Electrical Socket

Domestic Electrician for Leeds and Bradford

07790 752 120
0113 256 0138

DaveClarkElectrical

daveclark862@talktalk.net
Electrician Leeds
Electrical installation work should only be carried out by someone who is competent. It's easy to make an electrical circuit work - it's far harder to make the circuit work safely.

Registration number: EPP34100

Testimonial

"I employed Dave to completely re-wire my house, adding extra sockets, light fittings and smoke alarms. When Dave did a preliminary survey of my old wiring, he found some serious problems that had been missed by other electricians only a few years earlier. The re-wire was done with a minimum of disruption and Dave had no trouble co-ordinating with the kitchen fitters to wire up my new fitted kitchen. Dave worked very neatly and methodically; he finished on schedule; and he left everything clean and tidy."

Keith - Harehills, Leeds.

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MCBs, RCDs and RCBOs

What are the differences between MCBs, RCDs and RCBOs?

MCBs

Miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) are fitted in newer consumer units in place of fuses. They automatically cut off the supply of electricity if a circuit is overloaded. They have the advantage that they can be manually reset without having to replace wire as in the case of the traditional fuse. The MCBs have either a button or lever that can be flicked to reset it. They are used instead of fuses due to their convenience and improved safety features.

Consumer Unit

RCDs

RCDs (Residual Current Devices) are designed to help prevent electric shock and other accidents due to faulty electrical appliances or wiring. An RCD can detect changes in the proper flow of electric current: when a flex or cable is cut, for instance, or an electrical appliance malfunctions. Within milliseconds of this happening, the RCD automatically disconnects the power supply to the equipment before you can be electrocuted or further damage can be done.

RCBOs

An RCBO is a single device which combines the functions of an MCB (over-current and short-circuit protection) and an RCD (Earth fault protection).

 

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