In the United Kingdom, a distribution board designed for domestic installations is known as a consumer unit.
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, e.g. lights, plugs. It usually houses all the contact breakers, earth leakage unit and may house items such as a door bell transformer and timers. Various sizes of distribution boards are available.