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Old 09-25-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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I read on here that tailends should only be a meter or so long but I live in a flat and the 16mm cable from the meter to the consumer unit is at least 25 feet long, So what the story ?

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I can translate to our side of the pond:
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I read on here that service conductors should only be a meter or so long but I live in an apartment and the 16mm cable from the meter to the service panel is at least 25 feet long, So what the story ?


I think he wants to know if this is legal. I only know the NEC, but I bet Marc knows the answer...
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I think he wants to know if this is legal. I only know the NEC, but I bet Marc knows the answer...
you missed the translation:
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meter : three feet

16mm : sorry, got no idea what that translates into in comparable AWG
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Yeah, I figured most of us can speak metric, at least when we really have to.
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Thanks guys for mention moi .,


Ok the Customer unit is the same item as North Americian load centre.

The 16mm˛ is the same size as #6 AWG

Now to OP.,,

To order to move the CU you must get a hold of your electrician they have few items to dealt with it and it is not a DIY item to deal with it.

I will run summary what the British Electricians will do to move the CU.

They will do the following items.,

• Megger the unit

• Update the connections per UK codes

• will do other items as need to pass the requirement of FDE or other Power Company requirement.

The total cost that pretty much depending on the area.

Merci,
Marc


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