A residual-current device (RCD) or residual-current circuit breaker quickly switches off electricity if there’s a fault. This sensitive and life-saving device protects you from electric shock and fire if you accidentally cut through a cable when mowing the lawn, touch an exposed live wire or use a faulty appliance.
From fixed RCDs in your fuse box to socket-outlet or portable RCDs, these devices come in various shapes and sizes. According to Electrical Safety First, fixed RCDs are about 97% reliable – and this will improve if you maintain and test them regularly. The best person to do this is a Part P qualified electrician – they’re certified to safely work with electricity. During their investigation, they’ll look for faults and signs of corrosion. Your electrician will fix broken parts and replace anything that’s beyond repair.
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