Does your Fusebox look like this?
In the UK many homes are still equipped with an old style fuse box.
We strongly recommend that you upgrade your fuse box for a new style consumer unit. This will provide better electrical safety to your property but more importantly, your family or tenants.
A consumer unit will also ensure your home is up to the current standards of the electrical regulations.
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A fuse box is an old-fashioned term for what is now described as a consumer unit. It’s also sometimes referred to as an RCD or Residual Current Device. It is an essential part of your electrical wiring and every property needs one.
Replacing old fuses boxes
If you have an old style fuse box, it doesn’t automatically follow that it is unsafe – it will most likely comply with the regulations as specified at their time of installation. Nowadays, the modern home has far more electrical devices – microwaves, TV’s, hairdryers, ceramic hobs, computers and even large capacity electric showers. This can cause an overload on an old style fuse board with a 5 amp fuse leading to failure and possibly even worse, a fire or an electric shock.
The latest fuse boards and consumer units contain RCD protection devices which turn off or trip the supply on a detected earth fault at 30 milliamps in milliseconds. This reduces the chance of fatal shock to an absolute minimum.
So, what is the best advice?
The best advice is to call out a qualified electrician to assess your fuse box/fuse board. MB Electrical are on hand to provide this service, just contact us and we’ll be happy to come out and take a look for you.
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MB Electrical, have over 17 years’ experience and provide all aspects of qualified electrical work, including RCD Consumer unit installation, for both household and commercial customers.
- We follow the latest BS7671 regulations.
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The fuse board is the nerve centre of your electrical system.
Many homes are still running on old fuse boards, and we recommended your fuseboard is upgraded to match the 17th edition regulations using a new RCD Fuseboard. If you’ve got an old fuseboard / consumer unit then its likely your home isn’t safely prepared for almost all your electrical items in your home. Here at MB Electrical we can ensure your fusebox system is up to date.
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