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An RCD Safety Switch: What Is It?

Why does your home or place of business need an RCD (Residual Current Device)?

Safety switches, also referred to as RCDs, can be the difference between life and death. While equipment is plugged into power, they keep an eye on the current flowing via the active and neutral wires. Before the user can be hurt, the RCD detects an electrical failure in less than 20 milliseconds and cuts the connection.

RCDs are crucial for avoiding electrical fires. An expertly placed and routinely checked safety switch can help prevent fires, which are typically started by electrical problems and appliances.

It is not enough for you to just install an RCD; you also need to have them checked (and labelled). Every six months, a manual trip test should be carried out, and every twelve months, a trip time test. According to the Australian standard AS/NZS 3760, these tests guarantee that your RCD is secure and functional and that you, your family, your house, and/or your place of business are protected in the event of an electrical disaster.

Electrical problems occur more frequently than a great deal of people realise. Frayed cords and abnormal voltage brought on by lightning strikes are both examples of faults that can occur from time to time. Given the ease and low cost of installation and testing, the possibility of an electrical surge or fault is too great to be ignored.

It might be time to get in touch with a qualified test and tag operator if you want an RCD installation or test and tag. With five-star reviews and trustworthy outcomes, Pulse Test and Tag is New Zealand’s top pick for test and tag services. To connect with a specialist right away, dial¬† 0800 785 434 to speak with a professional.

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