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Would you use a 3 Phase, 3 DIN, RCBO?

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Would you use a 3 Phase, 3 DIN, RCBO/GFCI?

Would you use; and do you think there would be much demand for, a 3Phase RCBO (or GFCI as you Americans call them) that takes up only 3 DIN spaces?

To achieve the compact size the neutral is just a feed through and is not switched .. do you percieve that as being a problem?

My friend, an electronic engineer, has designed and patented one and I'm wondering if I should help him commercialise it ...? Is it worth the effort? Is there a need for such a thing?

Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated ..
 

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Is there a market for 3 Phase, 3 DIN, GFCI's ..?

Thanks backstay .. you'd call it a GFCI then?:thumbsup:

I suppose the question still stands .. Would you use a 3 Phase, 3 DIN GFCI? And do you think there would be a significant market for it?

Again thanks for any help given ..
 

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Some spec's ...

Some good info and questions backstay ..

The unit will do upto 32Amps at the moment with 64Amps possible if there is the need.
It is electro-mechanical by design which makes it fairly voltage independant, to a degree, and has been insulation tested to 6kV - which it has passed ..
 

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The breakers in our panels are not,by and large, DIN-rail mounted, so I'd say low volume item.

Also,as I understand it,our GFCI's are set to trip at much lower current values than RCD's are. Furthermore, breaker sizes of 32/64/etc., are not standard sizes used here.

Is it an RCBO main?
 

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There isn't going to be a real need for that in the states, stick to your local markets where that type of equipment is used. Less certification and listing costs that way too.
 
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