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

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, hand driers, water heaters and more recently electric vehicle charging points to BS 7671 in station car parks.

The problem of course is to eliminate nuisance tripping from induced currents which would activate a cut-off in normal equipment. Fortunately for K H  Engineering Services, our FDB 11 from is a proven DC immune solution to this problem and on the DC approved list which makes it ideal for use on the Southern Line and other lines from North London to Kent and through to Portsmouth where they are recognised electrical maintainers.

Explained Qualifying Supervisor Tony Mace: “We have found the FDB 11 units excellent for all our installation work, whether it be renovation or new build. We have always found the sales team at FDB to be efficient, timely, very competitive and always helpful.”

“The FDB 11 has proven itself extremely reliable and flexible since we can readily obtain it in a range of standard ratings which suit our need for 16A or 32A current capacity with 30mA trip DC immune RCDs. When required we can also get them in multiple housings.”

Follow the KH Engineering example and contact us now to discuss your power protection needs.

General purpose overload/short circuit and DC immune protection from FDB Electrical

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 are delighted to meet. Custom panel production is an important part of the service we offer here at FDB Electrical – so if you need something a bit different call our team here.

Free standing specialist power panel from FDB

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 to MOD where we provide protected power  on remote airfields, in hangers, on pontoons or in fixed dock situations.

By the very nature of custom panel building we suggest a detailed initial conversation to understand what the specification calls for so in the first instance please call our team.

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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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Electrical Power and Earth Monitoring Protection for the Panel Builder

13 October 2017
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We pride ourselves on our range of AC and DC panel mounting items including RCDs, Earth Continuity Monitors and special purpose electrical protection devices compliant with BS4293 which we have available ex-stock for the specialist panel builder. These items can be reviewed and ordered direct from our Online store. The range includes multi-range protection levels […]

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General purpose overload/short circuit and DC immune protection

8 September 2017
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Our FDB11 is a general purpose RCD panel unit providing overload and short circuit protection for industrial, academic, institutional and corporate applications. Installation is quick and easy with the FDB11 housed in a sheet metal enclosure. Three enclosure sizes of FDB11 are available, 10 to 32 amp, 40 to 63 amp and 80 to 100 […]

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Earth line protection devices

10 August 2017
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We have been specialists in industrial electrical protection equipment for a long time now and are able to offer our proven technology in component form to panel builders wishing to configure their own systems. This FDB range includes many panel mount devices and system elements. For example the FDB EMGUARD earth line monitor range includes […]

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Core-balance Transformers

1 July 2017
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Here at FDB Electrical we have a wide range of core-balance transformers (CTs) for use in monitoring supply conductors together with with earth leakage relays (ELRs and ELCBs)  and MCCBs where the CT  provides a warning signal from the incoming cable, giving advance information to the trip device so ensuring greater safety for personnel and equipment. We have […]

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RCD technology in the FDB11

23 June 2017
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The use of RCD electrical technology has become commonplace in all areas of building services where the safety and convenience of this type of protection is of great value – but RCDs and their “sister” MCBs often need to be housed in specialist enclosures which provide for the integration of a number of devices in a custom […]

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