Circuit Protection

  1. Voltage Optimization Explained

    Voltage optimization is the process of systematic reduction in the level of voltages received by a consumer (this kind of consumer). By reducing the supply voltage to your electrical equipment you can reduce your power consumption and energy usage. This process is controlled via voltage adjustment devices which are designed to reduce energy costs and save money. Voltage optimizers act...
  2. How To Guide: Dealing with Fixes that Require Your Attention

    We’ve all dealt with problems around the home that have gone on for a little longer than they should have. From a dripping shower to a blocked sink, we’re all guilty of falling a little short when it comes to DIY. However, when it comes to the lights, if you’re experiencing flickering, you really need to take action. Here’s our...
  3. How To Achieve The Best Circuit Protection

    How To Achieve The Best Circuit Protection
    RCBOs (residual current circuit breaker with overload protection) incorporate the latest features in safety and comply with the most up to date wiring policies and regulations. They operate on earth fault and current overload situations which means they operate like a combined MCB and RCD at the same time in one single pole device. On top of all that, the...
  4. What is an RCD?

    What is an RCD?
    A basic circuit protection setup would consist of a consumer unit, miniature circuit breakers, RCBO's and residual current devices. In this article I will provide information about the residual current device and explain its uses. A residual current device or better known as an RCD is a key safety device in the electrical world. An RCD is used primarily to...
  5. Information about Consumer Units, RCD's, RCBO's and Circuit Breakers

    Information about Consumer Units, RCD's, RCBO's and Circuit Breakers
    Almost all properties that have an electricity supply will be fitted with a consumer unit to distribute electricity to the circuits. One of the main uses of a consumer unit is that it enables there to be different circuits to be used and individually protected by a circuit breaker. For example there can be a separate supply of electricity for...