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Spanish Electrics
Title: Main Consumer Unit
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:04pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:08pm

Notice the double pole MCB's, and a 25amp MCB main isolator.

The appartment is limited to a '5.5kw' tarriff, hence the 25amp single pole MCB on the far right.

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Title: Main Consumer Unit
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:04pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:13pm

The labelling is as follows, bracketed words is the translation.

Alumbrado (Lighting), all lighting.
Otros Usos (Other Uses), a couple sockets.
Electrodomesticos (Sockets).
Cocina (Cooker), oven only, gas hob.
Diferencial (Differencial), RCD covering all circuits.
General (General), Main Isolator.

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Title: Main Consumer Unit
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:04pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:15pm

This is a picture of the main consumer unit with the flange removed.  Notice the electricity board sealed cover over the MCB limiting the load to 5.5kw.

The billing shows the building to have a 5.5kw service and tarriff.  Rather annoying when you consider there is a lecky water heater and aircon in each room.  You can only use 2 items at once in reality.

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Title: Main Consumer Unit
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:05pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:16pm

The inside of the main consumer unit.

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Title: Door Bell
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:05pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:18pm

A friedland branded door bell - Not much to look at, but it is oddly a 220v version - The bell push is a momentry action 240v switch, and is wired as part of the lighting circuit.

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Title: Wiring Access
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:05pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:19pm

See pic below.

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Title: Wiring Access
Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:05pm
Edited: Dec 8th, 2009, 2:18pm

Access is via a pull off cover which is decorated as the wall.

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Spanish Electrics
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