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Re: Volex MCB Replacement?
Reply #7 - Aug 25th, 2016, 9:20pm
 
Yes, Electrium would of sent someone out, or paid a spark to check them for you.
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Reply #6 - Aug 25th, 2016, 6:39pm
 
Recall means you should be able to get replacements foc.
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Reply #5 - Aug 24th, 2016, 11:22pm
 
I managed to pick up volex replacements from ebay. As suspected the faulty mcb was from the recalled batch, also changed another two which were also on the list of recalled mcb's..
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Re: Volex MCB Replacement?
Reply #4 - Aug 18th, 2016, 1:01pm
 
Lectrician wrote on Aug 17th, 2016, 9:04pm:
We're the busbar bites is it the same location?

Unknown? Until I get a replacement to compare..
Picture above is from another source with a similar problem..
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Re: Volex MCB Replacement?
Reply #3 - Aug 17th, 2016, 9:04pm
 
Were the busbar bites is it the same location?
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Re: Volex MCB Replacement?
Reply #2 - Aug 17th, 2016, 4:00pm
 
Thank you for the information. I am replacing the three MCB's= 2xB6 and the 1xB16. I do suspect that they maybe from the recalled defective batch, house was rewired around 2009 and the one bad MCB has gone open circuit.

There is a bit of confusion if the Wylex and the Volex are interchangeable? Apparently there is a difference with the busbar location, see pic
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Re: Volex MCB Replacement?
Reply #1 - Aug 17th, 2016, 3:33pm
 
Wylex and some Crabtree.  All made by Electrium and identical.

These Volex ones were recalled, some dodgy batches.  Worth checking any B6, 10, 16 ones you have.

Since then, they have redesigned them slightly, but they still fit.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/WYNHXB16.html


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volex-Single-Pole-VB-Range-MCB-B10A-/272319548026?hash...

http://www.landlords.org.uk/sites/default/files/electrium_recall.pdf
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Volex MCB Replacement?
Aug 17th, 2016, 11:38am
 
I am trying to find a replacement Volex 16amp MCB VB16, looks like they are unavailable anywhere. Is there another brand that can be used for a direct replacement?
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