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What Is An RCBO & How Does It Work?

What Is An RCBO & How Does It Work?

28/06/2022 sparksdirect

Find out what an RCBO is and how it works. Learn the different types of circuit breakers, how they work, and why you should use them in your home or business.

The bare bones of protection, the Skeleton Units and their more modern replacements

The bare bones of protection, the Skeleton Units and their more modern replacements

18/01/2011 admin

The following is a full quote of the article Electrical Wholesaler News posted not long ago via,...

2010 blog stats for the SparksDirect blog - the most read articles at Blog Sparks Direct

2010 blog stats for the SparksDirect blog - the most read articles at Blog Sparks Direct

07/01/2011 admin

Since everyone these days is talking / bragging about their stats, some even inventing top 10...

ESC advice: what to do if the lights or the sockets are not working, troubleshooting

ESC advice: what to do if the lights or the sockets are not working, troubleshooting

06/01/2011 sparksdirect

Here are some of the Electrical Safety Council's advise related to what to do when the lights or sockets are not working and how to troubleshoot this.

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

10/12/2010 admin

This is part four of the Hager Guide to the Commercial Installations(read more about the Type B...

ESC advice on Child Safety from Every Day Electrical Dangers around the home, electrical safety tips

ESC advice on Child Safety from Every Day Electrical Dangers around the home, electrical safety tips

08/11/2010 admin

We all remember the small things / plug safety our parents used to put on when we were young; when...

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

24/09/2010 admin

Great video put out by Hager in their Type B Distribution Boards section, a short clip that...

Outdoor Electricity installation, some safety tips for luminaires, cables, and their positioning

Outdoor Electricity installation, some safety tips for luminaires, cables, and their positioning

21/07/2010 admin

Installing electricity in the garden is not a job for amateurs. The electrical equipment in the...

The 17th edition Consumer Units from Hager, Split Load, Twin RCCB Incomer

The 17th edition Consumer Units from Hager, Split Load, Twin RCCB Incomer

27/04/2010 admin

The recent Wiring Regulations BS 7671 published on January the 1st 2008 specify a more extensive...

The RCDs explained: What is a Residual Current Device? What types of RCDs are available?

The RCDs explained: What is a Residual Current Device? What types of RCDs are available?

21/04/2010 admin

What is a RCD, and what types of RCDs are there? Via the Electrical Safety Council website there...

Tips for your Electrical Safety Outdoors, Avoid Electrical Accidents in the Gardens

Tips for your Electrical Safety Outdoors, Avoid Electrical Accidents in the Gardens

16/04/2010 admin

NICEIC offers the below helpful tips in order to help you to use electrical equipment safely in...

The UK's Number One 17th Edition Multi-Function Tester From Di-Log

The UK's Number One 17th Edition Multi-Function Tester From Di-Log

04/02/2010 admin

When it first came out, this was the UK’s First 17th Edition Multi-Function Tester! The all new...

RCD - Residual Current Device, principle of operation; RCD, RCCB, RCBO, CBR and SRCD

RCD - Residual Current Device, principle of operation; RCD, RCCB, RCBO, CBR and SRCD

27/04/2009 admin

RCD - Residual Current Device RCD - Residual Current Device - is a generic term for all types of...

Consumer Unit Guide to the 17th Edition - 2 - Consumer Unit arrangements

Consumer Unit Guide to the 17th Edition - 2 - Consumer Unit arrangements

23/01/2009 sparksdirect

After laying the "theoretical" foundation, and talking about the rules and regulations concerning...

RCD - residual current device; RCDs and examples

RCD - residual current device; RCDs and examples

24/11/2008 sparksdirect

What is RCD? The simple definition as given here is: What current flow goes in must also come out....

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