Posts Tagged "Residual Current Device"

The Consumer Unit – the heart of the home

The Consumer Unit – the heart of the home

By on Oct 13, 2013 in Consumer Unit | 4 comments

THE CONSUMER UNIT is the heart of the home. It distributes electricity to appliances and safeguards the electrical system. With the limited power supplies that are available in Spanish dwellings, it is essential that it is adequately equipped with the correct devices to protect against overloading, short circuits and leaking electricity.  Back in the day the it was...

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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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#testyourRCD

#testyourRCD

By on Oct 13, 2012 in RCD | 0 comments

#testyourRCD. An RCD (Residual Current Device) is the most important safety device in your home electrics. Don’t ignore the importance of this little baby and ensure that you test it regularly. An RCD is not a fuse. That function is provided by a Circuit Breaker (CB). CB’s are used together with RCD’s, fitted alongside each other in the consumer...

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