Many older switchboards, even those that are new enough not to have re-wirable fuses don’t have Safety Switches (Residual Current Devices). While fuses and circuit breakers are designed to protect the electrical installation, safety switches are there to protect the people using the installation. Safety switches are now a requirement on any circuits that are modified or extended and an essential safety feature for you and your family.
New switchboards with circuit breakers and safety switches greatly reduce the chances of fire or injury by tripping very quickly under fault conditions, cutting power and potentially saving lives. When these devices trip they are very easy to reset, requiring just a simple flick of a switch there is no rewiring required.
Give us a call at Prompt Power today if you have any questions or to schedule a free switchboard inspection and quote to ensure you, your family and your home are safe.