Circuit Protection

  1. 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...
  2. 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...