More Snow!

Can’t believe we had more snow! Hopefully that’s the last of it, roll on summer πŸ™‚

Royal Mail Resumes Normal Service

Following the recent bad weather deliveries are getting back to normal. Royal Mail seem to be a few days behind with standard deliveries but Next Day deliveries seem to be getting through the system fine. We have now reinstated the Next Day service on our website.

Hopefully that’s the last of the wintery weather, roll on Spring πŸ™‚


Weather Affecting UK Deliveries

We are still accepting orders via our website but due to the snow we will be unable to offer a Next Day service. Royal Mail simply cannot guarantee a next day service with the weather affecting the UK at present time.

You are welcome to use the FREE postage option which will be dispatched the same day if you order by 3pm. These are sent via First Class post and we would expect delivery to be no more than 3-4 days given the current conditions.

Hopefully normal service will resume soon. Stay safe πŸ˜‰

Christmas Trading Times 2017

Christmas Trading Times 2017

The office will be closed on the dates below but the website will be available to take orders.

If you need to get in touch about a previous order or have an emergency then please contact us using the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Friday 22nd – Closed All Day
Saturday 23rd – Closed All Day
Sunday 24th – Closed All Day
Monday 25th – Closed All Day
Tuesday 26th – Closed All Day
Wednesday 27th – Closed All Day
Thursday 28th – Closed All Day
Friday 29th – Closed All Day
Saturday 30th – Closed All Day
Sunday 31st – Closed All Day
Monday 1st – Closed All Day


We are on Holiday

The office and website will be closed for orders from 3:00pm 14th September until Tuesday 3rd October. If you need to get in touch about a recent order or have an enquiry then you can email and we will get in touch upon our return.

If you need to return an item please email first. There will be nobody available to accept deliveries and your item will be returned back to you.

Christmas Trading Times 2016

Christmas Trading Times 2016

The office will be closed on the dates below but the website will be available to take orders. On working days orders will be dispatched the same day if ordered before 3:00pm.

If you need to get in touch about a previous order or have an emergency then please contact us using the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Saturday 24th – Closed All Day
Sunday 25thΒ  – Closed All Day
Monday 26th – Closed All Day
Tuesday 27th – Closed All Day
Wednesday 28th – Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 29th – Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 30th – Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 31st – Closed All Day
Sunday 1st – Closed All Day
Monday 2nd – Closed All Day


MEM Memshield 2 RCBO POD

MEM Memshield 2 RCBO PODThe MEM Memshield 2 rcbo pod was a fantastic device that clipped onto an existing Memshield 2 MCB and basically converted it into a rcbo. The pods are not actually obsolete and are available from Eaton (who bought out MEM) but expect to pay around Β£70+ VAT at your local wholesaler. Eaton have mentioned discontinuing the item but I don’t see that happening any time soon as there is still a lot of old breakers in use and I would imagine they are making good money on the item. Basically they have you over a barrel, unless you know where to get them cheap and that’s where we come in πŸ™‚

Not all pods are the same, some have long leads for triple pole boards and some have short leads for use in domestic boards. Also worth mentioning that the pods will fit the Memera 2000 range of MCB’s as well but only the part numbers that start ALB or ALC.

Pods on their own as usually referred to as ‘Field Fit’ which basically means you have to fit the pod to the mcb on site. Not a hard task but worth taking a look at the instructions of you have not done one before as they can be fragile and easily broken if you’re not careful.

You can also buy MCB’s pre-fitted with a pod in both the Memshield 2 and Memera 2000 ranges. These are usually just the 30mA size but field fit versions are availble is the following sizes:

MR10 – 10mA
MR30 – 30mA
MR100 – 100mA
MR300 – 300mA

Fitting instruction for pods can be downloaded form our Technical & Catalogue page.

Stock sells out really fast on the MEM Memshield 2 rcbo pod but to see our current range please click here.





Obsolete Square D Circuit Breakers

obsolete square D circuit breakersIf you’re looking for obsolete square D circuit breakers then we usually have something in stock to help. Square D was initially an American company founded in 1902 in Detroit. It’s best known in the UK for it’s range of plug-in or push-fit circuit breakers.

Square D was bought out by Schneider in 1991 and although they changed the appearance of the circuit breakers the later versions will still fit the older boards.

Qwikline – This is the most common Square D breaker and the part numbers will always start QO. Available in types 2,3 & 4 with M6 or M9 breaking capacities for early BS3871 breakers or types B,C & D with 6kA or 10kA breaking capacities. These styles have the push-fit electrical connection and push-fit mechanical connection. These are available in single, double and triple pole.

Qwikline II -This range superseded the original Qwikline but the range was not as broad with only types B & C available and a breaking capacity of 6kA. These only come as single pole. Later versions were branded as Schneider but are identical to the Square D. They will also fit Loadcentre boards.

Loadcentre – This was a new range introduced by Schneider but using the brand name of Square D. This is more of a commercial range with types B,C & D available (B type only in single pole). They have a breaking capacity of 10kA and. Later versions were branded as Schneider but are identical to the Square D. These will also fit the Qwikline II boards.

Domae – This was the final range of MCB’s branded as Square D. Unusually they are not the push-fit type which was what Square D was really known for. This range just uses a standard din-rail clips and was a ‘competitive’ product aimed purely for the domestic market. Later versions were branded Schneider but are identical to the Square D.

As well as stocking a range of obsolete square D circuit breakers we also keep main switches, RCD’s and RCBO’s.

Obsolete MEM Circuit Breakers

Obsolete MEM Circuit Breakers

MEM first started manufacturing circuit breakers in 1965 and were one of the UK’s biggest names in circuit protection. Now they go under the trade name of Eaton but still use the MEM name on some products.

Some ranges of MEM are still available to buy new from Eaton but most wholesalers don’t stock these products and Eaton have for some reason chosen to charge silly money. Expect to pay around Β£400 + VAT for a 32A m9 triple pole breaker! That’s probably why MEM is our best seller.

We keep in the stock the following ranges of obsolete MEM circuit breakers :

Memera 21 – These are M6 Type 1 MCB’s. Usually used in domestic installations.
Memera 2000 – There are several different styles of MCB’s in this range but all will fit any Memera 2000 board.
Memera 2000AD – These have a narrow terminal and only fit boards specifically marked Memera 2000AD. They won’t fit in older boards.
Memshield 1 – These are a commercial breaker and come in various types (Type 2,3,B,C & D) depending upon the age. Most are M9 rated.
Memshield 2 – These are also a commercial breaker and come in types B,C & D. These also will fit into all Memera 2000 range boards.

As well as keeping a range of MCB’s we also stock RCD’s, Main Switches and RCBO’s.

Fantastic Service from Royal Mail

postman-patWell Done Royal Mail!

Royal Mail get slated quite a lot but credit where credit is due. The vast majority of our orders are sent via Royal Mail using their 24 hour service (like 1st class but the business equivalent) and the delivery rate is quite good at around 95% being delivered next day. But we also offer Special Delivery to customers who need their goods guaranteed next day. In the past 12 months we have sent 756 special deliveries and all but one has arrived on time. The one that was late was because of a pile up on the motorway causing a huge traffic jam so not their fault really. Well done Royal Mail!

Special Delivery is available on all our products and prices start from Β£6.95 for delivery before 1:00pm.



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