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What is an Arc Fualt Current Device?

In a safer electrical world, more and more protection devices are being added to homes across the UK. AFDD's (Arc-fault detection devices) are one of these. It is located in the consumer unit and protects against arcs around the home. Arcs are when electricity is...

How to test an RCD

How to test an RCDHow to test. 1. Head over to your consumer unit and find any push buttons marked with a "T".  2. Push these buttons once and the switch will trip the power off.  3. Great news, your RCD works.  Turn on the power again by flicking on the switch that...

RCD vs. RCBO

In a safer electrical world, more and more devices are being added to homes across the UK. RCDs (Residual Current Device) monitor if electricity has gone down an unexpected path. This includes malfunctions of an appliance, damaged or broken wires and when live parts...

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