All new homes built, are required to have safety switches in the switchboard. Older homes, with older switchboards that still have fuses and circuit breakers, should be upgraded to include safety switches.
Fuses and circuit breakers are designed to detect electrical current surges within the home. The main purpose of the fuse and circuit breaker is to protect the circuit and wiring from damage, not to protect the people in the home. Fuses and circuit breakers do not save lives.
Safety switches are important to have because they limit the chance of electrocution, and also fire within your home. They do this by turning off within milliseconds of detecting a current leak. This could be from a variety of places, including from a faulty appliance, wiring or powerpoint. Safety switches are important because they save lives.
If you would like to be sure that your home or business is protected, we can identify this for you and recommend if any upgrading is required. Call us now for a free consultation – 1800 350 350