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Red Plug Installation in Abu Dhabi - Electrician Critique?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Ames, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Ames

    Ames Member

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    Hi. I am posting this in the European forums since our electrical grid closely resembles that of the UK. I just had my electrician complete my 16A 3-Phase Red Plug installation. My electrician wired each of the 3 phases to a 20A breaker + neutral and earth. He installed a separate circuit direct from the breaker to the plug and used 5x 2.5 sq.mm. cross section cable.

    Alex.

    1. the main panel breaker rated at 415V 100A.
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    2. the main panel before opening.
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    3. 20A 3-Phase breaker and cable
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    4. Making space in the breaker by moving the 1-Phases down.
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    5. The cable is threaded using existing conduits, keeping an existing 13A circuit intact.
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    6. All installed at the breaker.
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    7. Both plugs wired and almost ready
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    8. Voltage Test on each phase with multi-meter
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    9. All done.
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  2. Ames

    Ames Member

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    Well I managed to get a critique from Tesla. I asked them 2 simple questions since I was not able to match their specification exactly:

    Is there any harm if the voltage is 415 instead of 400?
    Is there any harm if I go with a 20A breaker instead of 16A?

    Their response below:

     

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