Safety Switches

hagerSafety switches are vital in protecting persons against electrocution and potential loss of life. Safety switches are mandatory on light and power circuits and are easily fitted to existing installations.

Safety switches, or Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are designed to detect an imbalance in current caused by a fault to earth and automatically reacts by disconnecting the power. RCDs are intended to operate within 25-40 milliseconds reacting quick enough to prevent an electric shock occurring.

Ambient Electrical Installs, Repairs and Tests Safety Switches making sure they meet Australian Standards requirements. We only install quality Safety Switches manufactured by Hager, NHP and Clipsal.

These life-saving devices can be easily retrofitted to all electrical installations. Safety Switches can be installed at the switchboard protecting all light and power circuits or anywhere on a power circuit protecting that point and beyond.

safety-switches-eastern-suburbs-electricianAccording to the Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) for a domestic electrical installation that has more than one final sub-circuit, a minimum of two Residual Current Devices (RCDs) shall be installed. RCDs are not required for circuits supplying fixed appliances, such as hot water systems and stoves.

All homes and businesses should be fitted with RCD’s as they have significantly reduced the number of injuries and deaths caused by electrocutions.

Please Note: Safety switches can only be installed by a licensed electrician

For further information on Safety Switches call Ambient Electrical on 0415 684 120.

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