It s important that you know where your fusebox is in case you ever need to turn the electricity off in an emergency. The new fuseboxes which are now called consumer units have circuit breakers trips and rcds which if there is a fault will disconnect the electric supply much quicker than fuses do.
This will help you avoid getting shocked when changing the fuse.
Fuse box safety. Your landlord is responsible for maintaining the electrical outlets in your apartment but you should know the basics of fuse boxsafety. A fuse box is a type of electrical service panel which is a sort of control board for the entire electrical system of a house while any home built around 1960 or later has a service panel full of circuit breakers panels in older houses used fuses to provide over current protection for the household circuits. Fuses and circuit breakers.
I am currently working on turning my van into a full time home and i m throwing the rule book out of the window. A fuse box has a series of threaded sockets into which the fuses are screwed in like. In health safety on september 20 2010 by staff writer.
The human body is extremely sensitive to electricity it takes only a fraction of an amp to cause ventricular fibrillation which is the interruption of your heart s regular rhythm and unless there s a cpr expert standing by that s it goodbye. Even though there s normally no current traveling through the ground wire it s a vital part of fuse box safety. A fusebox also sometimes known as a consumer unit should be easy to find and is where the electricity in your home is controlled and distributed.
Fuse box safety basics. Gsh electrical 166 169 views. Here are some tips for fuse box safety.
A properly installed fuse is just as safe as a circuit breaker but there are many reasons why fuse panels can have problems. In residential wiring there are three wires. Why are people scared of fuses.
That knowledge will protect you and your family. A black one for load from one of the 120 volt legs a white one which is neutral and a bare copper wire which is ground. Step by step how to connect up a 10 way wylex dual rcd consumer unit fuse box by luke wichard duration.
Also if you are going to have any more electrical work done the fusebox will have to be upgraded to comply with the current regulations or the electrician. Fuse box safety basics. How to hook up a gfci duration.
Fuses and circuit breakers also known as mcbs protect equipment but not people. It contains three things the main switch fuses and or circuit breakers. Before replacing a fuse make sure to turn off appliances on the circuit and open the main fuse.
Fuse box safety question. I have 600w of solar and 180ah of batteries and i m working on the wiring. Here s how it works.
Choose the right fuse.