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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.

Electrical Fault finding

Electrical Fault finding

Electrical faults can appear gradually over time or suddenly. Most minor faults are not dangerous, but they could be if they are left to get worse.

Even if you think it's not a big deal and you can probably fix it yourself, you really should contact an electrician to complete the electrical fault finding. DIY electrics can be very dangerous and incorrect repairs could cause fires or even death.

Signs you may notice if you have an electrical fault include -