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Advice on electricity

Postby Rummii » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:24 am

Hi all,
I am sure someone here will be able to help with this....
We have just increased our electricity from 4.4 kw to 5.5or5.75kw and our existing ICP is 20amps am I right in thinking that they should have altered ICP to adjust our usage . I would of thought it should be 25amp now ....?
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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby El Cid » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 am

Yes, the rating on the ICP should have been increased to 25A.

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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby Enrique » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 am

Hi Rummii,
ICP should have been upgraded to 25 Amp

Currently you will trip on 4.6kw.......depending on the Voltage supplied on the day........... :(

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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby Rummii » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:45 am

Hi
I thought as much
Thank you for your help I will contact them on Monday :P

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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby gerryh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:06 am

Are you referring to an ICP in your fuse box?
Do you have a smart meter?
If you have a Smart meter then it has an inbuilt ICP which should have been uprated via a software update when you changed contracts. This also means that the ICP in your fuse box is redundant and can be removed.
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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby TorreDelAguila » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Gerry is correct on this. Smart meters have a programmable "max contracted power" function built in, so your existing ICP becomes redundant.
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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby El Cid » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:42 pm

If the ICP trips on a Smart meter, how do you reset it?

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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby Enrique » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Hi,
Have a look at olive's post on this thread.................will depend on type of meter fitted.................

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36923&p=363560&hilit=smart+meter+reset+trip#p363560

Probably a better way is listed in this link..............

http://www.sparksinspain.es/2015/02/04/ ... art-meter/


If the OP still has the ICP in circuit he will need to remove this......maybe the Engineer did when fitting Smart meter..... :?:

One way to check OP is getting the correct Kw is to load up the circuits until it trips, most items have the power ratings on the label ..... :idea:
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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby northandsouth » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:32 pm

El Cid wrote:If the ICP trips on a Smart meter, how do you reset it?

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Turn off the main breaker in the consumer unit wait for 10 to 15 secs and switch back on.

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Re: Advice on electricity

Postby El Cid » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:58 pm

That sounds simple enough!

I will resist all attempts for them to install a new meter! It gets very complicated if you have a three phase supply.

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