unwanted tripping of RCDs from earth leakage (PE current) during normal operation.

Option 1

Divide the installation into individual circuits, each using its own 30mA RCBO

Option 2

Design the installation so that the PE current cannot be more than 30% of the rated trip current i.e. no more than 9mA for a 30mA RCD. But how easy is that to achieve?

Individual RCBOs provide a solution that also complies with Regulation 314.1 to avoid danger and hazards caused by unwanted tripping of RCDs. A single fault should not cause the loss of power to groups of circuits. The safety of the people within buildings can only be ensured when power continuity is maintained to healthy circuits by the initial design.

Footnote; The term RCD is used within the wiring regulations more than 250 times and the definition of RCD includes RCCB, RCBO, CBR and MRCD, readers are advised to follow the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018.

Crabtree - Choosing Wiring Accessories? Trust Your Instinct

February 2019

Crabtree - Choosing Wiring Accessories? Trust Your Instinct

Chunky white wiring accessories are a thing of the past. But with so many providers offering various finishes and styles how does a range set itself apart from the rest? Here Michael Simms, Product Manager for wiring accessories at Crabtree, one of Electrium’s leading brands, talks to Electrical Wholesaler about the innovation behind the facade.

When it comes to wiring accessories the design and the functionality are equally important. Filled with innovative and practical advancements, the Instinct range from Crabtree, gives specifiers and installers the solutions they are looking for. It allows them to remain competitive while maintaining the quality, reliability, style and functionality required in today’s highly competitive commercial buildings market.

In terms of breadth of selection, the Instinct range has it covered. But true to our Easier Safer Faster mantra, we have designed a range with over 300 new wiring accessories, packed with innovations including full contact cable clamps, integrated led indicators, and twin action safety shutters.

When it comes to installation, the upward-facing inline terminals make the entire range simple and reliable to install. It’s a design that’s sure to save time for the contractor as well as delivering peace of mind. When it comes to safety, Instinct meets all the relevant standards giving a contractor total confidence in the product when it’s specified.

Crabtree - Wiring AccessoriesInstinct is the first range of wiring accessories to use full contact cable clamps. These “no miss” terminals offer a more secure, more efficient, method of connection. The proven technology meaning there is no chance of incorrect cable positioning and this terminal design eradicates the risk of cable core damage that occurs with screw terminals.

Crabtree has also created upward facing terminals throughout the range, all accessible from one orientation, all with an instantly recognisable terminal layout including segregated inline supply and load terminals, nested for convenience.

This improves installation time. It’s easier and faster to connect. Cables can be cut to the same length and use less of the interior space. It gives safer and more reliable installation – no twisting or turning of the plate means no loosening of cables that were just terminated.

The range features a twin operation multipin safety shutter. Crabtree has developed a shutter with a two-piece mechanism that requires multiple pins to fully operate the mechanisms. The live and neutral pins do not open unless the earth pin is operated. Live and neutral shutters are fully locked until Earth pin is inserted. It ensures that live and neutral remain closed even with earth pin engaged. This meets and exceeds British Standards. It is incredibly difficult to defeat and minimises potential misuse.

Crabtree’s Fused Connection Units and 20A switches now have an improved, unobtrusive, integrated LED switch indicator within the switch dolly and feature full contact clamps, helping to improve cable positioning and retention.

Improved Keystone Modules are safer and sleeker, offering flexibility and cable security, with less bend to cables. The variety of modules caters for Data, HDMI, USB, TV, Phone and Satellite applications.

Crabtree - Wiring AccessoriesAlso forming part of the range are a series of integrated USB Sockets. The 13A sockets are double pole switching and have integrated USB charging outlets that meet the latest product standard (BS1363-2:2016+A1). They also include automatic charge optimisation to match the corresponding device.

While incorporating all of these advances in technology the Instinct range also looks great. It features slimline plates with soft curves, smooth lines and contoured profiles. These carefully considered design details ensure they fit naturally into any environment with a classically timeless look that will serve gracefully. While the operation of every switch gives a satisfying feel of quality and class – the kind of finishing touch that leaves clients happy and impressed with their contractor.

Crabtree has been supplying the UK market with electrical installation products for 99 years, and the brand continues to innovate and grow with over 5,000 products across all the ranges. The ‘Crabtree Instinct Range’, Crabtree’s new wiring accessories range is the brand’s biggest product launch in over 30 years.

As a market leading brand, Crabtree provides enviable breadth and depth in its wiring accessories offers and this gives specifiers and installers plenty of options for all of their wiring accessory needs. They are designed to satisfy the needs of specifiers, installers and end-users in all commercial and industrial markets.

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