Consumer Unit Upgraded

Posted on May 26th, 2014

 

One of our jobs this week was to upgrade an old fuseboard in a house in Southampton which had an old re-wireable fuses.

 

Modern consumer units contain a RCD (Residual Current Device) or RCBOs (Residual Current Breaker with Overcurrent).  RCD/RCBOs protect you from a lethal electric shock.  If you do not have a RCD or RCBOs in your consumer unit and you receive an electric shock the power may not disconnect resulting in a potential fatality.

 

Have a look at the images below.  Does you consumer unit contain either a RCD or RCBOs?  If you have an old re-wireable fuseboard similar to the bottom image then it is probably time to upgrade to a modern consumer unit.  If you want your consumer unit upgraded we can do this for you and it is generally completed within a day.

RCD Consumer Unit

RCD Consumer Unit

 

RCD Consumer Unit

RCD Consumer Unit

Re-wireable Fuse Board

Re-wireable Fuse Board

 

 

 

 

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