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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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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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