Gold Coast Electricans for Circuit Breaker Installation
Does your old switchboard have fuses? Is it falling apart? Maybe it’s time to get the switchboard upgraded to circuit breakers. Circuit breaker installation or upgrade is a simple way of keeping you and your property safe.Many older fuse boxes are no longer able to cope with the amount of power modern homes require to function. Upgrading from an older ceramic fuse to a circuit breaker is not only safer for your home and family but also easy to reset if the power to your home is tripped. All you have to do is flick the switch to return power to your home. With over 50 years of industry experience we can help you with safety switch and circuit breaker installation.No more changing fuse wire in the middle of the night!
What is a circuit breaker?
A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current from an overload or short circuit. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow after a fault is detected. Unlike a fuse, which operates once and then must be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset (either manually or automatically) to resume normal operation.A circuit breaker is not to be confused with a safety switch. A safety switch shuts off electricity supply when it detects a leakage to earth. Circuit breakers are installed to protect circuit wiring and appliances, while safety switches protect people.Both are important. You can find more information about the difference between safety switches and circuit breakers here.