Safety

How safe are Spanish electrics?

How safe are Spanish electrics?

By on Apr 17, 2014 in Safety | 2 comments

THERE IS a common apprehension and mistrust by the Brits regarding the safety of Spanish electrics in the home. This is probably due to the lack of mandatory regulations for domestic installations in Spain compared to the UK. There are a number of specific national practices, habits and traditions associated with electrical wiring in Spanish houses that...

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Smoking can seriously damage your fuseboard

Smoking can seriously damage your fuseboard

By on Dec 15, 2013 in Safety | 0 comments

A CUSTOMER inquired about upgrading a circuit breaker because his heating was tripping out the electricity – in the interest of safety I refused to do it. I explained the only heat you will get is from the consumer unit going up in flames. It is a dangerous and common misconception that a circuit breaker can be upgraded, that means replacing a circuit breaker with a...

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Earthing vs. RCD – do I need both?

Earthing vs. RCD – do I need both?

By on Sep 28, 2013 in Safety | 2 comments

WHY DO I need an RCD if I have a good earth connection? Earthing is a solid method of protection for an electrical system, whilst a Residual Current Device (RCD) is a device that disconnects the electricity supply in the event of a fault. The big advantage of using earth over an RCD as the primary means of earth fault protection is that earth is all around us in...

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