Electric Meter Box R5 Standard Semi Recessed – Zinc coated Steel

Electric Meter Box R5 Standard Semi Recessed are standalone meter boxes designed to be partially recessed into a pre-made recess within a wall, providing the meter with steel protection. Zintec steel construction greatly improves resistance to vandalism and wear and tear compared to GRP, greatly improving its service life.

The R5 design is one that matches most closely in appearance the standard Small GRP box. Available in three sizes (S, M, L).

 

Key Features

  • Partially Recessed – This unit is intended for installations to be partially recessed within the wall, with a protrusion of approximately 50mm.
  • Compatible with the requirements stated for plastic outdoor electricity cupboards in BS 8567:2012.
  • Secure Locking System – The units are fitted with stainless steel cam locks operated by a tri-key.
  • 12mm Plywood Backboard – For mounting of metering equipment.
  • 4 x 50mm Circular Cut-Outs – One in each side of the back-box for passing electrical cables. Unused cut outs can be blocked using the plugs provided.
  • Modular Design – Door assembly is separate from the back-box and can be inverted during or after installation to change the direction in which the door opens according to your needs.
  • Robust Construction – Zintec steel construction greatly improves resistance to vandalism and wear and tear compared to GRP, greatly improving its service life.
  • Colour – Available in RAL 9010 Satin White, however can easily be repainted.

The R5 Electric meter box is a metal meter box designed for a semi recessed fit. Supplied in two halves allowing fitting of the box during building work and hanging of the door later when there is less chance of site damage. Designed so that the door can be hung on the left or right hand side of the pre-installed box to best suit local conditions.

Meter board and earthing stud fitted to the box as standard. Cable entry holes fitted with blind grommets to allow choice of positioning. All boxes fitted with stainless steel cam locks and supplied with triangular key. Available in ESI Small, Medium and Large sizes.

We designed the R5 back in the 1970s for the electricity boards that needed a more vandal-resistant and sometimes fire-resistant alternative to the plastic meter box.  We chose to make the R5 from Zintec or mild steel coated in Zinc to add an extra protection layer, together with a durable powder coating finish, the result is a very durable meter box. The R5 design is one that matches most closely in appearance the standard Small GRP box.

In 1979 the standard R5 was tested to the BS476 Part 8 standard and gave 38 minutes fire resistance.  In 2013 we re-tested an upgraded version of the R5 to the latest, European fire resistance test method (BS EN1363 and 1366) and this model achieved more than 60 min fire resistance.  Find the R5 Fire Rated Meter Box along with the rest of the Passive Fire Protection range.

R5 Dimensions

SizeOverall Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth)
Wall Opening
(Height x Width x Depth)
Weight
(kg)
Small582 x 415 x 180530 x 360 x 1309
Medium657 x 470 x 180605 x 415 x 13010
Large732 x 555 x 180680 x 500 x 13013

R5 Documentation:

Delivery from Stock is 48hrs from receipt of order.

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