What is an RCD Switch?
RCD switches, which are also known as Residual Current Device safety switches, are the best safety measure for preventing electrical shocks and serious harm. Nowadays, a safety switch is also a compulsory part of any switchboard and ideally, there is one safety switch for each electrical circuit.
A safety switch continuously monitors your home’s electrical current – or more specifically individual circuits. If a RCD safety switch detects a fault in the current, such as a current leak, it automatically shuts off the power. This speedy reaction prevents injury. RCD safety switches can shut off power in an impressive 30-millisecond window, so you know they will work quickly before you can even blink.
Problems can be caused by a faulty appliance (hot water unit, heater, stove etc) or power point, defective electrical circuits or various outside forces that can impact your electricity supply. One safety switch can make all the difference. It’s time to protect people from the dangers of electrocution.
At Mr Emergency we offer a wide range of RCD safety switches. We source and install any safety switch that we believe is right for your home. Ou
Safety Switch Installation, Service and Repair
At Mr Emergency we supply and install a range of RCD safety switches. Even if there’s one you prefer, we can source it as well. Mr Emergency are experts in the electrical field with years of experience and can offer invaluable advice and professionalism for your home’s electrical safety.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an RCD main switch, an RCD trip switch or an RCD light switch issue. We have you covered. Our goal is to always offer a long-lasting solution, which is why we always have fresh stock on hand. This way we can react quickly when an electrical fault cannot be repaired and a brand-new replacement is needed.
Electrical systems can be unpredictable, so safety switches and circuit breakers are always highly recommended. Preventing electrocution is crucial for the safety of you and your family, so keep Mr Emergency in mind when you need electrical help and advice.
What’s the Difference Between an RCD Switch and a Circuit Breaker?
It’s easy to confuse RCD switches with circuit breakers, given that both are integral to electrical safety. But they serve distinct functions in preventing electrical accidents.
Here’s a simple breakdown:
A circuit breaker is like a vigilant guardian of your electrical circuit. It constantly watches for excessive current, which might be caused by, say, a short circuit or an overloaded appliance. When it detects such a scenario, it “breaks” or “cuts off” the circuit to prevent potential fires or equipment damage. Think of it as a bouncer that turns away unruly visitors at the door.
On the other hand, an RCD switch is more like a lifeguard, specifically looking out for stray currents that could potentially harm a person. If there’s a fault and electricity flows down an unintended path – possibly through a person – the RCD immediately trips and cuts the power, often in mere milliseconds. This avoids electric shock. It’s sensitive to even small deviations, ensuring that even minor shocks are avoided.
In essence, while a circuit breaker shields your appliances and property from electrical mishaps, residual current devices are dedicated to human safety, guarding us from electric shocks. Both are vital for wiring and electrical systems, complementing each other to ensure comprehensive protection in our homes and workplaces.
They constantly monitor your electrical system and can be relied on like the expert electricians at Mr Emergency.
Why Choose Mr Emergency?
All electricians at Mr Emergency are highly trained in fault finding techniques and electrical safety. If you have any doubts over your switchboard’s capabilities, they can provide advice or clear up any concerns with sound knowledge.
Operating in all major Australian cities, we are local and have technicians available 24/7. And when it is an emergency, our team can be on site in less than 30 minutes* after you call. Meanwhile, with Mr Emergency you can also look forward to:
- Service at your door in 30 minutes*
- Fully certified and licensed electricians and technicians
- Van stocked with all the right parts
- 12-month warranty on workmanship and parts (supplied by us)
- The best emergency response rate in the business
- 24/7 readiness
- Upfront fixed-price quotes
- Interest free** payment options
Regular testing is crucial to detect imbalances in your electrical system. If you’re concerned about faulty wiring or any other potential problem, call Mr Emergency today.
Interest Free** Payment Plans
Here at Mr Emergency, we understand that RCD safety switches have to be fixed and that you don’t always have the funds available to pay for the work immediately. That’s why we offer eligible customers a range of interest free** payment plans.
Simply choose a payment plan with one of our providers, Zip or Humm. You get the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so there’s no upfront cost.
The application process is easy, with most of our customers getting accepted straight away. Our electricians can set you up when at your place and, once you’re approved, they can start work immediately. Don’t let electrical hazards put your family in danger any longer.
You can also pay with cash, cheque, direct transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Getting a qualified electrician to your place for an RCD switch service just takes a call to the team at Mr Emergency. Contact us today.
Mr Emergency Does It All
Here at Mr Emergency, we don’t just do RCD safety switches. We also have expert plumbers, gas fitters and air conditioning specialists on hand to respond to any of your emergencies.
Beware of sudden electrical surges that threaten domestic electrical systems. To make sure your current flow is safe for the whole family, be sure to have modern circuit breakers and RCD switches in place.
For more information about getting your safety switch fixed right away, contact a licensed electrician from Mr Emergency today.