The Replacement of domestic fuse boxes with consumer units
In previous generations of electrical installations the circuits were protected by fuses. When something went wrong with the circuit, the fuse would burn out thus protecting the circuit from damage.
Fuse boxes that have been in service more then 50 years require replacing, because the joints and connections deteriorate, which causes joints to overheat during work which may, in some cases cause a fire.
Therefore, consumer units which have been in service more then 50 years have to be replaced.
Likewise, old fuse boxes were built from wooden parts (mainly the body of the consumer unit and the base) and those consumer units in particular are fire hazards.
Consumer unit today are much more convenient to use as fuse wires do not have to be replaced but instead of that a re settable fuse, usually in the form of a flick switch are installed.
When a fault develops in the circuit the fuse will trip and be visible when you look at the consumer unit. The resetting is quite simple, by lifting the switch up.
Besides this functionality, July 2008 marked the introduction of compulsory RCD protection (anti electrocution devices) which will disconnect the electrical supply, should anyone get an electric shock.
The disconnection is made within up to 20 milliseconds and therefore, although the person receiving the electric shock will suffer an inconvenience, no potential danger to life is posed.
We carry out as replacement of fuse boxes to consumer units in domestic and commercial installations, as well as industrial.
We can normally quote you over the phone for replacement of fuse box with consumer unit, for a free quotation please contact us on 020 8455 3311
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