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A Fuse Board and it's more modern counterpart the Consumer Unit are the control centres of your home's electrical supply.
They monitor the circuits within your property and will turn the power off if they detect any surges or overloads. Your fuse board is essential for ensuring a safe supply of electricity and as such you need to be certain it is working correctly and meets current safety standards. As fully qualified and highly experienced fuse board electricians, Safe Check Electrical can assess the condition of your fuse board or consumer unit and install a new one should any safety concerns arise.
Fuse Box or Consumer Unit?
A common question asked of a fuse board electrician is how to tell the difference between a fuse box and a consumer unit.
An older style fuse box will contain a series of fuses mounted inside fuse carriers which must be replaced following an overload event. These fuses contain a wire which is designed to melt when overloaded causing the system to cut out or trip. It can be harder to find the circuit causing the fault with a fuse-based system and, as the fuse is now spent, it will need to be replaced before the power can be restored.
A consumer unit is safer and more user-friendly update to the fuse board. It contains mini circuit breakers attached to switches. If the system trips, then the switch for the circuit the fault originates from will turn itself to the OFF position. This makes it far easier to identify the source of a fault and for your fuse board electrician to safely resolve the issue.
Types of Consumer Units fitted by a Fuse Board Electrician
There are 3 types of consumer unit typically fitted in a property. Your fuse board electrician will carefully consider the size of the property and your specific needs before making their recommendations to you.
• Main Switch Consumer Unit: As the name suggests, this consumer unit has only one switch that controls all circuits. Alongside the main switch are smaller toggles that will indicate which circuit is faulty. These units are typically fitted in flats and smaller properties.
• Dual RCD Consumer Unit: A good choice for multi-storey buildings as it can divide the power between 2 circuits keeping one area running safely if the power is interrupted in the other.
• High Integrity Consumer Unit: All circuits on these consumer units operate independently. This means that only the faulty circuit or appliance will trip and everything else in your home will continue to function.
When you are looking for a fuse board electrician it is vital that you choose one who is fully qualified and registered to carry out the work required. This will ensure that you can sleep soundly, secure in the knowledge both you and your home are safe. If you are looking for a fuse board electrician in the Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes area then Safe Check Electrical are here to help. We are fully qualified and NICEIC registered. We take your safety seriously and pride ourselves on providing a friendly and professional service you can rely upon. Call us today on 01908 011171