Expert Guide to Fitting a Consumer Unit

Dec 1, 2023


Welcome to Prometheus Electrical, your trusted source for high-quality lighting fixtures & equipment and professional electricians. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the essential steps and considerations when it comes to fitting a consumer unit.

Understanding Consumer Units

A consumer unit, also known as a fuse box, is a crucial component of any electrical system. It acts as a control panel, distributing electricity to different circuits in your home or business. Proper installation and maintenance of a consumer unit ensure the safety and efficiency of your electrical setup.

Why Choose Prometheus Electrical?

At Prometheus Electrical, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch services to our valued customers. With years of experience in the industry, we have earned a reputation for excellence in lighting fixtures & equipment and electrical services.

The Process of Fitting a Consumer Unit

Evaluating Your Electrical Needs

Before fitting a consumer unit, it is crucial to assess your electrical needs. Determine the number of circuits required to power your appliances, lighting, and other electrical devices. This evaluation ensures you choose a consumer unit that meets your specific requirements.

Choosing the Right Consumer Unit

With a wide range of consumer units available in the market, selecting the right one can be overwhelming. Our team of experts can guide you through the selection process, considering factors such as the number of circuits, amperage rating, and compliance with safety regulations.

Disconnecting the Power

Prior to replacing or installing a new consumer unit, it is essential to disconnect the power supply to avoid potential electrical hazards. We always recommend contacting a qualified electrician to handle this step and ensure it is done safely.

Removing the Old Consumer Unit

Removing the old consumer unit involves disconnecting the wiring and carefully detaching it from the wall. This process requires precision and knowledge of electrical systems. Our electricians are trained to handle this task efficiently and with utmost care.

Wiring and Installation

The wiring and installation of a new consumer unit is a critical step in the process. Our team of skilled electricians will carefully connect the circuits, ensuring proper distribution of electricity and adherence to safety standards. They will also label each circuit for easy identification in case of future maintenance.

Testing and Certification

Once the installation is complete, it is crucial to conduct thorough testing to ensure the consumer unit is functioning correctly. This includes checks for electrical impedance, fault detection, and circuit continuity. Our electricians are equipped with the necessary tools to perform these tests and will provide you with the required certifications.

Trust the Professionals at Prometheus Electrical

At Prometheus Electrical, we understand the importance of a well-fitted consumer unit in maintaining a safe and efficient electrical system. Our highly skilled electricians have years of experience in fitting consumer units and are committed to delivering superior service to our customers.

Whether you are a homeowner looking to upgrade your electrical panel or a business owner in need of professional installation services, we are here to help. Contact Prometheus Electrical today to discuss your requirements and schedule an appointment with our experts.


Fitting a consumer unit is a complex task that requires both technical expertise and compliance with electrical safety regulations. By choosing Prometheus Electrical, you can trust that your consumer unit installation will be handled with utmost precision and care. Don't compromise on the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. Contact us today and experience the excellence we offer in lighting fixtures & equipment and expert electricians.