Consumer Units (Fuse boards)

At Butterworth Electrics, we are fully qualified to install or upgrade your consumer unit (fuse board). All of the boards we fit are compliant to the current regulations (currently 18th edition), are RCD protected. We always opt to use an RCBO board. With this type of board any ‘tripping’ only turns off one circuit, not half of your house.

 

 

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Consumer Units (Fuse boards)

RCDs or RCBOs, do you have the right protection?

RCDs or RCBOs, do you have the right protection?

The way electrical installations are designed and the electrical equipment we have at our disposal has come a long way in recent years. Today's consumer units are far safer than the fuse boxes of the past, part of this increased protection is due to something called a Residual Current Device (RCD). These devices detect when a fault is occurring and shut off power to the circuit, reducing the risk of fires and electrocution.

Earthing and Bonding

Earthing and Bonding

It is our duty as a registered electrician to check the earthing and bonding on any installation is suitable and meets current electrical regulations. The safety of any new installation at your property (no matter how small) will depend on the earthing and bonding arrangements.