How to connect an electrical panel to the EDF meter?


How to connect an electrical panel to the EDF meter


Electric panel and EDF meter: to each his role

In order to be able to make you fully understood when you are preparing your projects, do not confuse “electrical panel” and “EDF meter”. The electrical panel is the element that concentrates all the connections of your electrical circuit. It is also this which accommodates the connection circuit breaker, which, as you will see, is of great importance when you want to connect an electrical panel to the EDF meter. The installation of an electrical panel is managed by the owner of the accommodation and meets the NF C 15-100 standard.


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The electricity meter, on the other hand, depends on the Enedis electricity network. The electrical network manager must ensure that its installation complies with the NF C 14-100 standard. This device records the electricity consumption of the home. For several years, the old meters have given way to the yellow Linky boxes. Once the meter is installed, it cannot be stopped or modified. The electrical panel must then be connected to the meter and this is where the connection circuit breaker comes into play.

The circuit breaker: an essential interface

Whether it is called a branch circuit breaker or a subscriber, or even a General Switching Device (AGCP), the circuit breaker accompanies all electrical panels. It is this which cuts off the current in a home, but it is also the device to be reset when the electricity is cut following a surge linked to the connection of too many devices in your home.


Beyond that, the circuit breaker acts as the meeting point between the private part of your electrical installation (the switchboard) and the equipment dependent on Enedis (the meter). It is the circuit breaker that allows you to run the EDF meter according to your consumption. He is therefore directly involved in the work to be implemented to connect an electrical panel to the EDF meter.


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Note: if an overvoltage is detected on the general network, the meter is the one that interrupts the power supply to the home to protect electrical appliances.


EDF circuit breaker and meter connection: 2 cases

Connecting an electrical panel to the EDF meter will automatically require the intervention of a professional. There are two situations:


For small properties

When the network connection box installed at the property line by the distributor is less than 30 meters from inside the accommodation, then Enedis will be in charge of connecting the electrical panel to the EDF meter. The connection will start from the distribution box outside to pass through the meter before reaching the circuit breaker and therefore the electrical panel.



For fullness properties

It happens that the connection box is more than 30 meters from the interior of the accommodation. In this case, the connection between the electrical panel and the EDF meter is made in two stages. Enedis will once again be responsible for making the connection between the network distribution box, the meter, and the circuit breaker. This time, however, these items will be installed at the property line. You will then have to ask a professional to make the connection between this "outside" branch circuit breaker and an emergency cut-off device placed inside your home. The electric cable that will connect the two stations must comply with the NF C 15-100 standard.


Whatever the situation, you will have to send a connection file to Enedis. In addition to your contact details, it should include:


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A copy of the planning permission (the building permit);

The power of the connection: this is the maximum power to which you can subscribe. The professional in charge of your electrical installation will be able to establish an estimate of your needs.

Confirmation of taking charge of the work (creation of a trench and installation of a sheath) to pass the electric cable in the event that your network distribution box is located less than 30 meters from your home.


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