Electrical Safety Switches Supply and Install

Safety Switches Can Save Your Life: LJR Electrical supply and install premium quality safety switches for the protection of you, your family and your property

What is a safety switch?

A safety switch (also known as a residual current device or RCD) is an electrical device that can detect electrical currents flowing through the body. They swing into action within 30 milliseconds – less than a human heart beat.

Householders who have a safety switch installed can greatly reduce the chances of electrocution occurring in or around the home.

The 6 top reasons for having an RCD switch installed in your home or business:

1) Installing an RCD or safety switch will help prevent electric shock.

2) The safety switch can detect faulty dangerous appliances, electric tools and equipment.

3) Your RCD safety switch can also detect faulty wiring.

4) Safety switches can detect water in your electrical system.

5) Fitting an RCD safety switch can help to prevent electrical fires and damage to your property.

6) By law there must be at least 2 RCD’s fitted.

Electrical faults can occur in all sorts of appliances including tools and wiring. This may be the result of wear and tear, dampness, poor design or shoddy installation. Undetected, these faults could eventually cause a fire, property damage or personal injury and even death.

Because safety switches are so sensitive they provide a means of early fault detection.

If you’re unsure whether you have a safety switch installed, contact us at LJR Electrical on 0402 347 309 to check it out for you.

Safety Switches & Circuit Breakers, what is the difference?

Safety switches are often confused with circuit breakers and that’s why it is important to understand the differences – Circuit breakers provide short circuit and over current protection such as when a power point is overloaded.

Circuit breakers do not act as a safety switch for personal protection against electric shock.

Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and detect a problem which may pose a risk to personal safety and turn the power off within 0.03 of a second.

Safety switches always have a test button and have 30ma written on them. They are also sometimes labelled with the words “safety switch“.

Power Point Safety Switches.

Power point safety switches replace an existing conventional power point.

They protect:
•extension cords and electrical appliances plugged into the power outlet
•some of the other electrical wiring and power points on the same circuit

Power point safety switches should only be installed by a licensed electrical contractor . To maximise the protection on a particular electrical circuit, the power point safety switch should be installed at the first power point after the switchboard.

If only a small number are installed, power point safety switches can reduce installation cost.

Their best use is for protecting electrical appliances in bathrooms and workshops.

If you haven’t installed them already seriously consider having them done for the safety of you and your family.

Safety switches will provide a reliable means of preventing electrocution from most electrical accidents that occur in and around the home.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late call LJR Electrical today on 0402 347 309 to get a FREE Quote.

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