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Hi ya

if its tripping the MCB on the consumer unit there could be several reasons,

The fuse in the plug is too low / high in the plug, as the Air con, requires more power on start up,

it is also worth checking the plug is wired correctly E N Live etc..

or the MBC is too low, normally sockets are 16 amp - if its lower check with a qualified electrician it will be noted on the MCB denoted sockets

if the air con is portable, or able to be plugged in else where try upstairs sockets or kitchen sockets as these should be on a different circuit - if it does trip on these the air con is faulty and dump or see if a qualified repair agent is local

but always consult someone who is qualified - simply doing the above should be fine,

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