Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Installation of circuit breakers

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Installation of circuit breakers

    Please help: are there adaptor plates available to mount a DIN Rail circuit breaker to a mini rail? My local hardware / electrical store does not have anything like that in stock, and a Google search also does not return any results, except for suggesting that a piece of the mini rail be cut out of the db board and replaced with a similar length of DIN rail.

  2. #2
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,403
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    I'm not sure what the mini rail is, is it same as a standard DIN rail profile but smaller or does if have a 'C' or 'G' type profile. You also get samite rail that the CBI breakers mount on and a very old type rail for the Heinemann breakers that incorporated a spring clip at the bottom.

    Here's some of the available DIN profiles;

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DIN Profiles.jpg 
Views:	183 
Size:	70.8 KB 
ID:	6154
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  3. #3
    Full Member MullerR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Lady Grey
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    The "Mini Rail" is the "samite rail". I know you get an adapter plate from Samite to DIN and from Heineman to Samite. Not quite sure about Samite to DIN?

  4. #4
    Full Member MullerR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Lady Grey
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    Wtf did i post..? Haha...must have been distracted....haha. yes,there is in fact an adaptor to fit into yout mini or samite rail to enable you to install din rail mcb's etc. I will post a picture later.

  5. #5
    Full Member MullerR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Lady Grey
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    Heineman to Samite Adaptor Plate
    Name:  Heineman to Samite.jpg
Views: 914
Size:  2.3 KB

    Samite to DIN
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Samite - DIN.jpg 
Views:	244 
Size:	4.2 KB 
ID:	6162

    Samite or "Mini Rail"
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Samite Rail.jpg 
Views:	211 
Size:	5.8 KB 
ID:	6163

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks MullerR, it was indeed the little plastic clip on your second picture. I had to use 2 of those because of the width of the timer switch I installed but it is working fine.

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Flash Barrier Protection on Circuit Breakers
    By BlueArc in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Sep-15, 11:15 AM
  2. Is my circuit overloaded?
    By debtcollectorZA in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 21-Jun-14, 01:23 AM
  3. Din rail breakers fake or not
    By Pieter00 in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 24-Oct-13, 10:46 AM
  4. [Question] Circiut Breakers
    By Martinco in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22-Apr-11, 02:47 PM
  5. Circuit breakers
    By adrianh in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-May-10, 12:37 AM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •