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Deliveries are Back to Normal

So after nearly two years our delivery service has no returned to normal 🙂

We now have three services available, Free Postage which is 2-3 days, Next day by 1pm and Saturday by 1pm.

Full details are available from our Delivery Page!

March eBay Charity Donations for Ukraine

So in March we donated 10% of our eBay sales to British-Ukrainian Aid. We are pleased to announce that we raised £659.42 in total. Not a huge amount compared to what they need but every little helps.

Ukraine is still in desperate need of help so if you want to help out please consider donating direct to the British-Ukrainian Aid Just Giving Page

10% of our eBay Sales for Ukraine Charity

Evil prevails when good men do nothing”.

I have no idea who quoted the above but never were those words been truer than today. The West sits by as a European Sovereign State is invaded and innocent men, women and children are being killed. I can’t do much, I am no hero and I don’t have any of the answers to this fucked up situation but what I can do is what I do best by selling some of our products to help perhaps a few souls in this war.

For the rest of March buy anything from our eBay shop and 10% of ALL sales will be donated to British-Ukrainian Aid. Sending shoppers from our website to eBay is not something we would normally do but it’s the quickest way I can think to easily raise some cash as eBay take care of all the finance and legal stuff.

Just visit our eBay Shop to get started or if you just don’t need anything then consider helping out by making a donation at the British-Ukrainian Aid Just Giving Page

Christmas Trading Times 2021

Christmas Trading Times 2021

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.

Monday 20th – 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 21st – 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 22nd – 9am – 4pm
Thursday 23rd – Closed All Day
Friday 24th – Closed All Day
Saturday 25th – Closed All Day
Sunday 26th – Closed All Day
Monday 27th – Closed All Day

Tuesday 28th – Closed All Day
Wednesday 29th – Closed All Day
Thursday 30th – Closed All Day
Friday 31st – Closed All Day
Saturday 1st – Closed All Day
Sunday 2nd – Closed All Day
Monday 3rd – Closed All Day
Tuesday 4th – 9am – 4pm

Temporarily Closed!

Sorry but due to staff self isolating we have had to temporarily close. If you need to get in touch about a previous order please email sales@willrose-electrical.co.uk and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Christmas Trading Times 2020

Christmas Trading Times 2020

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.


Monday 21st – 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 22nd – 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 23rd – Closed All Day
Thursday 24th – Closed All Day
Friday 25th – Closed All Day
Saturday 26th – Closed All Day
Sunday 27th – Closed All Day
Monday 28th – Closed All Day
Tuesday 29th – Closed All Day
Wednesday 30th – Closed All Day
Thursday 31st – Closed All Day
Friday 1st – Closed All Day
Saturday 2nd – Closed All Day
Sunday 3rd – Closed All Day
Monday 4th – 9am – 4pm

Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0

As I am sure you are aware the UK Government has announced another national lockdown from Thursday 5th November to last at least 4 weeks.

Unlike the last lockdown in March where we had to close due to Royal Mail struggling to deliver and children being off school, this time things are a bit different. Children will be staying in school so childcare is not an issue for us and Royal Mail at the moment seems to be coping quite well. So for as long as we are able we will be still taking orders online and will be posting out orders as per our normal hours.

Our business is 100% based online and orders placed before 2:30pm Monday to Friday will be posted the same day. Our premises will be shut to the public so please don’t try visiting us to make a purchase.

We appreciate your understanding during these unusual times. Stay safe and we will provide updates on our blog, Facebook page or Twitter as the situation changes.

Obsolete Crabtree Polestar Breakers

In the late 1980’s Crabtree were looking to replace the outdated (but still widely used) C50 range. What they came up with was the Polestar range and it was a great success in commercial and industrial applications.

The Polestar range of breakers was unique because they had a higher than usual fault rating of 16kA where standard breakers at the time were 6kA and 9kA. What this meant was that Polestar could be used in areas where a high kA was required without having to use Moulded Case Breakers (MCCB’s) or HRC fuse carriers. Crabtree Polestar breakers are also unique in that they are much wider (25mm) than a standard mcb (18mm). This extra width was needed for the bigger arc splitter to allow for a higher kA rating.

Initially the range was made to BS3871 standards so Types 2 & 3 were available from 6A up to 63A in single and triple pole. RCBO’s were also available but they were initially referred to as MCB/RCD units as the term RCBO was not really established as yet.

After 1994 the British Standard of BS60898 came into effect and the range was changed to Types B, C & D and now included double pole mcb’s as well. RCBO’s were now being widely used and theses were available in Types B & C although it’s rare to see Type B in use as most installations were commercial.

Crabtree manufactured the range until around the early 2000’s then it was phased out. They did hold quite a bit of stock but this was largely held for TFL (Transport for London) as part of an agreement to hold stocks for spares and ongoing developments etc.

A new range of Polestar was launched in 2012 and called Polestar Compact. Although the new range was 16kA rated due to advances in technology it was significantly slimmer and is not interchangeable with the older style.

Crabtree Polestar is still widely used today and we have plenty of stock available from our website.

Next Day Deliveries are Back!

So finally after being back for three weeks we can finally start offering Next Day and Saturday delivery services again! Unfortunately as yet we cannot guarantee a delivery time as before but most orders have been arriving by 2pm so not too bad if you are trying to get a job finished the same day.

We have also set up a new delivery page whilst the cornoavirus situation is around so you can keep up to date with the delivery services we can offer.

Hope everyone is staying safe as we slowly ease this lockdown 🙂

We Are Back!

So after nearly 7 weeks of lockdown we are now back and eager to support our customers!

Despite being closed we have still been looking after some essential businesses including supplying equipment for the Royal Navy, London Underground, care homes and the NHS Nightingale centre.

We have also been busy adding more items to our website. In fact we have increased our range of products by 15% so hopefully we can help out more contractors that are stuck for a breaker!

Stay safe everyone and we hope to hear from you soon!


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