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ESB Domestic Connection Application

  • 07-03-2019 4:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 21 hackersphorr


    Hi All,

    Currently in the middle of a self build and I am applying for my ESB domestic connection. There's a section on the form relating to heat pumps. The data required is:

    >Continuous operating current (in amps)

    >Starting current (in amps)

    >Minimum interval between starts (in minutes)

    It's also asking for total kWs for an underfloor heating system.


    The house is 2,500 sq ft and I haven't decided on heat pump yet. Can anyone advise what numbers to provide for these?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ caddy16


    Hi All,

    Currently in the middle of a self build and I am applying for my ESB domestic connection. There's a section on the form relating to heat pumps. The data required is:

    >Continuous operating current (in amps)

    >Starting current (in amps)

    >Minimum interval between starts (in minutes)

    It's also asking for total kWs for an underfloor heating system.


    The house is 2,500 sq ft and I haven't decided on heat pump yet. Can anyone advise what numbers to provide for these?

    Thanks

    You don't need to fill all that out. Check with your electrician if you need a 12 or 16 kva connection and just tick that box. If your going with a heat pump chances are it'll be 16.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 hackersphorr


    Cheers, however the online form has data as mandatory and has to be filled in. It's 16 kva alright, I just don't know the specifics


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ caddy16


    Cheers, however the online form has data as mandatory and has to be filled in. It's 16 kva alright, I just don't know the specifics

    I should have said I went with paper version for that reason. Still got the connection pack within 3/4 days so no delay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,177 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    Hi All,

    Currently in the middle of a self build and I am applying for my ESB domestic connection. There's a section on the form relating to heat pumps. The data required is:

    >Continuous operating current (in amps)

    >Starting current (in amps)

    >Minimum interval between starts (in minutes)

    It's also asking for total kWs for an underfloor heating system.


    The house is 2,500 sq ft and I haven't decided on heat pump yet. Can anyone advise what numbers to provide for these?

    Thanks

    You'd normally get the Heat Pump supplier to fill out that section for you but since you havent decided if you will have a heat pump Im not sure what you should put in.

    However, I have a 12kW heat pump with the 16kVA connection and the figures I was given were....

    Cont. Operating Current: 23.5A
    Starting Current: 33A
    Min. Interval between starts: 20mins

    The "Other heating" section was left blank as the underfloor heating is driven by the heat pump and that section covers that figure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 hackersphorr


    Cheers all, much appreciated


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