Max Length of Meter Tails

by Steve on May 31, 2009


How Long Can Meter Tails Be?



The length of Tails from the Meter to the Consumers Distribution Board or Consumer Unit is at the discretion the Local Electricity Company.


Generally the maximum length of tails allowed is 3 metres.

For longer distances it is common practice to install a Double Pole Isolation Switch at the Meter Position and install tails or a Sub-Main to the Consumers Distribution Board.


Care should be taken to install adequate mechanical protection to the Tails or Sub-Main cable.

SWA is preferable if the cable is not to be clipped direct to surface.


Minimum size of Meter Tails is 25 sq mm


Source information:

Onsite Guide Section 2

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