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.
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.