Electrical regulations specify Residual Current Device R.C.D. as a requirement in all new electrical installations. This includes times when even as little as one power outlet is added to an installation. There must be a Residual Current Device R.C.D. added for your fault current protection. Talk to your electrician today…
There are those that will remember the black split-able Reyrolle pull cap fuse holder with their glass fuses used in many homes around New Zealand. From these we progressed through several types of electrical current protection to today’s miniature circuit breakers and Residual Current Device R.C.D.
RCD’s ( Residual Current Device) are one of the best electrical devices, I believe, since sliced bread when it comes to consumer protection.
Why are Residual Current Device R.C.D. important? You may well ask.
As many New Zealand’s RCD-protected homes continue to increase, the existing and these additional Residual Current Device R.C.D. protected homes and installations are expected to save at least two lives every year and will probably prevent more than ten injuries in the same time caused by people accidentally coming into contact with live electrical parts.
This additional Residual Current Device R.C.D. roll out and protection may also reduce property loss that can be caused by electrical faults up to and probably more than $3.5 million per year.
But disregarding the above I believe myself if anyone uses electricity whether it is in a home or outside in the garage or even just if there are children in the home then Residual Current Device R.C.D. protection is like a life raft for your home and a MUST have for your family!
Although you probably will never need the full protection of a Residual Current Device R.C.D. but in that one instance that you do you will be so very glad you have them.
If you are unsure if you have the latest minimum protection on your fuse-board/circuit breaker board then contact us for an inspection.