Distribution Board must be suitable for the environmental conditions in which it operates.
A distribution board can also be known as a panel board or a breaker. It is an element of an electricity supply system, which will separate an electrical power feed into secondary circuits, whilst providing a protective fuse for each circuit in a regular enclosure.
Low voltage Distribution boards (DB's) connects the supply to the different loads and equipment in your establishment through correctly sized circuit breakers.
Distribution Board Facts:
A distribution board must comply with the requirements of SANS 10142, and each item of electrical equipment used in a distribution board should comply with the requirements of this standard:
A distribution board is a sheet metal fabricated enclosure that can be open, semi-closed or totally enclosed; designed to provide and control electric power to distribution systems.
Each distribution board must be controlled by a switch disconnector (mains or main switch)
A distribution board (DB) is where the electrical supply is distributed from within the building. The main supply cable comes into the board and is then distributed to the breakers and from there to all the circuits