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Consumer Units & Fuse Boards London

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Consumer Units / Fuse Boards

The heart of your properties electrical installation.

The consumer unit or fuse board is the heart of the electrical system in your property, it controls the supply of power and provides protection, to both life and to the fabric of the building.

Many modern consumer units incorporate technically advanced protective devices such as:

  • RCD’s – for protection against electric shock
  • Circuit breakers (CB’s) – for the protection of the cables

Circuit breakers are rated in amperes (A) and protect the wires in your property from being exposed to excessive amounts of current, which would cause the cables to overheat and lead to the potential risk of a fire occuring.

What is the difference between a consumer unit and a fuse board?:

Fuse board is the old name for the device that protects the electrical installation in your property, called fuse boards because they are installed with fuse wire that melts when exposed to excessive current (amperes).

Consumer unit is the modern development of the humble fuse board. They are fitted with MCB’s, a type of switch that trips (switches off), when excessive current flows through the device. They can also be fitted with RCD’s and RCBO’s, devices that can trip if someone is receiving an electric shock.

Emergency Electrician has extensive experience in maintaining and renewing all types of consumer units and fuse boards.

We install and maintain both single phase and three phase consumer units for many domestic and industrial properties.

Give us a call to get a full appraisal of the condition of your consumer unit, and if renewing your fuse board is the ideal solution to resolving safety issues.

We could replace your old fuse board with a modern consumer unit with minimal disruption to you and your home.

We fit you in when it is convenient for you and we can guarantee that our prices are the most competitive you can find.

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