This year for SOCAD Installations has seen a lot of fuse board upgrades Eastbourne. Since the latest edition of the Electricity Regulations (18th Edition) we have been installing fuse boards/consumer units with additional Surge protection. Surge protection means that all appliances are protected against sudden surges of electricity and also protects your appliances from damage caused by lighting strikes.
Fuse Board Upgrade Eastbourne – Tilgate Close, BN21 – RCBO Board Installed
This Fuse Board Upgrade in Tilgate Close, Eastbourne was a fairly straight forward replacement.
We were limited for space in the existing cupboard which is why we decided to install an RCBO consumer unit.
What is an RCBO fuse board / consumer unit?
An RCBO consumer unit is where each circuit is individually given RCD protection within its own independent fuse. A standard dual RCD fuse board/consumer unit have all circuits protected by just 2 x RCD’s.
The advantage of an RCBO consumer unit is that each fuse has its own individual RCD protection. This means that if a fault was to occur and you was unable to turn the fuse come back, it would be just that individual circuit that was affected. Whereas a standard dual RCD consumer unit means that you have around 10 – 15 circuits (sometimes more) protected by just 2 x RCD’s. Meaning if there was a fault on 1 x individual circuit then the other circuits protected by that RCD wouldn’t come on either.
Installing the RCBO consumer unit took us around 1 x day. The power was off for the duration. The installation included NICEIC Installation certificates and also we notified building control. The client received the certificates the next day and was very happy with the service we provided.