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FDB27/M RCD Protection

Our FDB27/M is a range of special purpose RCD protection units for military communications vehicles, with in-line filters. Designed in accordance with MOD specifications, there are six standard variants according to voltage/current rating. Part of the EFR-1 series these units are housed in robust steel enclosures for outdoor installation.  General data sheet available here.

To discuss your communications or other electrical protection needs please contact us.

Earth line protection devices from FDB Electrical

The FDB Online store offers a range of specialist components for panel builders to integrate into their own electrical protection systems from core balance transformers and earth leakage relays to complete RCD panels.

CB514_medium CT from FDBGeneral purpose overload/short circuit and DC immune protection from FDB Electrical

Components comply with BS4293 where appropriate and offer multi-range protection levels including pre-set and user adjustable types.

Solid state circuitry is employed for optimum immunity to voltage transients and DC component.

AC and DC types are stocked for urgent delivery.

 

 

 

A range of Heavy Duty RCCB units from FDB for when you really have to get serious!

Our series of FDB 19 heavy duty RCCB units is designed to overcome inherent earth leakage or inrush currents, combining a variable sensitivity and time delay RCD together with a triple pole MCCB (minimum 16 KA) to provide overcurrent and short circuit protection.

With a unit of this type there is no “typical” application since it is suitable for use throughout industry from construction sites, mines and quarries to mobile plant and cranes and for the protection of stage lighting systems where thyristor spikes can trip conventional RCD’s. A standard feature of the unit is its non-fail safe operation ideal for primary breaker installations or those that are unmanned or prone to supply interruption. The standard FDB 19 series combines a variable sensitivity and time delay RCD, together with a triple pole MCCB (minimum 16KA) to provide overcurrent and short circuit protection housed in an IP65 zinc coated steel enclosure.

For example, a special STS variant of the FDB 19 series is used as a special-purpose power supply unit by the Royal Marines for landing craft such as the RM rapid-response/patrol boat. Typically RM landing craft were used to patrol the harbour approaches at Weymouth and Portland during the 2012 Olympic sailing events.

The FDB19/STS is a specially configured version of the standard FDB 19 Heavy Duty Adjustable RCCB designed to be mounted on offshore pontoons that are supplied from shore based transformers. Once moored, landing craft can plug into the FDB19 and recharge on-board batteries and ancillary equipment. Housed in GRP enclosures with glazed panel to provide sight of the various LED status indicators, the equipment comprises a 60A, 16KA MCCB feeding an electro/mechanically interlocked socket outlet. Electrical protection is provided by means of an EFU15 multi-function RCD and Emguard Earth Continuity Monitor; both manufactured in-house by FDB’s relay division. External Test and Reset buttons facilitate ease of operation and testing.

FDB 2 Multiway modular RCD/RCBO panel shows the way to building renovation

When it comes to building renovation our FDB 2 multiway modular RCD/RCBO panel is ideal for upgrade and maintenance projects in the commercial/industrial sphere.

This modular range of general purpose earth leakage protection units comes complete with overload and short circuit protection. (It is also approved by Network Rail for use in DC Electrified areas). Featuring sold state electronic circuitry for stability and immunity from spurious tripping, the range features different permutations of rating in each voltage range. Standard units are supplied in steel, surface mounting enclosures with RCD test button and MCB toggle accessible at front of unit.

The FDB electrical protection family of RCD and RCBO devices runs from the Multiway FDB 2 modular panel through the FDB 11 at 230V for general purpose building renovation upgrade and maintenance projects, and the FDB 13, FDB 15 and FDB 19 3 phase 400V units for new build installations. Also in the family is the FDB 27 MOD spec unit for aircraft or army hangers new build and replacement installations.

These proven units are a convenient option for new or replacement installations offering long life and reliability. They are available from our FDB Online Store.

EMGUARD Earth Line Monitors

23 March 2018
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EMGUARD Earth Line Monitors – 110V, 240V and 440V The FDB Emguard range comply with BS4444 over an Impedance range of 1 – 20 ohms (adjustable). They have Fail-safe operation with LED status indication and each unit is fully encapsulated and housed in PA6 enclosure for convenient chassis mounting with the hardware supplied. These units require an end […]

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FDB power protection keeps the Network DC immune with K H Engineering

19 February 2018
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As long term contractors to Southern Rail/GTR, K H Engineering Services find themselves in frequent need to deal with protection of mains power equipment within areas of high DC power usage. This specialist protection is required for all electrical mains supplies likely to be used by the public – such as socket outlets, ticket machines, […]

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FDB 11 custom varients available

10 February 2018
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Most of our customers are aware of the FDB 11 general purpose RCBO with overload and short circuit protection, it’s Approved Network Rail DC Immune Protection and conformity to BS4293 (RCD); BSEN60898 (MCB) are major factors in selection for regular projects – but we find that many customers come to us with non-standard requirements which we […]

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Custom power protection panels

5 January 2018
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As experienced specialists in the sphere of AC and DC immune power protection we offer a wide range of panel mounting components and standard enclosed units for specialist builders to incorporate into their own systems – but of course we also have the technology to configure custom panels ourselves for many applications from trackside Rail […]

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Merry Christmas – and our closed period is…..

15 December 2017
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FDB electrical protection family

17 November 2017
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Our FDB electrical protection family of RCD and RCBO devices runs from the Multiway FDB 2 modular panel through the FDB 11 at 230V for general purpose building renovation upgrade and maintenance projects and the FDB 13, FDB 15 and FDB 19 3 phase units for new build installations. Also in the family is the […]

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